The Word - Philantrophy

  • Aired:  10/24/13
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The Dallas Safari Club provides an incentive to save the black rhino by offering a chance to shoot one. (6:22)

FOLKS, NATION, FOLKS, IDON'T NEED TO TELL YOU ABOUT

ALL THE CHARITABLE WORK IDO.

THAT'S WHAT MY PUBLICIST ISFOR.

BUT I DO DO IT.

AND I REALIZE I JUST SAIDDO-DO.

(LAUGHTER)THE POINT IS I'M A GREAT

GUY.

EVEN THOUGH I DON'T GIVE TOCHARITY ANY MORE.

BUT IT'S NOT MY FAULT.

YOU SEE, OUR STAGNANTECONOMY HAS TAKEN ITS TOLL

ON ALL CHARITABLE GIVING.

DONATIONS TO THE TOP 400CHARITIES ARE DOWN THIS YEAR,

EVEN MY CHARITY, THE STEPHENAND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

HAS HAD TO CUT BACK ON OURIMPORTANT WORK OF FIGURING

OUT WHAT WE WERE RAISINGMONEY FOR.

WE WERE THIS CLOSE TO ACAUSE.

FORTUNATELY ONE ORGANIZATIONOUT THERE IS USING THE FREE

MARKET TO CREATE PROPERINCENTIVES FOR DOING THE

RIGHT THING.

AND IT BRINGS US TOTONIGHT'S WORD.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)PHILAN-TROPHY.

FOLKS, NOTHING TUGS AT THEHEART STRINGS MORE THAN

ANIMAL CHARITIES.

ALTHOUGH I FOR ONE DON'TKNOW WHY SARAH McLACHLAN HAS

IMPRISONED ALL OF THOSE DOGSAND CATS.

LET THEM GO, YOU MONSTER!

(LAUGHTER)AND I BELIEVE IT IS

ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT TOPROTECT OUR DWINDLING

ENDANGERED SPECIES.

ESPECIALLY, FOLKS,ESPECIALLY THE BLACK RHINO.

YOU SEE, THERE ARE-- THEREARE ONLY ABOUT 5,000 OF

THESE MA GUESS PARTICULARCREATURES LEFT IN THE WORLD,

DOWN 96% SINCE THE MID 70s.

NOW ONE OF THE REASONS THEYHAVE BEEN DYING OUT IS

POACHERS ARE KILLING THEMAND HARVESTING THEIR PARTS

FOR TRADITIONAL MEDICINE.

FOR INSTANCE, IN CHINA IT'SBELIEVED POWDERED BLACK

RHINO HORN CAN CURE A WIDEVARIETY OF AILMENTS FROM

SNAKEBITES TO DEVILPOSSESSION.

WOW, THOSE CHINESE HAVE SOMECRAZY BELIEFS.

EVERYBODY KNOWS THE WAY TOCURE DEVIL POSSESSION IS

WITH HOLY WATER.

(LAUGHTER)NOW LUCKILY-- LUCKILY, FOLKS,

ONE GROUP HAS STEPPEDFORWARD WITH A BOLD

CONSERVATION PLAN, THEDALLAS SAV ARI CLUB HAS

ANNOUNCED THEY WILL SAVE THEENDANGERED BLACK RHINO BY

AUCTIONING OFF THE CHANCE TOSHOOT ONE.

LIKE THE OLD SAYING, IF YOULOVE SOMETHING, SET IT FREE.

THEN WHEN IT HAS A BIT OF AHEAD START, OPEN FIRE.

AND, FOLKS, THE SAVVY CLUBSPOKESMAN IS APPROACHING THE

SENSITIVE SUBJECT OFSACRIFICING AN ENDANGERED

SPECIES FOR THE GREATER GOOD,WITH ALL THE GRAVITY YOU

COULD HOPE FOR.

>> THE DALLAS SAFARI CLUBWILL BE AUCTIONING OFF A

BLACK RHINO HUNT IN NAMIBIAAT THIS YEAR'S CONVENTION.

I'M SUPER STOKED ABOUT THIS.

FOLKS, THE MONEY GOES TOSOMETHING INCREDIBLE, THE

TROPHY IS JUSTASTRONOMICALMENT COY NOT

IMAGINE HAVING A BLACKRHINO.

I CANNOT EVEN BEGIN TO TELLYOU HOW RARE THIS IS.

>> BEST OF ALL, THE MORE YOUSHOOT, THE RARER IT GETS.

