Perhaps no one said it better than Chris Bean (Attorney) to the DEA:
"Should you manage to change direction of this ship then posterity will hail all of you as heroes," said Bean. "If you dither around and achieve nothing then you and the others in the Department of Environmental Affairs will be known as the corrupt losers who tried to rearrange the deckchairs on the Titanic just before it sank."
Just last week the American trophy hunter who applied for the permit to kill the Namibian black rhino, in the name of conservation made news again, as the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) issued permission for the hunt to go ahead.
The agency, as well as pro-hunting advocates claim killing the older, less viable rhinos is necessary to promote healthy populations.
In a statement from Daniel Ashe, the USFWS director, said:
"United States citizens make up a disproportionately large share of foreign hunters who book trophy hunts in Africa. That gives us a powerful tool to support countries that are managing wildlife populations in a sustainable manner and incentivize others to strengthen their conservation and management programs."