Should the State of Idaho finance a wolf bounty killing program?

Should private funding and a nonprofit organization be involved in state wildlife management?

If you kill a wolf in Idaho, your effort might be worth $1,000. A nonprofit in North Idaho covers costs for hunters and trappers who successfully harvest wolves. The group, called the Foundation for Wildlife Management pays up to $1,000 per wolf harvest. The group has been around since 2012, and although some conservationists dislike it, […]

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POLL: Should the use of strychnine for killing wolves be banned?

POLL: Should the use of strychnine for killing wolves be banned?

Health Canada is launching a review this spring on whether strychnine should be used to kill wolves. The Government of Alberta uses the poison to keep dwindling caribou herds alive. Alberta Trappers Association president Bill Abercrombie says strychnine is a horrendous way to kill an animal. “Strychnine initiates convulsions and the animal basically goes into […]

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POLL: Should Pablo Escobar’s hippos must be culled to halt biodiversity disaster?

POLL: Should Pablo Escobar’s hippos be culled to halt biodiversity disaster?

Hippos imported illegally into Colombia for Pablo Escobar’s private zoo have gone feral in the lush tropical countryside and must be culled before their invasive presence starts to wipe out indigenous flora and fauna, scientists have warned. One of the notorious drug lord’s great extravagances saw him amass a collection of hippos, kangaroos, giraffes, elephants […]

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POLL: Should Australia’s “over-abundant populations” of kangaroos be culled?

POLL: Should Australia’s “over-abundant populations” of kangaroos be culled?

Wildlife carers say they are “in tears” after the Victorian government announced a plan to allow commercial hunters to shoot thousands of extra kangaroos. The announcement today comes just one year after the Black Summer bushfires killed or harmed an estimated three billion native animals – 5 million of which were kangaroos or wallabies. Despite […]

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POLL: Should wolves be classified as predators to allow year-round hunting?

POLL: Should wolves be classified as predators to allow year-round hunting?

Wolf hunting in Montana may see some significant changes. According to reports, multiple bills are being considered in the state right now that implement serious changes for wolf management. According to one of the lawmakers behind these bills, the state has seen a significant increase in the number of wolves. The bills include proposals such […]

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POLL: Should ‘Hounding’ – the unleashing of packs of powerful, radio-collared dogs upon a lone coyote – be banned?

POLL: Should ‘Hounding’ – the unleashing of packs of powerful, radio-collared dogs upon a lone coyote – be banned?

There’s an activity occurring right now in Vermont, on both private and public lands, that many are unaware of: hounding. Hounding is akin to “dog” fighting; it is lawless and unregulated and those who participate in it have no regard for hunting ethics. It involves unleashing packs of powerful, radio-collared dogs upon a lone coyote […]

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