"Please don't shoot us." A female Black Rhino stands with her calf in the Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya.
"Please don't shoot us." A female Black Rhino stands with her calf in the Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya. - 
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There's an unusual story about fundraising and animal rights out of Namibia and Texas to watch tomorrow. The Safari Club of Dallas, Texas wants to auction off the right to shoot an endangered black rhinoceros. Their stated reason?

"To raise funds for conservation, really," says the BBC's Matt Davies, who spent years covering sub-Saharan Africa for the BBC.

If that sounds counter-intuitive, listen to the interview by clicking the audio player above to find out more.

 

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