British hunter’s sick boast: Come slaughter animals in South Africa during Covid

British hunter’s sick boast: Come slaughter animals in South Africa during Covid

A British trophy-hunting boss is offering deals to shoot ­endangered animals which he boasts are “plentiful” during the Covid ­crisis. Carl Knight, 47, who runs Take Aim Safaris, makes the claim in his grisly sales pitch to 3,000 potential customers, including fellow Britons. He urges clients to travel to South Africa, which is in the grip […]

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Dallas Safari Club Hosts 2021 Convention Selling Cruel Trophy Hunting Trips Virtually

Petition: Dallas Safari Club Hosts 2021 Convention Selling Cruel Trophy Hunting Trips Virtually

The 2021 Dallas Safari Club will take place virtually this year between February 10 and 14. Trophy hunters and outfitters, alongside other businesses, will gather to promote this cruel sport. They will buy and sell rights to kill animals, including elephants and polar bears, and promote canned hunts in the United States, South Africa, and […]

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For border-crossing Thai tigers, the forest on the other side isn’t as green

For border-crossing Thai tigers, the forest on the other side isn’t as green

Big cats require big home ranges. In February 2016, a young male Indochinese tiger (Panthera tigris corbetti) walked from Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary in western Thailand to Kayin state in Myanmar. After crossing mountains, rivers, roads and national borders over the course of its 170-kilometer (105-mile) journey, he ventured out of the forest into […]

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British dad arranges for clients to kill vulnerable ‘big game’ wildlife abroad

British dad arranges for clients to kill vulnerable ‘big game’ wildlife abroad

A British dad-of-one is flogging sickening overseas trophy hunting trips to slaughter big game. Mike Taylor arranges for clients to kill vulnerable wildlife including baboons, elephants, leopards, lions and zebras. These include big game hunts throughout Africa, as well as Alaska. The firm also arranges bird shooting trips to Argentina and deer hunts in Mauritius. […]

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Petition: South African President’s Ties to Trophy Hunting Industry Exposed

Petition: South African President’s Ties to Trophy Hunting Industry Exposed

PETA has uncovered that South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has hidden ties and investments to the trophy hunting industry in his country. Researchers with PETA went undercover and secretly recorded phone calls from the manager of a farm, Phala Phala, owned by the South African President.  The calls revealed that Ramaphosa was expanding a […]

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Don’t cross this tiger mom: Close encounter in Russia’s Far East

Don’t cross this tiger mom: Close encounter in Russia’s Far East

On Sept. 15, Aleksandr Rybin was checking a camera trap in Russia’s Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Reserve when something red and long-tailed darted in the bushes in front of him. “A thought flashed in my head: cougar?” Rybin, a 45-year-old researcher at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Russia, said in a statement. “No, what cougar can be […]

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Last chance for the Persian leopard: the fight to save Iraqi Kurdistan’s forests

Last chance for the Persian leopard: the fight to save Iraqi Kurdistan’s forests

In the spring, the Pirmagrun mountain, one of the world’s last refuges for the endangered Persian leopard, towers over the surrounding countryside in Iraqi Kurdistan, its rocky snow-capped peaks fading into an ancient oak forest that starts out sparsely before running into narrow, densely-wooded valleys. As recently as the 1980s, the forest covered the slopes […]

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