Hunters who kill animals for sport don’t see animals as sentient creatures who want to live. They find it amusing to hurt and kill animals just because they can and they take pride in their ‘skills’ to do so. They even make competitions and games out of it. In South Dakota, the Nest Predator Bounty […]
Earlier this month, the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks (GFP) started a controversial program that is paying residents of all ages, including children, to kill animals. The GFP says their new Nest Predator Bounty Program was designed to help preserve nests of ducks and pheasants, bring more participation, awareness, and education to […]
Conservationists and animal advocates are applauding the introduction of legislation in California that would ban fur trapping throughout the state once and for all. The bill (AB 273), which was just introduced by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, would protect furbearing animals from commercial trapping in the state, which isn’t just causing the suffering of target animals […]
Conservationists are expressing some serious disappointment over the Trump administration’s decision not to ban deadly devices otherwise known as M-44s, or “cyanide bombs,” despite their brutality, sickening death toll and the risks they continue to pose. These devices are spring-activated bait traps placed in the ground that are loaded with sodium cyanide, which is ejected […]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program uses millions of taxpayer dollars — often to slaughter hundreds of thousands of wild animals every year. Earlier this spring, numbers released from the agency showed it killed a shocking 1.3 million native animals last year alone. Not only is the death toll staggering, its use of […]
After two raccoons killed the chickens Dewie Brewton’s agricultural science class had been raising at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida, the teacher trapped them in wire cages. Instead of releasing the creatures into the wild or even turning them over to animal control to be humanely euthanized, Brewton filled a trash can with water […]
Thanks to overwhelming public outcry, wildlife officials in Indiana have withdrawn a proposal that would have opened the state’s first hunting and trapping season for bobcats in nearly 50 years Bobcats were already nearly hunted to extinction by the mid 1900s, and were finally listed as endangered species in the state by the late 1960s. […]
I met this opossum at an outdoor event in South Jersey last weekend. He’s a wildlife ambassador for a conservation group, helping to promote good will toward opossum-kind by posing for photos and looking cute. He is cute, right? He was full of personality, too.