IFAW statement on Texas hunter killing Black Rhino in Namibia

IFAW statement on Texas hunter killing Black Rhino in Namibia
Wednesday, 20 May, 2015
Washington, DC

The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) Jeff Flocken responds to the killing of a black rhino in Namibia by the winner of the 2014 Dallas Safari Club auction.

“I am deeply saddened, disappointed and incredulous that he sees this mission as contributing to the survival of endangered black rhinos,” said Jeff Flocken, IFAW North America Regional Director.   “If you pay to take a human life and give to humanitarian causes, it does not make you a humanitarian.  And paying money to kill one of the last iconic animals on earth does not make you a conservationist.”

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