Melodee Bolton’s letter to the editor, “Buying the right to kill” (April 2), struck me as curious.
When Ms. Bolton was “shocked” by reading the March 27 article regarding the hunter receiving a permit to kill a black rhino, she must have missed the part about the rhino who was too old to breed.
In the wild, the pack/herd leader will dominate breeding with the females under its control. If the rhino cannot produce offspring, it will not continue to increase the herd population. The $350,000 fee paid by the hunter will both increase the rhino population and almost match the budget for Save The Rhino Trust in Namibia.
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