Corey Knowlton, Who Paid $350,000 for Permit to Hunt Endangered Rhino, Fears for Safety

DALLAS—A North Texas man who paid $350,000 for the right to hunt an endangered African black rhino says he fears for his safety.

Corey Knowlton says that after being revealed as the winner of a controversial Dallas Safari Club auction, he’s received death threats and has hired full-time security. He told Dallas television station KTVT Wednesday that some people “are wanting to burn my house down.”

The Safari Club auctioned the permit Saturday to raise money for efforts to protect the black rhino.

The club says the Namibian rhino in question is older, male and nonbreeding — and that the animal was likely to be targeted for removal anyway because it was becoming aggressive.

But critics of the auction say all members of an endangered species should be protected.

  • Gin1234

    So now he is going to play the victim instead of the aggressor. How typical.

  • Nick kolas

    Poor victim……..

  • John Zolis

    oh got to hire a security team boo f*cking hoo should be killing a endangered species which has been classified as extinct.

    • rg9rts

      And then there were none but they had a fat bank account

  • rg9rts

    Lets have an auction for a permit on a corey. The one with the Texas ear tag.

    • Reiner Torheit

      I’d be interested in bidding on a permit to shoot Corey Knowlton, What do bids start at? And what weapons would I be entitled to use? Could I shoot his kids too, for the same price? I’d be real interested in that. Real interested. it would be good to leave the Knowltons as extinct.

      I would expect to be able to mount this retard’s head on a plaque in my office afterwards, Do I get to keep his head, as a trophy??

      • rg9rts

        Contact your local Texas NRA for details

  • Fattonecat

    This clown is dumber than a brick if he thought there wouldn’t be any backlash for this lunacy…I hope it costs him a bundle above and beyond the price of the tag.

  • Gin1234

    He was on CNN last night just astonished that he is getting threats and said he never anticipated this amount of vitriol. That just goes to show how out of touch with the rest of the world these wealthy trophy hunting so called “conservationists” are. He spends his time hunting big game, and then loves to get the kudos from people who think like he does when he mounts them and shows them off. He is totally unaware that a world exists outside of his own bubble, and his adoring like minded friends. We live on two different planets right here in this country with these people. One would ask if he is so concerned with conservation of this species, why he wouldn’t just give the money with nothing in return. But he wouldn’t because we all know that conservation isn’t his real motivation.

    • John Zolis

      The thing is hunters only represent 5 % of the population the fact that they are allowed to continue trophy hunting is absolutely mind numbing, and that they dictate to the 95 % what is legal and acceptable.

      • Gin1234

        That’s the way with a whole lot of things in this society. Wealth is primarily with a small percentage of the population who buy themselves whatever they want, including the right to do what ever they want.