Killer of the Last Black Rhino Receiving Death Threats

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    Jan 19, 2014 11:44 PM GMT
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    Knowlton said he has hired full time security after he was named online as the winner of the Dallas Safari Club auction

    Texas hunter Corey Knowlton has said he has received death threats and has hired full-time security after being identified as the winner of an auction to shoot and kill an endangered black rhino in Namibia.

    Knowlton paid $350,000 (£214,119) at the Dallas Safari Club sponsored auction for the licence but faced a storm of fierce criticism from animal rights campaigners and wildlife groups.

    He was named by fellow hunter Tom Opre as the man who placed the winning bid earlier this week. He said his Facebook page has since been flooded with threats to hurt and kill him and his family.

    He told KTVT that since then, he’s feared for his family’s safety. “They’re wanting to kill me,” he said. “They’re wanting to kill my children. They’re wanting to skin us alive.”

    “I’m a hunter,” Knowlton told WFAA. “I want to experience a black rhino. I want to be intimately involved with a black rhino. If I go over there and shoot it or not shoot it, it’s beyond the point.

    “They don’t know who I am. They don’t know what I’m about. They don’t even understand the process.”

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    Corey Knowlton has been identified as the man who placed the winning bid at the Dallas Safari Club. He posted this picture with the caption: "Brown Bear, an awesome dream that came true for me."

    Knowlton, of Royse City said threats had been made to organisers before the auction, which led to the Safari Club asking him if he would bid. He and a silent partner then raised the money to make the bid, he said.

    Ben Carter, executive director of the Safari Club, has defended the auction.

    He argued the rhino to be hunted is old, male and non-breeding and is likely to be targeted for removal anyway because it was becoming aggressive and threatening other wildlife.

    But the auction was condemned by wildlife and animal rights groups, and the FBI earlier this week said it was investigating death threats against members of the club.

    Knowlton defended his actions on his Facebook page earlier this week. He wrote: “Thank you all for your comments about conservation and the current situation regarding the Black Rhino.

    “I am considering all sides and concerns involved in this unique situation. Please don't rush to judgment with emotionally driven criticism towards individuals on either sides of this issue.

    “I deeply care about all of the inhabitants of this planet and I am looking forward to more educated discussion regarding the ongoing conservation effort for the Black Rhino.”
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    Jan 20, 2014 12:30 AM GMT
    “I’m a hunter, I want to experience a black rhino. I want to be intimately involved with a black rhino. If I go over there and shoot it or not shoot it, it’s beyond the point. They don’t know who I am. They don’t know what I’m about. They don’t even understand the process.”

    When I read those words, I imagine a serial killer saying something similar as he places the skin of his latest victim over his cock and masturbates with it.
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    Jan 20, 2014 4:08 PM GMT

    You know what would be really great? Technology that hooks up the hunter's brain to the hunted, so the hunter has to experience everything the hunted feels as the hunter goes about killing it.
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 20, 2014 4:28 PM GMT
    What a disgusting human being!

    "They don’t know who I am. They don’t know what I’m about. They don’t even understand the process.”

    Bullshit. Everyone knows he's a psychopath. The Dallas Safari Club needs to be shut down, and criminal charges should be applied to all who participate in the hunting of endangered species.
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    Jan 21, 2014 3:07 AM GMT
    HottJoe saidWhat a disgusting human being!

    "They don’t know who I am. They don’t know what I’m about. They don’t even understand the process.”

    Bullshit. Everyone knows he's a psychopath. The Dallas Safari Club needs to be shut down, and criminal charges should be applied to all who participate in the hunting of endangered species.


    You mean Sociopath.
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    Jan 21, 2014 3:28 AM GMT
    Scruffypup said“I’m a hunter, I want to experience a black rhino. I want to be intimately involved with a black rhino. If I go over there and shoot it or not shoot it, it’s beyond the point. They don’t know who I am. They don’t know what I’m about. They don’t even understand the process.”

    When I read those words, I imagine a serial killer saying something similar as he places the skin of his latest victim over his cock and masturbates with it.


    I thought the same thing. What a complete piece of sh*t.
    He exposes himself as a spoiled little rich boy who gets his kicks killing rare animals, and now claims that he's the victim when other people call him on his bullsh*t. What a pussy.

