Dallas Safari Club to Enforce Zero Tolerance

Jan 29, 2010, 10:26 ET from Dallas Safari Club

DALLAS, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, Dallas Safari Club (DSC) learned of allegations that certain outfitters exhibiting at sporting shows and expos across the U.S. are offering "child sex tourism" as part of their international hunting and fishing excursions. DSC announced today that it will aggressively enforce zero tolerance for those participating in these types of activities.

Outfitters shown to be involved will be banned from DSC membership and all club events.

"Our club has a well-established track record of banning outfitters for hunting ethics violations, but this deplorable activity goes beyond ethics and into criminal liability. Dallas Safari Club will not stand by while human decency is assaulted, either at home or abroad. I cannot overstate our condemnation of this appalling exploitation of minors," said Ben Carter, DSC executive director.

Carter said DSC will continue to support ethical guides and outfitters, legitimate hunters and anglers—and the outdoor industry as a whole—for their invaluable worth to global conservation.

About Dallas Safari Club (DSC)

Desert bighorns on an unbroken landscape, stalking Cape buffalo in heavy brush, students discovering conservation. DSC works to guarantee a future for all these and much more. An independent organization since 1982, DSC has become an international leader in conserving wildlife and wilderness lands, educating youth and the general public, and promoting and protecting the rights and interests of hunters worldwide. Get involved at www.biggame.org.

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