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Only in America: Kill a rhino — for conservation!

A safari club auctions off a license to kill an endangered species in the name of conservation — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A Texas safari club is raising money for endangered black rhinoceroses by auctioning off a permit to hunt and kill one in Namibia. Despite criticism, Dallas Safari Club director Ben Carter insists the DSC is committed to conservation and says the permit may raise $500,000. "This is about saving the black rhino," Carter said. Whoever wins the permit to kill the black rhino, he said, will be "someone who wants to make a major statement about how much they believe in conservation."