Ask TV Personality Not to Kill an Endangered Animal


Target: Jim Shockey’s The Professionals host Corey Knowlton

Goal: Ask television personality Corey Knowlton to abandon his plans to hunt a black rhino

Jim Shockey’s The Professionals host Corey Knowlton recently won an auction for the chance to hunt an endangered black rhino in Namibia, Africa. The $350,000 that Knowlton bid will go towards the cause of conservation. If Knowlton really wants to help the cause, he should donate the money without killing one of the few black rhinos that are left in this world.

According to the World Wildlife Fund, there are less than 5,000 black rhinos left in the world. Naturally, Knowlton has been met with criticism from animal activists and conservationists all over the world. Earlier this week, The Price is Right host Bob Barker penned an open letter on PETA’s website to The Dallas Safari Club, the organization who ran the auction, stating his objections to the cruel plan of killing a rhino. “I am writing to ask you to call off your planned auction of a chance to kill an endangered black rhino in Namibia,” Barker states. “The rhino that your organization reportedly has in its crosshairs is an older “non-breeding” male who has apparently been deemed expendable. As an older male myself, I must say that this seems like a rather harsh way of dealing with senior citizens.” Barker went on to offer an autographed photo of himself as an alternative auction item that can be proudly displayed on the winner’s wall.

Corey Knowlton stopped by Piers Morgan on Jan. 16, 2014, in an attempt to justify his position. He said, “I’m from a group of people who care enough to put their money where there mouth is,” as if he should be praised for paying vasts sums of money for the opportunity to kill an endangered species. He also responded to Barker’s criticisms, saying, “If I want to learn about The Price is Right and I want to learn about Plinko, I’ll talk to Bob Barker. If I want to learn about conservation, I’m going to defer to the experts at the IUCN, I’m going to defer to the experts at CITES, okay.” Knowlton has received death threats towards himself and his family since his name was revealed as the winner of the auction. Rather than promoting violence, we must ask Corey Knowlton to reconsider his plans to kill a black rhino.

By signing the petition below, you will help urge Corey Knowlton to abandon his choice to kill an endangered animal under the guise of conservation.


Dear Corey Knowlton,

I was disappointed to learn of your plans to pay $350,000 for the opportunity to kill an endangered black rhino in Africa. While your money is going towards conservation, a true conservationist would not have any interest in killing a majestic animal.

Perhaps you were unaware that there are less than 5,000 black rhinos left in the world, making them a critically endangered species. I am asking you to please abandon your plans to kill one of these great creatures.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Let’s hunt them down N stop there breathing N torture them N watch them bleed N watch them yell out in pain you HEARTLESS PIECES OF POOP

  2. Cecily Colloby. says:

    You must be a mindless moron to want to kill ANYTHING-let alone an endangered animal. Hope you get shot instead.

  3. I saw this man being interviewed by Piers Morgan and he had an answer for everything – his mind has ben made up he just enjoys killing animals and smiling over their corpses. Unfortunately there are many humans who have that mindset and he will no doubt boast of his magnificent achievement of killing an endangered and wonderful creature who will one day vanish from this planet

  4. This shows that there is clearly no limit to moronity.

  5. Mohan chatterjee Mohan chatterjee says:

    please call-off your plan to kill an endangered black rhino.They are very few in number existing in the planet.protect them from extinction.

  6. Sheila Jefferson says:

    Please don’t do this.

  7. Sandra Zaninovich says:

    Why oh why was man given dominion over the earth and all its creatures?!?! There is no animal more cruel, nor who kills just for the thrill of it, in the most efficient, calculated, and all-encompassing manner (i.e., no matter whether the animal in question is 2-legged, such as man, or 4-legged). Nothing is off limits to man’s blood thirst.

  8. niccolette chan says:

    boycott he’s tv show, what an evil piece of human garbage

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