POLL: Is the booming fashion trend for coyote fur ethical?

Colton Morris, 28, knelt on the concrete floor of a warehouse in rural Ohio, carefully combing the fur on a pile of coyote pelts with a wire brush before putting them up for auction. A sunny but chilly morning greeted him and around 150 other buyers and sellers at the event in the small settlement […]

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How Are These Rare Burrowing Owls Thriving Next to the Busy LAX Airport?

If you’ve taken off on a flight from Los Angeles International Airport recently, you’d probably never guess that a few hundred feet below you, just beyond the runway’s end, is the winter habitat for 10 rare burrowing owls. It seems like an unlikely spot for wildlife to thrive. The LAX Dunes Preserve is located in […]

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POLL: Should the ownership of wild and exotic animals as pets be banned?

As the temperature plunged below zero late in January, a zebra’s back hooves got caught in a fence surrounding the Indiana farm on which he was being kept as a pet. Despite the extreme weather conditions, no one bothered to check on the welfare of this animal. Unable to free himself, the zebra panicked, gulping […]

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POLL: Should legislation be passed to ban wildlife killing contests?

An undercover investigation has brought to light the disturbing nature of wildlife killing contests in Oregon, but the state could soon make these events a thing of the past. In this case, investigators for The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) went undercover at the weigh-in for the “Young Farmers & Ranchers First Annual […]

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POLL: Should fur trapping be banned in California and other states?

Conservationists and animal advocates are applauding the introduction of legislation in California that would ban fur trapping throughout the state once and for all. The bill (AB 273), which was just introduced by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, would protect furbearing animals from commercial trapping in the state, which isn’t just causing the suffering of target animals […]

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POLL: Should the Alberta coyote hunting contest be stopped?

An annual contest that encourages hunters to kill as many coyotes as they can in one day will be going ahead on Saturday, despite threats against the organizer. The DKD Coyote Tournament will be holding its fifth annual competition just outside of Edmonton — the event’s Facebook page says the location of the check-in will […]

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Coalition Speaks Up to Stop National Wildlife Killing Contest

Animal advocates are taking action to stop a barbaric coyote killing contest, which is one of the first to take this cruelty nationwide. These contests, which are also known as drives, tournaments or derbies, reward people of all ages with cash prizes and weapons for killing the biggest and most animals. Sadly, coyotes, who have […]

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POLL: Should wildlife hunting contests be permitted in Idaho?

U.S. land managers approved a recreation permit on Thursday allowing a controversial hunting contest open to children to take place on public lands in Idaho, where contestants will seek to kill the most wolves and other wildlife for cash and prizes. The hunting group Idaho for Wildlife requested the permit for the so-called predator derby to take […]

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