Protect Black Rhinos from Trophy Hunters
Action Alert from All-Creatures.org

FROM

Born Free USA
November 2014

ACTION

One black rhino has already been killed by an American hunter this year, but we still have time to prevent the killing of a second black rhino.

You can help to stop the unnecessary killing of yet another one of these critically endangered animals. Please urge the USFWS to deny the applications for the import permits to prevent hunters from bringing their trophies back to the United States. By denying the import permits, the USFWS would also send a strong message that killing a critically endangered species in the name of 'conservation' simply doesn't make sense.

Sign an online petition here.

And/Or better yet, make direct contact:

Daniel Ashe
Service Director
Fish and Wildlife Services
c/o Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Even though black rhinos are a critically endangered species with fewer than 5,000 in the wild and fewer than 2,000 in Namibia, the Dallas Safari Club auctioned off a permit this past January for a trophy hunter to kill a black rhino in Namibia. Two hunters have requested import permits from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to bring the trophies from the rhinos they kill back into the United States.

It's morally incomprehensible to hunt simply for the "trophy" of an endangered species. Unfortunately, under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Namibia is permitted to authorize up to five black rhino hunts and allow the hunter to export the trophy back to his or her country.

One black rhino has already been killed by an American hunter this year, but we still have time to prevent the killing of a second black rhino.


Thank you for everything you do for animals!


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