Colbert Comments on Controversial Black Rhino Hunt: The Word — ‘Philantrophy’

The Word - Philantrophy. Screenshot via Colbert Nation
The Word – Philantrophy. Screenshot via Colbert Nation

Political satirist Stephen Colbert has weighed in on the Dallas Safari Club’s plan to save critically endangered black rhinos by killing one in Namibia.

Colbert skewers the trophy hunt with The Word — Philantrophy. “One organization is using the free market to create proper incentives for doing the right thing”, he says. “Best of all, the more you shoot it, the rarer it gets.”

The segment closes with Colbert firing this final shot:

“You know what nonprofit organization could really use this kind of fundraising technique? The Dallas Safari Club. I say we just auction off a chance to hunt one member. I mean, they’ll understand.”

Watch and enjoy:

Read the Dallas Safari Club press release on “AmmoLand“.


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I am the founder of Annamiticus, and I work as an independent Wildlife Trade and Communication Design Consultant. I have journeyed to the streets of Hanoi to research the illegal wildlife trade, and to the rainforests of Sumatra and Java to document the world’s rarest rhinos. I am a Co-Chair of the SSN Pangolin Working Group. At CITES meetings, I collaborate with colleagues from around the world to lobby in favor of protecting endangered species. I am a Wildlife Trade and Trafficking Consultant for the upcoming documentary The Price, the host of Behind the Schemes and author of the book Murder, Myths & Medicine. I enjoy desert gardening, herping, reading, designing, and walking with my dogs.