IFAW Statement: Jeffrey Flocken, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

RE: The Dallas Safari Club's auction to kill an endangered Black Rhino

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "This auction tells the world that some Americans will pay anything for the opportunity to kill one of the last of a species," said Jeffrey Flocken, IFAW North American Regional Director. "It also sends a dangerous message that these iconic and disappearing animals are worth more as dead trophies to be mounted and hung on a wall in a Texas mansion, than living in the wild in Africa.  This is not conservation, and it's a sad joke that Dallas Safari Club is trying to call it that."

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SOURCE International Fund for Animal Welfare



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