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The Texas hunter, who bid $350 000 to kill a black rhinoceros in Namibia, has done the deed in the name of conservation. And he says he has no regrets. Corey Knowlton,35, won the bid about 18 months ago, after the Dallas Safari Club auctioned off the permit issued by Namibia’s Ministry of Environment and Tourism – all in the name of conservation hunting. Despite being heavily criticised for the hunt and even receiving death threats, Knowlton invited CNN along in order to document and show the world that he believes the science of conservation hunting works. Knowlton said he “wants the world to see that the hunt of such a majestic beast on the African continent is not the work of a bloodthirsty American hunter but a vital component of Namibia’s effort to save the animal from extinction”.

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