American imports of giraffe trophies and body parts are driving the animals to extinction

Giraffes, with their iconic long necks and unmistakable, beautifully patterned coats, are facing extinction. There are currently fewer than 69,000 mature individuals remaining in the wild today. And the threats of habitat loss and illegal hunting for bushmeat are only exacerbated by demand for giraffe trophies and other products traded internationally. The U.S. is partly […]

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oyote-killing contests, which have been outlawed in several other states

Coyote-killing contests have been outlawed in several states – should they be banned nationwide?

Nevada wildlife officials are considering a ban on coyote-killing contests, which have been outlawed in several other states. In question is whether the competitions are acceptable wildlife conservation measures or brutal examples of cruelty to animals. Emotions run high on both sides of the issue. The rules of a coyote-killing contest are simple: kill as […]

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EU is the Second Largest Hunting Trophy Importer After the US, Per New Report

EU is the Second Largest Hunting Trophy Importer After the US, Per New Report

A new report published by Humane Society International (HSI) outlines how the EU is the second-largest importer of hunting trophies of protected species. 3,000 trophies of animals including zebras, elephants, and lions are imported each year. This grim statistic makes the EU second only to the United States. The bloc imported 15,000 hunting trophies between […]

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