    I've always heard that douches like this have microscopically small dicks, and as a result they are desperately trying to prove that they are "men."
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    Jan 21, 2014 3:50 AM GMT
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    Scruffypup said“I’m a hunter, I want to experience a black rhino. I want to be intimately involved with a black rhino. If I go over there and shoot it or not shoot it, it’s beyond the point. They don’t know who I am. They don’t know what I’m about. They don’t even understand the process.”

    When I read those words, I imagine a serial killer saying something similar as he places the skin of his latest victim over his cock and masturbates with it.


    I thought the same thing. What a complete piece of sh*t.
    He exposes himself as a spoiled little rich boy who gets his kicks killing rare animals, and now claims that he's the victim when other people call him on his bullsh*t. What a pussy.

    I've always heard that douches like this have microscopically small dicks, and as a result they are desperately trying to prove that they are "men."


    That would be a convenient theory but that's not always true. I knew someone that was a "sport" hunter and very cruel who had an enormous dick. I do think you have to be fucked up inside, but it's not always about dick size.
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    Jan 21, 2014 5:17 AM GMT
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    HottJoe saidWhat a disgusting human being!

    "They don’t know who I am. They don’t know what I’m about. They don’t even understand the process.”

    Bullshit. Everyone knows he's a psychopath. The Dallas Safari Club needs to be shut down, and criminal charges should be applied to all who participate in the hunting of endangered species.

    You mean Sociopath.

    And a Texan, the hunt organized by a Dallas club. Say no more.
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    Jan 21, 2014 6:46 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    HottJoe saidWhat a disgusting human being!

    "They don’t know who I am. They don’t know what I’m about. They don’t even understand the process.”

    Bullshit. Everyone knows he's a psychopath. The Dallas Safari Club needs to be shut down, and criminal charges should be applied to all who participate in the hunting of endangered species.


    You mean Sociopath.

    Either way, next time he goes hunting I'm rooting for the animal...
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    Jan 22, 2014 12:16 AM GMT
    The last Black Rhino? Really? What suddenly happened to the other 4,999 ?

    Leave it to a bunch of gay men who have no clue what they're talking about, let alone a minimal understanding of the issue to be overly dramatic !


    You all sound like this guy:



    Maybe you should try discussing things you have some understanding of.
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    Jan 22, 2014 8:33 AM GMT
    shybuffguy saidThe last Black Rhino? Really? What suddenly happened to the other 4,999 ?

    Leave it to a bunch of gay men who have no clue what they're talking about, let alone a minimal understanding of the issue to be overly dramatic !


    You all sound like this guy:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI6eE_FAwao&feature=player_embedded

    Maybe you should try discussing things you have some understanding of.


    You're apparently a "gay man" too, so I guess you don't know what you're talking about either. Can you ever make a comment without being a condescending ass?
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    Jan 22, 2014 6:01 PM GMT
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    You're apparently a "gay man" too, so I guess you don't know what you're talking about either. Can you ever make a comment without being a condescending ass?


    Seriously? "Condescending ass?" ? You're the melodramatic one who posted about killing the "Last Black Rhino", isn't that a bit of misinformation intended to excite and inflame people who know or understand as little about the issue as you?
    Have you ever been to Namibia ? Do you know anything about Namibia? Do you know anything about Black Rhino conservation efforts or conservation efforts for any animal or plant, for that matter?

    Namibia is about half the size of the State of Alaska, yet only about 1% of its land is arable. One half of the countries population is employed in agriculture, mainly subsistence farming. Namibia receives less rainfall than any other Sub-Saharan African country, even though it is highly irregular with flooding common in the Northeastern part of the country. Namibia has the world's second lowest population density. In 2013 Namibia had a total GDP of just over $13 billion, just to put that in prospective extending unemployment benefits in this country for one year will cost about $26 billion. A full 14% of the economy of Namibia is based on tourism and 14% of Namibia's tourism (about $20 million) is based on Sport Hunting.

    All of those factors don't lend themselves to an environment conducive to conservation of any particular animal. Namibia is a poor country where the per capita income is less than $6,000 and the country struggles to fund it's conservation efforts.

    Of the 5000 or so Black Rhinos in the world, 1700 (now 1697) reside inside the boarders of Namibia.
    Each year Namibia selects 3 non breeding Black Rhinos to be culled from the herds and issues hunting permits for those animals. So in reality, this isn't really a rare event, but since land is a finite resource it is a necessary event for the health of the rest of the herds.
    The part you left out of the story is that the Rhino would be killed with or with out the $350,000 price tag.
    You also left out the part that the Namibian government closely monitors such hunts and that once the animal is killed, the lion's share of the kill is made available to the local people.
    Legally hunting three Rhinos each year is part of herd management. The real threat to Rhinos is poaching and I'm sure the $350,000 for this one hunt will go a long way in helping with that effort.

