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    Hunter pays $350,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species'

    The rhino was apparently an old rhino that no longer bred but was chasing off other potential male mates. I understand the reasoning, but I feel like they should have just moved it instead of killing it. The hunting of these animals should not be encouraged under any circumstances. Efforts to save endangered species should be getting enough funding without relying on hunters willing to pay top dollar to kill these animals.

    Hunter pays 225,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species' | Environment | The Guardian

    A US hunter who paid $350,000 (225,000) to kill a black rhino in Namibia has successfully shot the animal, saying his actions would help protect the critically endangered species. Corey Knowlton, from Texas, downed the rhino with a high-powered rifle after a three-day hunt through the bush with government officials on hand to ensure he killed the correct animal. Knowlton, 36, won the right to shoot the rhino at an auction – attracting criticism, and even death threats, from conservationists. He took a CNN camera crew on the hunt to try to show why he believed the killing was justified. “The whole world knows about this hunt and I think it’s extremely important that people know it’s going down the right way, in the most scientific way that it can possibly happen,” Knowlton told CNN. “People have a problem just with the fact that I like to hunt … I want to see the black rhino as abundant as it can be. I believe in the survival of the species.” Since 2012, Namibia has sold five licences a year to kill individual rhinos, saying the money is essential to fund conservation projects and anti-poaching protection.
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    Re: Hunter pays $350,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species'

    So who collected the money and what will it be used for? If he killed off an old one that was no longer a breeder but what preventing other bulls from breeding then it really would benefit the species. Considering the current pool of Republicans in the presidential race, $350,000 apiece to take out a couple of RINOs sounds like a deal.

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    Re: Hunter pays $350,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species'

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    Considering the current pool of Republicans in the presidential race, $350,000 apiece to take out a couple of RINOs sounds like a deal.

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    Re: Hunter pays $350,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species'

    He killed a old bull that was threatening the othet younget males that could breed and create new black rhinos.

    So more knee jerk leftist nonsense from the Ops author.
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    Re: Hunter pays $350,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species'

    Personally, I hate hunting strictly for sport - I respect all forms of life too much.

    That said, the rationale seems plausible, believable, and supportable, so this doesn't outrage or bother me, provided it's true.

    Culling of animals to preserve the species as well as to preserve other species and other environments is something man can do well and responsibly and it should be supported when properly managed and regulated.
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    Re: Hunter pays $350,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species'

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    So more knee jerk leftist nonsense from the Ops author.
    The article doesn't specifically mention the reason. I am the one that brought up the legitimate reasoning for their choice to kill the rhino. I said that I understood it, but that I would have preferred it if they had moved the rhino instead. If I wanted to paint a false narrative I would have completely left that part out. You have no idea what you're talking about. Please stop polluting my threads with your nonsense.

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    Re: Hunter pays $350,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species'

    its still a convenient excuse. The guy was still going for the thrill of the hunt over something exotic. Doesnt matter if he had good PR he still didnt have good intentions. I bet he didnt even eat 1 scrap of the meat. If he was too old then he wouldnt be able to defend his turf. They are tampering and glossing / sugar coating it. Sport hunting rhinos to "save them" is like turning old people into hamburger meat to help the cost of retirement homes. Actually the rhino thing is prolly worse cuz its prolly just a trophy and noone ate it. The rhino died before his time, unnaturally to something outside of nature and at least the old people hamburger would just be people that died already.
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    Re: Hunter pays $350,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species'

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    The article doesn't specifically mention the reason. I am the one that brought up the legitimate reasoning for their choice to kill the rhino. I said that I understood it, but that I would have preferred it if they had moved the rhino instead. If I wanted to paint a false narrative I would have completely left that part out. You have no idea what you're talking about.
    Please stop polluting my threads with your nonsense.


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    Re: Hunter pays $350,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species'

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    IOW: what you're saying is shut up. What happened to the 1st amendment?

    Why are you opposed to freedom of speech? Fill us in.




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    This might be the most eye roll worthy thing I have ever seen in my life. Can we get back on topic please?

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    Re: Hunter pays $350,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species'

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    This might be the most eye roll worthy thing I have ever seen in my life.
    Can we get back on topic please?


    Freedom of speech is always on topic no matter how much some people would like to shut others up.

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