Does trophy hunting hurt giraffe populations? A planned lawsuit says it does

Does trophy hunting hurt giraffe populations? A planned lawsuit says it does

Skinned, stuffed and tanned, wild giraffes are up for sale at dozens of stores across the United States. While importing and selling wild giraffes and giraffe products, such as giraffe rugs and taxidermied trophies, is legal in the U.S., conservationists and animal welfare advocates say these practices are nudging the species closer toward extinction. On […]

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Inside the Fight to Stop Giraffes’ ‘Silent Extinction’

Giraffe researcher Julian Fennessy recently boarded a helicopter in Ethiopia’s Gambella National Park, which borders the turbulent new nation of South Sudan. His mission: To collar giraffes and collect tissue samples from the animals, which have been rapidly disappearing from Africa in what Fennessy calls a “silent extinction.” After successfully handling one of the Gambella […]

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