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The Dallas Safari Club’s twisted idea to auction off a black rhino hunting trip — ostensibly to raise money to save an endangered species — is raising eyebrows the world over. During the October 24 episode of The Colbert Report, comedian Stephen Colbert laid into the conservation club.
"It’s like the old saying, If you love something, set it free. Then, when it has a bit of a head start, open fire," Colbert quipped after quoting Eric Nicholson’s article in the Dallas Observer.
The Dallas Safari Club is working with the Government of the Republic of Namibia to secure the special hunting permit. All proceeds from the deadly auction will be earmarked for “rhino conservation” in Namibia.
"I’m just super stoked about this. It is worth it, folks. The money goes to something incredible, the trophy. It is just astronomical. I cannot imagine having a black rhino," a Dallas Safari club spokesman says in a video.
In a feeble attempt to defend the decision to hunt in the name of conservation, the website Ammoland.com says, “Science has shown that removing certain individual animals can help rhino populations grow.” It’s not the first time this exact same kind of hunt has been hosted. But the idea of auctioning off a rhino’s head to the highest bidder is hard to swallow, especially coming from a group supposedly dedicated to protecting endangered animals.
"The more you shoot, the rarer it gets," Colbert said. "This is the only practical way to save the species."
The hunt, which has been reported as far away as the UK, already has a petition against it.
The Dallas Safari Club will auction off the hunting permit in January at its annual convention. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reportedly promised to cooperate fully with the buyer.

You can contact them:
Dallas Safari Club
13709 Gamma Road
Dallas, TX 75244
(972) 980-9800

(via Dallas Safari Club’s absurd black rhino hunt draws international scorn - CultureMap Dallas)

The Dallas Safari Club’s twisted idea to auction off a black rhino hunting trip — ostensibly to raise money to save an endangered species — is raising eyebrows the world over. During the October 24 episode of The Colbert Report, comedian Stephen Colbert laid into the conservation club.

"It’s like the old saying, If you love something, set it free. Then, when it has a bit of a head start, open fire," Colbert quipped after quoting Eric Nicholson’s article in the Dallas Observer.

The Dallas Safari Club is working with the Government of the Republic of Namibia to secure the special hunting permit. All proceeds from the deadly auction will be earmarked for “rhino conservation” in Namibia.

"I’m just super stoked about this. It is worth it, folks. The money goes to something incredible, the trophy. It is just astronomical. I cannot imagine having a black rhino," a Dallas Safari club spokesman says in a video.

In a feeble attempt to defend the decision to hunt in the name of conservation, the website Ammoland.com says, “Science has shown that removing certain individual animals can help rhino populations grow.” It’s not the first time this exact same kind of hunt has been hosted. But the idea of auctioning off a rhino’s head to the highest bidder is hard to swallow, especially coming from a group supposedly dedicated to protecting endangered animals.

"The more you shoot, the rarer it gets," Colbert said. "This is the only practical way to save the species."

The hunt, which has been reported as far away as the UK, already has a petition against it.

The Dallas Safari Club will auction off the hunting permit in January at its annual convention. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reportedly promised to cooperate fully with the buyer.

You can contact them:

Dallas Safari Club
13709 Gamma Road
Dallas, TX 75244
(972) 980-9800

It’s appointment TV.

It’s appointment TV.

Attention All Fans of Sue Ellen Ewing: Fill out this Audience Survey for Fans of Dallas

If you look at it, the producers have Sue Ellen, J.R’s first and only wife, portrayed by Linda Gray, on the bubble of characters to keep or write out.

For fans of Dallas' first run, this is unthinkable.

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Acid Burned Dog Delivers 8 Puppies: all to die
Humble, Texas: Some monster burned this beautiful dog with acid. Mamasita wound up at the Humble Animal Control and delivered eight beautiful puppies. She is a great mom, trying to keep her babies safe. Sadly, the Humble Animal Control does not adopt out pit bulls. Humble is located a few miles north of Houston, Texas.
This tiny shelter does not have resources and backing, but tries very hard for the animals in their care. A dedicated officer built Mamasita a whelping box for her puppies.
The only chance Mamasita and her puppies have is to be pulled by a rescue group. Please share Mamasita’s story in hopes that she and her family can be rescued.
Contact: Tammy 713-320-1108RRR4POOCHES@AOL.COMHumble Animal Control240 Dennis St.Humble, Texas 77338Phone: (281) 446-2327

therealpitbull:

Acid Burned Dog Delivers 8 Puppies: all to die

Humble, Texas: Some monster burned this beautiful dog with acid. Mamasita wound up at the Humble Animal Control and delivered eight beautiful puppies. She is a great mom, trying to keep her babies safe. Sadly, the Humble Animal Control does not adopt out pit bulls. Humble is located a few miles north of Houston, Texas.

This tiny shelter does not have resources and backing, but tries very hard for the animals in their care. A dedicated officer built Mamasita a whelping box for her puppies.

The only chance Mamasita and her puppies have is to be pulled by a rescue group. Please share Mamasita’s story in hopes that she and her family can be rescued.

Contact: Tammy 713-320-1108
RRR4POOCHES@AOL.COM
Humble Animal Control
240 Dennis St.
Humble, Texas 77338
Phone: (281) 446-2327

Tony Dorsett on Playing with Pain in The NFL

Interview subject and NFL Hall of Fame Running Back Tony Dorsett:

"I don’t want to get to the point where it turns into dementia, Alzheimer’s. I don’t want that," says Dorsett, who ran for 12,739 yards, the eighth-highest total in league history. He is, in that moment, sad and deflated - in others, pumped up and angry, fists flying to punctuate his words. "There’s no doubt in my mind that … what I went through as a football player is taking an effect on me today. There’s no ifs ands or buts about that. I’m just hoping and praying I can find a way to cut it off at the pass."

He spreads two pages’ worth of brain scans on his coffee table and says doctors told him that red regions in the color-coded scan mean he is not getting enough oxygen in the left lobe of his brain, the part associated with organization and memory. He already forgets people’s names or why he walked into a room or where he’s heading while driving on the highway, and fears his memory issues are getting worse.

Dorsett’s had surgery on both his knees, and problems with his left arm and right wrist. He says then-Cowboys coach Tom Landry once told him he could play despite a broken bone in his back. Not even the flak jacket Dorsett says he wore beneath his jersey could bring relief, the injury so painful that “tears would just start flowing out of my eyes, profusely and uncontrollably” during practices.

There goes my esteem for One of The Greatest Football Coaches Ever.

It also wipes away the charm that I found in a quote attributed to John Matuszak upon his death: “you have to play with the little hurts.”

Just because Nowitzki has been an underdog and there isn’t quite enough hate to dump on LeBron in the world.
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Just because Nowitzki has been an underdog and there isn’t quite enough hate to dump on LeBron in the world.