NGO goes public with rhino auction winner

2014-01-13 08:52
Corey Knowlton. (Facebook)

Corey Knowlton. (Facebook)

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Cape Town - A US non-profit organisation has published the name of the person who won an auction to shoot and kill a critically endangered black rhino.

One More Generation made public the name of Corey Knowlton, who reportedly works for US company The Hunting Consortium, on its Facebook page.

Knowlton’s name was withheld in earlier reports after he spent $350 000 to win a permit which will allow him to kill a critically endangered black rhino in Namibia.

The auction has sparked outrage from wildlife conservation groups.

Humane Society International has initiated a petition urging the US Fish and Wildlife Service not to issue the import permit.

According to IUCN estimates, there are approximately 4 800 African black rhino left in the wild.
Read more on:    iucn  |  namibia  |  us  |  animals  |  rhino poaching  |  conservation
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