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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Lion Killed After Fatally Mauling Intern at North Carolina Wildlife Facility

As his enclosure was being cleaned by staff at a North Carolina wildlife facility on December 30, a lion named Matthai managed to escape from his locked holding pen. Matthai fatally mauled one of those workers, 22-year-old Alexandra Black. She was an animal husbandry intern who had only been on the job for 10 days. […]

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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 Cruel Coyote Killing Contests Be Banned?

Wildlife and animal advocacy organizations are calling on officials in Oregon to shut down an upcoming coyote killing contest, and to make these horrific events illegal throughout the state. 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 […]

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POLL: Should California’s wild horses be sold to slaughter houses?

For the first time in many years, this month the U.S. government plans to capture nearly 1,000 federally protected wild horses in Devil’s Garden Plateau, a 258,000-acre area inside Northern California’s Modoc National Forest. This is the largest herd of wild horses in the United States. The US Forest Service, which manages the land, initiated […]

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Trump Administration’s About to Get Sued for Failing to Protect Giraffes

Conservationists have continued to sound the alarm over the face of giraffes who are quietly disappearing from the landscape and desperately need more protection, and now they’re headed to court to get it for them. Since the mid-1980s, the population of giraffes has declined by a startling 40 percent, leaving just over an estimated 97,000 […]

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Shocking Investigation Shows How We’re Pushing Giraffes to the Brink

While conservationists are continuing to raise awareness about the “silent extinction” giraffes are facing in the wild with little fanfare, an undercover investigation has just exposed how the trade in trophies and parts in the U.S. is contributing to their decline. The investigation, which was conducted by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) […]

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Hunters Caught Killing Mother Bear and Her ‘Shrieking’ Cubs

A man and his teenage son have finally been charged after illegally killing a black bear and her two newborn cubs earlier this spring in Alaska. Unfortunately, more wildlife could soon be vulnerable to the same extreme cruelty seen here that’s stirring outrage. According to the Alaska State Troopers, which released the details of their […]

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