Feeding wildlife leads to leghold traps, death for Nova Scotia foxes

Feeding wildlife leads to leghold traps, death for Nova Scotia foxes

A Cape Breton wildlife photographer is questioning the Nova Scotia government’s use of leghold traps to capture and kill nuisance foxes around Englishtown. Since the summer, Department of Lands and Forestry officials have been setting traps after complaints from area residents about foxes lurking in their yards and, in one case, taking food from a […]

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Foxhunting carries on with impunity, says former police chief

Foxhunting carries on with impunity, says former police chief

Foxhunting is continuing with impunity across the UK, with police and courts failing to hold those organising and taking part in them accountable, a former senior police officer has said, as the hunting season gears up towards its Boxing Day ceremonial climax. In November, anti-hunting campaigners collected 126 witness reports of foxhunting with hounds, including […]

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

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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