Members of a Texas hunting club have received death threats over plans to auction off a permit to kill a critically endangered black rhinoceros, despite insisting all the proceeds will go towards conservation efforts.
The FBI is reviewing multiple threats made against members of the Dallas Safari Club which plans to auction the permit granted to them by the African country of Namibia on Saturday.
The club’s executive director, Ben Carter, said about a dozen threatening messages were sent by email and posted on the group’s website.
Other messages have been left with club sponsors criticizing support for the organization.
‘I’ve had death threats on my family,’ Mr Carter said. ‘We’ve had a number of death threats to our members and (threats about) what would happen if we sell the permit.
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