NOW THE SAFARI CLUB ISAUCTIONING OFF A SPECIAL

RHINO HUNTING PERMIT FROMTHE NAMIBIAN GOVERNMENT,

EXPECTED TO RAKE IN THREEQUARTERS OF A MILLION

DOLLARS, ALL OF WHICH GOESDIRECTLY TO NAMIBIA'S BLACK

RHINO CONSERVATION TRUST.

AND FOLKS, THE RHINOS, IFANY OF YOU ARE WORRIED, THE

RHINOS WILL NEVER EVENNOTICE.

AS DALLAS SAFARI CLUBEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BEN

CARTER SAID BLACK RHINOSTEND TO HAVE A FAIRLY HIGH

MORTALITY RATE.

GENERALLY SPEAKING OUT OF APOPULATION OF 2,000,

HARVESTING THREE RHINOS OVERA COUPLE OR THREE YEARS HAS

NO IMPACT ON THE HEALTH OFTHE RHINO HERD AT ALL.

YES, THERE ISN'T MUCH IMPACTIF YOU KILL ONE RHINO OR

THREE RHINOS, OR HOW ABOUTTHIS, WE SHOOT ALL 5,000

REMAINING RHINOS THAT WILLBRING IN 3.7 BILLION DOLLARS,

AND WE CAN USE THAT CASH TOKEEP ONE LAST RHINO SAVLY

CONFINED.

FOLKS, THIS IS THE ONLY, IBELIEVE, I BELIEVE THIS IS

THE ONLY PRACTICAL WAY TOSAVE THE SPECIES.

BECAUSE AS DALLAS SAV ARECLUB DIRECTOR BEN CARTER

FURTHER SAID, PEOPLE ARETALKING ABOUT WHY DON'T YOU

DO A PHOTO SAFARI ORWHATEVER.

THAT'S GREAT BUT PEOPLEDON'T PAY FOR THAT.

HE'S RIGHT.

NO ONE WILL PAY FOR A PHOTO.

THAT'S NOT A TROPHY.

HOW ARE YOU GOING TO HANG APHOTO ON YOUR WALL.

BUT THINK ABOUT IT, IF WEREALLY WANT TO RAISE SOME

CASH, YOU KNOW WHAT PEOPLEDO PAY FOR?

THEY PAY FOR SEX.

TO SAVE THIS ENDANGEREDANIMAL, THE DALLAS SAFARI

CLUB SHOULD AUCTION OFF ANIGHT WE A RHINO.

NOW I'M NOT SAYING-- FOLKS,I'M NOT SAYING THAT SOMEONE

SHOULD GO [BLEEP] A BLACKRHINO.

THAT'S SICK.

I'M SAYING THEY SHOULD MAKELOVE TO IT.

(LAUGHTER)NOW IN THE MORNING, IN THE

MORNING-- THAT MIGHTBE-- THAT IDEA IS VERY

POPULAR WITH THE PEOPLE.

IN 9 MORNING, IN THE MORNINGYOU JUST LEAVE 750,000

DOLLARS ON THE DRESSER.

IF YOU DON'T CALL THE FIXDAY SHE'LL UNDERSTAND.

NATION, THIS DALLAS RHINOCLUB IDEA CAN RAISE MONEY

FOR ALL SORTS OF IMPORTANTCAUSES.

I MEAN WHO AMONGST US HASN'TSEEN A HOMELESS MANNING

BEGGING ON THE STREETS ANDFELT DEEP SADNESS THAT YOU

COULD NOT HUNT HIM FORSPORT.

I MEAN NEW YORK CITY, THINKABOUT THIS, NEW YORK CITY

OPERA JUST RECENTLY HAD TOCLOSE FOR LACK OF FUNDS.

IF ONLY THEY WOULD HAVE LETUS HUNT THE FAT LADY.

I MEAN I HAPPEN TO KNOWTHEIR HORNS ARE AN

APHRODISIAC IN NORWAY.

BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?

YOU KNOW WHAT NONPROFITORGANIZATION COULD REALLY

USE THIS KIND OFFUND-RAISING TECHNIQUE?

THE DALLAS SAFARI CLUB.

I SAY WE JUST AUCTION OFF ACHANCE TO HUNT ONE MEMBER.

I MEAN THEY'LL UNDERSTAND.

I MEAN ALSO IT'S SUCH ABEAUTIFUL PELT.

I MEAN YOU KNOW WHAT, IMIGHT MAKE A VEST OUT OF IT.

AND THAT'S THE WORD.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

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