Massachusetts Cracks Down On Poachers With New Law

Massachusetts Cracks Down On Poachers With New Law

A newly passed bill in Massachusetts will help protect vulnerable wildlife from poachers. Massachusetts is one of the last states to join the Interstate Wildlife Violators Compact, a national database of potential poachers and suspended hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses shared among member states, and was known as “poacher’s paradise” due to their meager fines […]

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Shocking Undercover Investigation Lays Bare the Horrifying Cruelty of Animal Trapping

Shocking Undercover Investigation Lays Bare the Horrifying Cruelty of Animal Trapping

A recently released undercover investigation, led by animal welfare and conservation non-profit Born Free USA, in collaboration with the Humane Society of the United States and Human Society International, has exposed the horrifying cruelty of animal trapping in the United States. The work has led to renewed calls for the introduction of the Refuge from […]

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Why are US Hunters still obtaining permits to import elephant hunting trophies from Zimbabwe and Namibia?

Why are US Hunters still obtaining permits to import elephant hunting trophies from Zimbabwe and Namibia?

Washington D.C. — Animal welfare groups and conservation activists are taking issue with a recent decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to issue permits to hunters wanting to import elephant hunting trophies into the United States from the African countries of Zimbabwe and Namibia. The Center for Biological Diversity (the Center) brought […]

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Bobcat populations threatened by extended hunting season despite activist objections

Bobcat populations threatened by extended hunting season despite activist objections

LANSING, Mich. — In the southern Lower Peninsula, hunters and trappers can now shoot bobcats in the fall. Members of the Natural Resource Commission voted 7-0 on Thursday to expand the bobcat season to nine more counties: Muskegon, Montcalm, Gratiot, Saginaw, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Clinton, and Shiawassee, over the objections of animal activists. Wildcats with […]

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