    All in all I think the $350,000 paid to hunt this Rhino will do infinitely more for the conservation of the Black Rhino than all of the donations made to the "Realjock Black Rhino Conservation Fund" .

    While I may be a gay man, I try to have an understanding of issues around me instead of getting myself in a twist about something I know nothing about. Actually, I've been to Namibia, I own guns and hunt and as a hunter I am and have been involved both directly and indirectly in a number of conservation efforts. So, unlike you I actually do have some idea of what I'm talking about.
    If I'm a "condescending ass", what do you call someone like yourself, who makes up things like " Killer of the Last Black Rhino" and proceeds to to get your and others knickers in a bunch discussing issues you know nothing about and understand even less about like hunting, conservation, GMOs and on and on ?
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    Jan 22, 2014 6:32 PM GMT
    Years ago, when the Black Rhino were not being hunted by local Namibians for food and assorted body parts used in "their medicine" -- ever wonder what a Namibian man uses rather than Cialis? :-) -- they were plentiful and definitely fun to hunt.
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    shybuffguy said
    Scruffypup said

    You're apparently a "gay man" too, so I guess you don't know what you're talking about either. Can you ever make a comment without being a condescending ass?


    Seriously? "Condescending ass?" ? You're the melodramatic one who posted about killing the "Last Black Rhino", isn't that a bit of misinformation intended to excite and inflame people who know or understand as little about the issue as you?
    Have you ever been to Namibia ? Do you know anything about Namibia? Do you know anything about Black Rhino conservation efforts or conservation efforts for any animal or plant, for that matter?

    Namibia is about half the size of the State of Alaska, yet only about 1% of its land is arable. One half of the countries population is employed in agriculture, mainly subsistence farming. Namibia receives less rainfall than any other Sub-Saharan African country, even though it is highly irregular with flooding common in the Northeastern part of the country. Namibia has the world's second lowest population density. In 2013 Namibia had a total GDP of just over $13 billion, just to put that in prospective extending unemployment benefits in this country for one year will cost about $26 billion. A full 14% of the economy of Namibia is based on tourism and 14% of Namibia's tourism (about $20 million) is based on Sport Hunting.

    All of those factors don't lend themselves to an environment conducive to conservation of any particular animal. Namibia is a poor country where the per capita income is less than $6,000 and the country struggles to fund it's conservation efforts.

    Of the 5000 or so Black Rhinos in the world, 1700 (now 1697) reside inside the boarders of Namibia.
    Each year Namibia selects 3 non breeding Black Rhinos to be culled from the herds and issues hunting permits for those animals. So in reality, this isn't really a rare event, but since land is a finite resource it is a necessary event for the health of the rest of the herds.
    The part you left out of the story is that the Rhino would be killed with or with out the $350,000 price tag.
    You also left out the part that the Namibian government closely monitors such hunts and that once the animal is killed, the lion's share of the kill is made available to the local people.
    Legally hunting three Rhinos each year is part of herd management. The real threat to Rhinos is poaching and I'm sure the $350,000 for this one hunt will go a long way in helping with that effort.

    All in all I think the $350,000 paid to hunt this Rhino will do infinitely more for the conservation of the Black Rhino than all of the donations made to the "Realjock Black Rhino Conservation Fund" .

    While I may be a gay man, I try to have an understanding of issues around me instead of getting myself in a twist about something I know nothing about. Actually, I've been to Namibia, I own guns and hunt and as a hunter I am and have been involved both directly and indirectly in a number of conservation efforts. So, unlike you I actually do have some idea of what I'm talking about.
    If I'm a "condescending ass", what do you call someone like yourself, who makes up things like " Killer of the Last Black Rhino" and proceeds to to get your and others knickers in a bunch discussing issues you know nothing about and understand even less about like hunting, conservation, GMOs and on and on ?


    NEWSFLASH: NO ONE posts anything here that's original. Any article you see posted here was simply reposted from somewhere else. In other words....I didn't write the article...duhhh. If you're that upset about the article, rather than having a stroke, why not track down the author of the article and give HIM a piece of your mind. If this article is indeed incorrect, there are a million nicer ways you could have went about informing me of that fact.

