POLL: Should Trump’s Administration Remove Protection for Red Wolves?

While another assault has just been launched on protection for gray wolves, federal wildlife officials have also just announced a plan that conservationists fear will doom critically endangered red wolves to extinction. Red wolves once roamed vast portions of the southeast, but they were essentially wiped out by the 1960s due to habitat loss and […]

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Wildlife Threatened Again by Cruel Hunting Methods in Alaska

Conservationists are speaking out in opposition of a disturbing proposal that would reverse Obama-era regulations intended to protect wildlife in Alaska from some of the most egregious hunting practices around. In 2015, the National Park Service (NPS) finalized a rule that amended its regulations for sport hunting and trapping in Alaska to prevent cruel killing […]

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Video: Vermont Just Banned Coyote Killing Contests

Animal advocates are celebrating a major victory for wildlife with the passage of a law in Vermont that makes coyote killing contests illegal. These contests, which are also known as drives or derbies, reward people of all ages with cash prizes and weapons for killing the biggest and most animals. According to Protect Our Wildlife […]

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POLL: Should Trump be allowed to scrap hunting rules in Alaska?

The Trump administration is attempting to repeal a rule that bans the shooting of bear cubs, use of dogs and bait to hunt bears, and killing caribou from motorboats in Alaska’s federal wildlife refuges. The proposal would scrap a 2015 regulation by the National Park Service that restricts controversial hunting and trapping practices on about […]

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Victory! Bobcats Are Protected From Hunting and Trapping in Indiana

Thanks to overwhelming public outcry, wildlife officials in Indiana have withdrawn a proposal that would have opened the state’s first hunting and trapping season for bobcats in nearly 50 years Bobcats were already nearly hunted to extinction by the mid 1900s, and were finally listed as endangered species in the state by the late 1960s. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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POLL: Should the clothing industry be “Fur-Free”?

Another disheartening investigation has uncovered that consumers who would never buy real fur are being duped by products that have been mislabeled. Brands including Tesco, Boots, FatFace and Romwe were found selling real fur that was mislabeled as faux. The latest investigation, which was conducted by The Humane Society International (HSI UK) along with the […]

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How Diverse Personalities Help Animals Survive

We all know the type—pushy people who elbow their way to the front of the line or cut in on us when we are driving. And then there are those who have less assertive personalities, and happily defer to others. Animals show similar behavioral variety, according to biologist John Shivik. In his new book Mousy […]

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Did Rat Poison Kill a Famous L.A. Mountain Lion?

One of the most well-known mountain lions in the Los Angeles area was P-41, famous for safely crossing a busy freeway and making his home in the Verdugo Mountains northeast of the city. Tragically, the 10-year-old mountain lion’s good luck ran out in October. His noticeably thin body was discovered a few days after a […]

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