cool_nameIs it a white thing or a rich person thing? No need to add race where it doesn't belong.
It's a Rich White American problem.
"Most of the folks who do this are men from a wealthier subset. These are people who, for vacation, go to an African country and pay up to tens of thousands of dollars for the opportunity to kill a lion, rhino or elephant that they can bring back home."
"When the government tells a local man in Chad that he can't hunt but then allows a rich, white hunter from Texas to hunt, it's a really terrible message to send," he said. "It's colonialistic and sends mixed signals to locals who see hunting is OK when a rich, white guy does it but not OK when a local does it."
"A $350,000 permit to hunt a rare black rhino was sold last December, international hunting organization Dallas Safari Club announced"
""What happens in practice, most of the time, that money goes straight to corrupt government officials or outfitters and doesn't actually wind up back in hands of local community where hunting goes on, and they then aren't incentivized to protect wildlife and conservation areas," he said."
"The number of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish across the globe is, on average, about half the size it was 40 years ago, according to a report released by the World Wildlife Fund last October."