    Factual or not, one thing remains true. "Sport" hunters don't give a shit about "conservation." You kill because.......
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    Jan 22, 2014 10:56 PM GMT
    I find it entirely amusing that shybuff is touting conservation while being OK with hunting down a nearly extinct species.

    It would make more sense shybuff, if you came out swinging against hunting a species that needs rebuilding BEFORE sports hunting resumes. And before you get on your high horse, I have family that are hunters, and what I just said is what a couple of them have told me. Rebuild the species first, then pick off a few to prove the Great White Hunter thing. They ( a few family members) hunt for food. My sister bagged and rendered her own moose, as an example.

    *waits for shybuff's usual blithering blathering attack*

  • winwin

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    Jan 22, 2014 10:56 PM GMT
    I don't hate anyone but I hate people like him who go hunt innocent and defenseless animals. Leave him alive naked and without any weapons right in the middle of a pride of hungry lions and see who wins. And why do these idiots take such pride in getting their stupid pictures taken with dead animals???
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    Jan 22, 2014 11:27 PM GMT
    conservativejock said-- they were plentiful and definitely fun to hunt.


    You and I are made from a different cloth. Nothing could make me sicker to my stomach than to have to kill something. Even if it were for food, my heart would be heavy with remorse and sadness. The word "fun" would be nowhere in my mind.
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    Jan 23, 2014 2:28 AM GMT
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    NEWSFLASH: NO ONE posts anything here that's original. Any article you see posted here was simply reposted from somewhere else. In other words....I didn't write the article...duhhh. If you're that upset about the article, rather than having a stroke, why not track down the author of the article and give HIM a piece of your mind. If this article is indeed incorrect, there are a million nicer ways you could have went about informing me of that fact.

    Factual or not, one thing remains true. "Sport" hunters don't give a shit about "conservation." You kill because.......
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    You just proved my point. You know nothing about the issue. You read a biased article that supports your point of view and ran with it. You didn't take a minute to think about it or bother to go a step further and actually find out about what you read, you just rushed to post it for the reaction for others as uninformed as your.
    I'm not upset about the article. I'm not even upset about you posting it. I do have a problem with people like who post and discuss things you know nothing about or intend to do anything about and then condemn people who actually have done something. You may not like it but as I said the hunter who paid the $350,000 for the hunt did a hell of a lot more for Rhino conservation than you or of the others who agree with you here have or will.

    By the way the fact that I buy hunting and fishing licenses shows that more than you I do "give a shit about 'conservation'" because
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    A large portion of the price of hunting and fishing licenses go toward conservation efforts! Maybe you should have thought that one through.
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    Jan 23, 2014 3:30 AM GMT
    YourName2000 saidNot to mention, since when is "5000" of something a healthy species?? How many of those are fertile females? Shit, people bitch about hunting arctic seal, yet they're at the highest population they've been in 300 years, numbering over half a million, and so large they're at risk of destroying their own food supply. Personally, I'm for the seal hunt (because of that), but (at 5000) they need every black rhino they can get. And if some backwards country is so desperate for money they'll offer one (or three) up a year, I don't take that as a reflection of the stability of the herd, but of their own short-sighted desperation. The 3 they're offering up are 3 that could be eaten by their natural predators...as it stands, those predators will now likely hunt healthier (and perhaps breeding) rhino instead. And let's not even talk about poachers.

    So to the condescending douche screaming "there's 5000! There's 5000!" as if that fucking meant something: shut the fuck up. When there's 100,000, "game management" will actually mean something. Until then, a few of us are gonna bitch about this.


    Another person who has no idea what your talking about pretending you do. Let me point out a few flaws in your little post here:

    1) I pointed out the op said this was the last Black Rhino. It couldn't be the last of it's kind if there are 4,999 others still alive.

    2)I pointed out that 1700 of these reside within the boarders of Namibia, an arid country that also supports a huge amount of other African species. Do you have any idea of how many acres it would take in an arid country like Namibia to support a rhino cow/calf unit? More than 1700 animals may actually be critical when considering the preservation of their habitat.

    3)The number of fertile females in the population isn't as critical as the number of breeding bulls in the current situation being discussed because, one breeding bull mates with multiple females. As with many other herding ungulates, the males gather harems during the breeding season.

    4) This is a quote from the letter to the Safari club from the Namibian government:

    "To hunt a Black Rhino is not taken lightly by Namibia. Only old geriatric bulls, which are marginalized in the population and do not contribute to reproduction, are hunted."

