One of WildCRU's influential donor groups wasn't happy with the airlines' decision to ban game trophies and vocally called their decision 'uninformed'. The group Dallas Safari Club has made headlines in 2014 when it auctioned off a hunt for an endangered black rhino for $350,000. The club defended their action saying the money was used for conservation. Can money justify the taking of an innocent extinct animal's life?
Instead of hunting legally, this group claims to be "sustainable pro hunting" by putting a price tag on each animal, those who can afford it can kill them legally without recourse. They believe that through this capitalistic market model applied to nature, they can reduce hunts to a sustainable level. The question is does man's law transcends the law of nature and of the universe? Who is it to say that one innocent animal may die while another can live.
As their cries get louder, the whole situation becomes more complicated as it is found out today that they are one of the donors to Cecil's research group, WildCRU. Where the founder of WildCRU admitted to accepting donations from these groups and defended taking their donations.
Watch this brave ranger confronted this heavily armed poacher LIKE A BOSS (Left), Watch Cecil's cousins in action (Middle). WildCRU under fire as affiliation with Pro Hunting groups are discovered (right).