DALLAS, TX – James Bond is not the only one with a license to kill. The Dallas Safari Club is giving everyone a chance to have a license to kill.
The target: an endangered African black rhino.
The government of Namibia wants to get rid of older, non-productive male black rhinos, but the rhino is an endangered species.
Here’s a mother and her baby rhino at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago.
You need a permit to kill a black rhino, so the Namibian government is allowing the Dallas Safari Club to auction a permit to the highest bidder.
And yes, you are not alone if you wonder why killing an endangered animal is a good thing for the animal.
In the news release from the Dallas Safari Club, executive director Ben Carter explained that killing a black rhino (to save black rhinos)is based on a fundamental premise of modern wildlife management that says population, not individuals, is what matters.
Yeah, tell that to the rhino.
The club thinks it can get up to a million bucks for the permit, with all of the money going to the Namibian government for wildlife conservation programs.
Memo to all us guys: keep moving, bro! You never know when thinning the herd of old, useless males will include us.