May 212018
POLL: Should fur farms be banned and closed down?

An undercover investigation of a fur farm in Canada has exposed heartbreaking animal suffering, and the sad reality for mink who are raised and killed for their fur. The investigation was conducted by Last Chance for Animals (LCA) at the Millbank Fur Farm Ltd., in Ontario, where more than 40,000 mink are housed. According to […]

May 202018
POLL: Should Canada Ban Whale and Dolphin Captivity?

After years of delays, animal advocates are again hopeful that Canadian lawmakers will move to pass legislation banning whale and dolphin captivity. The legislation, Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act (S-203), would effectively phase out captivity by banning captive breeding, imports, exports and live captures of all whales, dolphins and porpoises in Canada, […]

May 162018
POLL: Should Wildlife Killing Contests be Banned?

Countless animals continue to become targets for wildlife killing contests, but now lawmakers in New York have set their sights on contests themselves in an effort to make these cruel events a thing of the past. These contests, which are also known as drives or derbies reward people of all ages with cash prizes and […]

May 142018
POLL: Should Hawaii's feral cats be killed to protect indigenous species?

It is estimated that there are several HUNDRED THOUSAND cats on the island of Oahu alone. FERAL discusses the overpopulation of feral cats in Hawaii. The film highlights: 1) The various reasons as to why this is a MAJOR problem: the health and well being of the cats predation on critically endangered species a strange […]

May 132018
POLL: Should marine life be protected by banning single-use plastics?

A young male sperm whale that was found dead off the coast of Spain had64 pounds (29 kilograms) of garbage in its digestive system. The 33-foot whale’s carcass surfaced in February near a lighthouse in Cabo de Palos on Spain’s southeastern coast. A necropsy revealed that the animal had trash bags, polypropylene sacks, ropes, net […]

May 122018
POLL: Should the UK's failed badger cull policy be abandoned?

The cost of policing the controversial badger cull in just one of the 21 zones last autumn approached the £1m mark – the equivalent of more than £1,000 for every animal killed there. Objectors to the cull described the bill for Cheshire as a horrendous waste of public money and called for the policy to […]

May 092018
POLL: Should "year-round" Canada goose "management" be allowed?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed a rule that would allow it to permit the destruction of resident Canada goose (Branta canadensis) eggs and nests for population control at any time of year. Currently, the Service can issue permits to destroy eggs and nests between March 1 and June 30 to “reduce, manage, […]

May 082018
POLL: Should wildlife officials maintain red wolf recovery efforts?

Conservationists were already fighting an uphill battle to save endangered red wolves, a grim picture for the future survival of this species. These wolves once roamed vast portions of the southeast, but were essentially wiped out by the 1960s due to habitat loss and predator control programs. In 1973, they were protected under the Endangered […]

May 072018
POLL: Should Trump's administration reinstate protection for migratory birds?

Energy companies will benefit at the expense of birds, now that the Department of the Interior has limited how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service can enforce the Migratory Bird Treaty Act going forward. For a century, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, or MBTA, has made it illegal for anyone to “take, possess, import, export, […]

Apr 292018
POLL: Should Thailand's Phuket Safari Eco+ Park be shut down?

During shows presented several times a day at Phuket Safari Eco+ Park in Thailand, visitors can watch a group of macaque monkeys dance and perform tricks like riding tricycles and lifting weights. It’s just as depressing as it sounds, according to online reviews. “There [were] monkeys chained up in cages going crazy, trying to bite […]

Apr 282018
POLL: Should Iceland be sanctioned for resuming whaling?

Icelandic fishermen will resume their hunt for the endangered fin whale this year after a two-year pause and have set a target of 191 kills for the season. An apparent loosening of Japanese regulations on Icelandic exports had made the resumption of the hunting commercially viable again, the country’s only fin whaling company, Hvalur, announced. […]

Apr 272018
Top 5 Reasons Why Biodiversity is as Important as Carbon Dioxide

We have noticed a marked rise in the attitude that consists in declaring “it’s too late anyway, let’s get some popcorn and watch the world end”. We’re not exactly sure whether that came from electing a reality TV president, or from Hollywood creating too many catastrophic movies, but it’s an approach that has been doing […]

Apr 262018
POLL: Should Florida's invasive iguanas be killed off?

Florida is struggling with a fast-increasing population of invasive green iguanas that began as a small group of released and escaped pets. Thriving in the warm sunshine and humid climate, experts believe hundreds of thousands of nonnative iguanas now call the Sunshine State “home.” There, state conservation officials claim they threaten the wellbeing of native […]

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