Stephen Colbert Approves of the Dallas Safari Club's Plan to Hunt the Endangered Black Rhino

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On Tuesday, we brought you news that the Dallas Safari Club is going to help save the endangered black rhino by auctioning off the chance to shoot one.. Stephen Colbert for one thinks that's a fantastic idea. He said so on TV last night. Pay special attention to the Dallas Observer screengrabs.
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dave998
dave998

We had to destroy the species in order to save it

wynnedutch
wynnedutch

Black rhinos commonly fight to the death. In fact, the species has the highest combat mortality rates of any mammal. Approximately 50 percent of males and 30 percent of females die from combat-related injuries. Extremely aggressive bulls are known to be population-limiting factors in some areas. Selectively harvesting these animals can lead to population increases and greater survival.

Science has shown that removing certain individual animals can help rhino populations grow.

As i understand it in this case (this is what i have heard in conversation - not seen in print mind you), there is a bull that has been already identified as being overly aggressive and will be the target of the harvest.  so if potential millions can be raised in the process of removing that dangerous (to the rhino population mind you) rhino, can one of you please tell me how this is wrong?  

aesopclimber
aesopclimber

I sincerely hope everyone realizes that The Colbert Report is satire.... thus he does not agree.

Also, if the point of this auction is to "preserve" and "save" a species, then why is the DSC appealing to an audience of people willing to kill that species? Why not offer another incentive? Must you really offer up an innocent animal for sport? Does empathy even exist anymore? What the fuck gives humans the right to kill for fun? Are your lives really that insignificant that you must show off how "cool" you are to kill something? It sounds a lot like a gang initiation when a new member must kill an innocent, defenseless victim to prove their power.

Just imagine someone invading your home while you're sleeping or eating dinner or on the toilet. Then imagine them shooting you and bragging to their friends about how much fun it was to bag you. Then they'll mount your head on the wall and invite company over to show you off. Until you can honestly say that that idea sounds appealing to you, you are ignorant to think you are any better than anyone or anything else.

Humans are no more entitled to live their lives than any other species. Those that think otherwise are going to be the end of civilization as we know it.


ruddski
ruddski

Any plan that raises money to save a species while enraging liberals is a damn good plan.

ilisius
ilisius

Bloody bastards! Raising money to kill a life-being for "pleasure" to "save" this tremendously endangered species? Who are they kidding here? These two self infatuated arrogant bastards need to retire for the best of everyone.

MikeAllen
MikeAllen

Stephen Colbert and Bill Maher are who the Dallas Safari Club should be hunting!

cherifoxxxdfw
cherifoxxxdfw

Members of the DSC are fucking sick ... why hunt a endangered species?

wynnedutch
wynnedutch

@cherifoxxxdfw see my post above regarding this.  removal of certain aggressive animals is crucial for the growth of this particular species. 

doublecheese
doublecheese

@cherifoxxxdfw because it raises a lot of money for that endangered species, and it's better for that endangered species in the long run.  It's really not that complicated.

wynnedutch
wynnedutch

@hiimbrady @wynnedutch as a matter of fact i do enjoy shooting sports.  I enjoy target shooting with pistols & rifles and clay pigeon (skeet & sporting clays) with my shotguns.  I also enjoy hunting, and my family eats the animals that we harvest.  it is a rewarding way to put food on the table, much moreso than running to Whole Foods to buy a cow that was in a pen its whole life getting pumped full of steroids only to be run down a conveyer belt and have a bolt jammed through its skull then the meat washed with ammonia to stay fresh "looking" (not that i don't like a good steak either, just not as rewarding as hunting and processing my own food). 

PhoebeS
PhoebeS

@wynnedutch @cherifoxxxdfw 

That is what you say, but you provide no absolutely no evidence. Where is the link to all these scientific articles that support what you are saying? Oh, there are none because you just made it up?????

merrickatl
merrickatl

Anyone that feels the need to shoot an innocent animal for "sport" and take it's head as a trophy is a psychopath with penis issues. 

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