    What that means is that when the younger bull rhinos force the older breeding bull rhinos out of the herd and take over the activity of breeding with the females, the old bull is forced out of the herd and forced to live alone on the margins until it finally dies of old age or poaching. Now isn't it better for Namibia to allow the hunt to gain needed funds for it's conservation efforts than for a poacher to kill the animal solely for it's horn?

    5) An adult rhino has no "natural predators". Because of their sheer size, much like elephants, adult rhinos have no, as you put it "natural predators" , therefore any animals that would naturally prey on the rhino calves are not going to be diverted to preying on these old bull rhinos.

    6) Why not talk about poachers? Is it because you don't understand that either?

    7) Maybe you can explain to me what you would know about herd management? After all you've been wrong about everything else so far.

    So you support the seal harvest? That's interesting. So, if I support the humane hunting of old rhinos that are past their prime and no longer serve a vital function within the herd and the much needed meat is given to the local people, I'm a "condescending douche"?
    So what does that make a person, such as yourself, who supports bashing the brains out of seal calves (animals only a few weeks old) rather than shooting them in the head with a rifle, skinning them and leaving their carcases where they lay? Or maybe in all of your wisdom you didn't understand that the seal calves are bludgeoned to death while their mothers crys can be heard for miles!
    So what kind of a "douche" does that make you? blood-stains.jpgclubbing1.jpgsealer_skinning_med.jpgmother-mourns.jpg
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    Jan 23, 2014 8:20 PM GMT
    Why does shybuffguy only come out of the woodwork to be a disgusting human being?icon_confused.gif
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    HottJoe saidWhy does shybuffguy only come out of the woodwork to be a disgusting human being?icon_confused.gif


    Actually I was taking a break because I felt I was a little hard on you, seeing as you seem to be more than a few cards shy of a full deck. If you were too stupid to recognize that, then that's your problem, not mine and I will treat you accordingly.

    As for "a disgusting human being", I would suggest that you and those like you who have no idea of what you are talking about, yet want to impose your ridiculous, nonsensical ideas on people who are far better equipped than you to deal with the realities of the world are the "disgusting" human beings.

    Oh, just a suggestion, maybe you should stick to writing books about nail polish, drugs and drag queens. That really seems tpo be your forte !

    This review is from: The Tragedy of Miss Geneva Flowers (Paperback)
    If you love stories about twinks who drop out of school, do their nails, and take drugs----for 342 pages, this is for you. Otherwise STAY CLEAR!

    This review is from: The Tragedy of Miss Geneva Flowers (Paperback)
    I really hate books where it feels like I am reading someone else's diary..this isn't an exciting diary but a BORING SLEEP-INDUCING diary...the book doesn't go anywhere..its basically a daily account of this spoiled selfish self absorbed brat kid named Erich Taylor. The dialog is really pretty corny as well.

    This review is from: The Tragedy of Miss Geneva Flowers (Paperback)
    I really hate books where it feels like I am reading someone else's diary..this isn't an exciting diary but a BORING SLEEP-INDUCING diary...the book doesn't go anywhere..its basically a daily account of this spoiled selfish self absorbed brat kid named Erich Taylor. The dialog is really pretty corny as well.
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    Scruffypup said


    NEWSFLASH: NO ONE posts anything here that's original. Any article you see posted here was simply reposted from somewhere else. In other words....I didn't write the article...duhhh. If you're that upset about the article, rather than having a stroke, why not track down the author of the article and give HIM a piece of your mind. If this article is indeed incorrect, there are a million nicer ways you could have went about informing me of that fact.

    Factual or not, one thing remains true. "Sport" hunters don't give a shit about "conservation." You kill because.......
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    You just proved my point. You know nothing about the issue. You read a biased article that supports your point of view and ran with it. You didn't take a minute to think about it or bother to go a step further and actually find out about what you read, you just rushed to post it for the reaction for others as uninformed as your.
    I'm not upset about the article. I'm not even upset about you posting it. I do have a problem with people like who post and discuss things you know nothing about or intend to do anything about and then condemn people who actually have done something. You may not like it but as I said the hunter who paid the $350,000 for the hunt did a hell of a lot more for Rhino conservation than you or of the others who agree with you here have or will.

    By the way the fact that I buy hunting and fishing licenses shows that more than you I do "give a shit about 'conservation'" because
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    A large portion of the price of hunting and fishing licenses go toward conservation efforts! Maybe you should have thought that one through.


