May 192017
 
POLL: Should the use of animal fur in fashion clothing be banned?

This week, a major apparel company announced that it’s going to be removing fur, angora and exotic leather from its supply chain. The name VF Corporation might not sound familiar, but it’s the parent company to more than two dozen major brands, including The North Face, Nautica, Timberland, Vans, JanSport, Reef and Wrangler. The announcement […]

May 082017
 
POLL: Should more cities ban wild animals in entertainment?

Los Angeles, considered the entertainment capital of the world, will no longer tolerate entertainment that involves performances by wild or exotic animals. The City Council voted unanimously April 25 to ban the exhibition of these animals for entertainment or amusement purposes in circuses, exotic animal shows, public places and private house parties. L.A. will now […]

May 012017
 
POLL: Should Trump cut spending by disbanding wildlife "killing" services?

The recent deaths of Casey, a yellow Lab killed by a cyanide bomb in Idaho, as well as two other pet dogs who became unintended victims in Wyoming, have focused attention on the secretive government agency that planted those deadly M-44 explosives: Wildlife Services (WS), a program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and […]

Apr 142015
 
Texas man who won hunting auction to be allowed to import black rhino trophy

The US government will allow a Texas man to import the trophy of an endangered black rhinoceros if he kills one in Africa as part of a conservation fundraiser. The US Fish and Wildlife Service said on Thursday that importing a carcass from Namibia meets criteria under the Endangered Species Act of benefiting conservation. Corey […]

Dec 262013
 
POLL: Should the Dallas Safari Club Auction be stopped?

The Namibian Cabinet has confirmed that yet another black rhinoceros will be killed for an auction in the United States of America. The black rhino will be auctioned during the Dallas Safari Club Annual Convention, which will take place between 9 and 12 January next year. According to the release, the Ministry of Environment and […]

Nov 102013
 
POLL: Should canned hunting in Arizona be banned?

A hunting organization based in Arizona is under fire for defending a controversial type of hunting that is against the law in Arizona. Records show the Safari Club International has lobbied Congress and spoken out against bills that would make the practice of hunting exotic game in fenced-in preserves illegal. The organization also accepts trophies […]

Sep 082013
 
POLL: Should lead ammunition be banned in the US

The Humane Society of the United States estimates that 10 to 20 million animals from more than 130 species die from lead poisoning each year in the United States, including thousands in Massachusetts. These animals suffer silently after ingesting tainted prey, who may have been killed with lead ammunition and discarded or who died of […]