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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Petition: Disturbing Footage Described as “Scene From Hell” of Animals Suffering at a Fox Fur Farm

Petition: Disturbing Footage Described as “Scene From Hell” of Animals Suffering at a Fox Fur Farm

Humane Society International (HSI) released terrifying footage of foxes and raccoons suffering at a fur farm in Asia, according to an emailed statement. The video shows the animals enduring painful treatment and eventual death on the farm. One campaigner described it as “like a scene from hell.” HSI filmed at eleven randomly selected farms in […]

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Coronavirus fears as China plans to protect vast mink and fox fur industry from backlash at wildlife trade

Coronavirus fears as China plans to protect vast mink and fox fur industry from backlash at wildlife trade

China is considering moves that would entrench its vast fur industry further into the country’s economy, raising worries over the spread of coronavirus among animals crowded together in small spaces. The country’s agriculture ministry is proposing to reclassify mink, raccoon dogs, silver foxes and blue foxes as domestic livestock, rather than wild animals, which they […]

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