    Right. I'm so sure you buy your killing licenses because you support conservation! LOL
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    Jan 24, 2014 12:08 PM GMT
    conservativejock saidYears ago, when the Black Rhino were not being hunted by local Namibians for food and assorted body parts used in "their medicine" -- ever wonder what a Namibian man uses rather than Cialis? :-) -- they were plentiful and definitely fun to hunt.

    It's principally the Chinese who use rhino horns for medicine - not the Namibians. If people want to save rhinos (or elephants) from extinction, they have to get the Chinese to change their ways. Not bloody likely to happen.
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    Jan 24, 2014 12:24 PM GMT
    After reading through this thread, I conclude that the only rational person posting here is shybuffguy. I don't understand the sport of hunting (other than for food, which makes it not a sport), but culling old over the hill bull rhinos makes sense, even if the species is endangered, and so why not get the $350,000 from some spoiled rich guy to benefit the rest of the rhino population? If you would save the rhinos and elephants from extinction, instead of making emotional outbursts, take some constructive action against the Chinese, who are eliminating the species.
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    Right. I'm so sure you buy your killing licenses because you support conservation! LOL




    Do you ever get tired of wrong?

    The Federal Wildlife Restoration Program is the most success full conservation program in the world and it is funded principally by hunters.
    Since it was created by hunters in 1937 it has contributed more than $10 billion dollars to wildlife conservation.
    The FWRP was established through the Pitman-Robertson act in 1937. Through lobbying efforts in Congress hunters created the act as a way to fund conservation and management of the countries wildlife resources. Funds for the FWRP are accumulated from excise taxes on firearms, ammunition and archery equipment, at the instigation of Americas hunters. The taxes are levied at the manufacturer's level, collected by the Federal government and distributed to the state wildlife agencies to fund conservation and management projects.
    Wildlife Resources Divisions use these funds foe programs that range from habitat restoration and improving wildlife populations to conducting research and include operating more than one million acres of wildlife management areas that provide wildlife recreational activities and benefit a wide range of species.

    In 1907 there were only 41,000 elk left in North America. because of the hard work and money invested by hunters there are more than a million elk today.

    In 1900, only 500,000 Whitetail Deer wandered North America. Thanks to the efforts of hunters there are more than 32 million Whitetail Deer.

    In 1900 there were no more than 100,000 wild turkeys, thanks to the work of hunters there are now more than 7 million of them.

    In 1901, very few ducks of any kind remained. Because of the efforts of hunters to restore and conserve wetlands, there are more than 44 million now. I'm sure you have no idea of the work done in this area by Ducks Unlimited, an organized group of hunters!

    In 1950 only 12,000 Pronghorn roamed the west. Now there are more than 1.1 million due to the investment of hunters.

    Habitat, research and wildlife law enforcement, all paid for by hunters through the Pitman Robertson Act benefits countless non-hunted species.

    Through state licenses and fees hunters $796 million a year for conservation programs. Yes the lion's share goes to conservation.

    Through donations to hunting clubs and groups like Ducks Unlimited and the rocky Mountain Elk foundation, hunters contribute another $440 million per year to conservation efforts.

    In 1937 hunters actually requested an 11% tax on guns, ammo, bows, and arrows to help fund conservation. So far that tax has raised more than $10 billion for wildlife conservation.

    that 11% tax generates $371 million a year for conservation.

    Altogether hunters contribute more than $1.6 billion each year for conservation programs. No one gives more to the cause. How much do you contribute?

    Hunters fund conservation and pour $38 billion a year into the economy in retail spending alone.

    Hunting supports 680,000 jobs form game wardens to biologists.

    hunter groups and clubs provide private habitat conservation like the RMEF and it's 6.3 million acres of habitat conservation.

    As a wildlife management tool, hunting maintains wildlife populations in balance, limits crop damage and disease outbreaks.

    Hunters help manage predators. The government in the past has spent millions to control predators, but hunters gladly pay for the opportunity.

    Collisions with deer kill 200 motorist and cost $10 billion each year. For each deer hit by a car, hunters take 6. Imagine the cost in lives and money without hunters.

    Hunters have funded restoration programs to restore habitat and animal numbers as well as reintroduction of species into areas they once lived in.

    Hunter numbers are down, yet contributions from hunters for conservation is up.

    What exactly have you done for conservation beside watch Wale Wars?