As forests shrink, mammals are stressed out— with possible fallout for humans

As forests shrink, mammals are stressed out— with possible fallout for humans

Humans aren’t the only ones feeling anxiety about environmental destruction. As forests shrink, small mammals are also feeling stressed, and we can tell by their fur. A team of scientists collected fur samples from 106 small rodents and marsupials in six forest fragments in the Atlantic Forest of Paraguay. After grinding each fur sample into […]

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Petition: Ask South Dakota to End Program that Pays Children to Kill Animals

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 […]

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POLL: Should fur trapping be banned in California and other states?

POLL: Should fur trapping be banned in California and other states?

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 […]

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POLL: Should the Trump Administration ban deadly ‘Cyanide Bombs’?

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 […]

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