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US rhino-hunting auction sparks outrage

For the price of $350,000, an American hunting club has auctioned off a permit to kill an African rhino.

Last updated: 12 Jan 2014 08:10
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The Black rhinoceros is critically endangered, with just over 5,000 remaining in the wild.

As a result, animal-rights activists were livid to hear that a US hunting club had auctioned off a permit to kill one in Namibia.

Al Jazeera's Brandon Truttling reports from Dallas.

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