Deny Import Permit for Black Rhino Hunt

This past January, in the midst of a rhino poaching crisis, the Dallas Safari Club auctioned off a permit for a trophy hunter to kill an endangered black rhino in Namibia. Now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has received an application for the import of this black rhino trophy.

Thankfully, it's not too late. If this hunter is unable to bring the trophy back into the country, he will have no reason to kill this endangered rhino. Sadly, another hunter from Las Vegas has already killed a black rhino and is also seeking to import the trophy. By opposing these permit applications, we can save a rhino and send a message to American trophy hunters that the slaughter of rhinos for sport must end.

Join us in urging the Service not to issue the import permits.


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I am writing to urge you not to issue the import permits that would allow the import of black rhinoceros trophies from Namibia. This would set a terrible precedent for this and other critically endangered species whose future depends on keeping as many of their kind alive so that they can contribute to the gene pool. Killing in the name of conservation is unacceptable. Conversely, promoting the killing would undermine conservation efforts that are so desperately needed to save the dwindling numbers of black rhinoceroses.

With fewer than 5,000 remaining in the wild, black rhinoceroses are on the brink of extinction. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has an opportunity to set an example for the world by denying the import permits of this critically endangered rhino—and animals that would be killed for nothing more than to decorate hunters’ trophy rooms.