President Obama cares a whole lot about animals, and not just his cutie pooches Bo and Sunny.
He loves animals across the world! That's why he wants to do something about illegal wildlife trafficking networks all over the globe.
Things are getting pretty bad because
Since seven people have been killed in shark attacks off the coast of Western Australia the government has implemented a controversial culling program.
The government program uses hooked lines attached to floating drums to capture sharks so they can later be killed.
Australia's federal environment minister granted Western Australia an exemption under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act which has allowed them to hunt sharks like the normally protected Great White.
Conservationists are obviously upset, with a Sea Shepherd (the famous anti-whaling vessel) spokesperson saying:
Would you pay $350,000 to put your family's life in danger AND murder an endangered species??
Sounds kinda way ridiculous but that's pretty much what's going on for Corey Knowlton.
Knowlton paid $350,000 to the Dallas Safari Club Auction for a super rare permit to hunt an endangered black rhino.
Animal conservationists everywhere are freaking out that this hunting permit even exists.
Knowlton has tried to explain to his critics how letting him buy the permit has sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to a cause that will actually SAVE more black rhinos, but also how it's okay to kill one… as long as it's specific.
The Namibian government has apparently picked out specific rhinos that can and SHOULD be killed because they're not only too old to breed but they're also grumpy old men who pose an actual threat to healthy, young rhinos.
This is so ridiculous we don't even know where to start!
The Dallas Safari Club has got their hands on a very rare item:
A permit to hunt and kill an endangered black rhino!!
Why anyone ever is allowed to kill any endangered species is beyond our comprehension.
Here comes the weird part…
Three hunters in Nova Scotia sadly murdered a rare albino moose, which is considered to be a spirit animal by the indigenous Mi'kmaq community.
The white moose has been living in the Belle Cote forest for many years and even though killing the spirit animal isn't illegal, it's still sad, and is considered blasphemous to the indigenous people.
…Especially considering the fact that the hunters posed pics gleefully with the dead animal and posted them on Facebook.
A Mi'kmaq hunter explained why their community would never harm the albino moose and it's importance, saying: