Petition: Chilling Results Revealed from Investigation into Wildlife Killing Contest in Texas

Petition: Chilling Results Revealed from Investigation into Wildlife Killing Contest in Texas

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) released information about an undercover investigation into a wildlife killing contest in Texas. Wildlife killing contests are horrible events in which people, including children, are incentivized to hunt and kill wild animals for cash and prizes. The results are chilling.   Texas is thought to have the […]

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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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Coyote, fox hunters allowed to use night-vision and infrared optics

POLL: Should hunters be allowed to use night-vision and infrared optics?

Hunters pursuing foxes, coyotes, raccoons, opossums, striped skunks, weasels, bobcats and porcupines in Pennsylvania may now use handheld and sporting-arm mounted night-vision and infrared (thermal) optics. A law permitting those devices in hunting furbearers became effective November 6, when it was published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners in September gave […]

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Trump administration authorizes ‘cyanide bombs’ to kill wild animals

The Trump administration has reauthorized government officials to use controversial poison devices – dubbed “cyanide bombs” by critics – to kill coyotes, foxes and other animals across the US. The spring-loaded traps, called M-44s, are filled with sodium cyanide and are most frequently deployed by Wildlife Services, a federal agency in the US Department of […]

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