Rhino ruling in favour of DSC

African Rhinos MkhuzeAn American hunter who paid $350,000 to hunt a black rhino in Namibia will be allowed to import the trophy back to the USA.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service granted a permit for two planned hunts after finding that they would generate a huge sum for conservation in Africa – over $500,000 in total.

Anti-shooters campaigned against the hunt, but Dallas Safari Club, which auctioned it off in 2014, reminded them that the funds raised were “critical to supporting the Namibian government in their efforts to stem the tide of commercial killing of these animals.”

DSC waived all fees from the auction, meaning every cent will go to anti-poaching efforts.

The Fish and Wildlife Service says, “Money accrued from trophy hunting of black rhinos has been used to fund annual black rhino counts, improve rhino crime investigation and prosecution, and ensure the traceability of all rhino horn owned by Namibia.”

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