Labour has called for grouse shooting to be licensed after a big increase in illegal killings of birds of prey during the coronavirus lockdown, the majority of which, investigators say, are linked to the sport. As the grouse shooting season, known as the Glorious 12th, officially began on Wednesday, the shadow environment secretary, Luke Pollard, […]
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‘A dangerous road’: Coastal GasLink pays to kill wolves in endangered caribou habitat in B.C. interior
Coastal GasLink paid $171,000 to kill wolves in the range of an endangered caribou herd that will lose critical habitat to the company’s pipeline for a gas export project, The Narwhal has learned. The money for a winter wolf cull in Hart Ranges caribou habitat, northeast of Prince George, was part of $1.5 million the […]
South Dakota will allow trophy hunters to kill 30 percent of its mountain lions
South Dakota has a notorious history of mismanaging its mountain lion population and playing into the hands of trophy hunters. In past years, the Mount Rushmore state has repeatedly increased its hunting quota for the animals, despite evidence that its lion population is on the decline. But this week, the state surpassed its own sordid […]
Petition: Support the Chemical Poisons Reduction Act to Protect Wildlife!
People do terrible things to animals sometimes in efforts to protect their homes and livelihood, forgetting that we share this earth with beautiful, wild creatures. For instance, gray wolves were driven nearly to extinction by hunters and now that their population has just recovered, people want to be able to legally kill them if they […]
POLLS: Should deadly “Cyanide Bombs” be banned Nationwide?
There’s reason to celebrate a big win for wildlife, us and our pets with Oregon becoming the third state to ban deadly devices otherwise known as M-44s, or “cyanide bombs,” used to poison predators – and even more reason to be optimistic they’ll soon be banned nationwide. Unfortunately, and worryingly, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s […]
POLL: Should legislation to ban “Wildlife Killing Contests” be introduced?
As awareness grows about the horrors of wildlife killing contests that continue to take place across the country, efforts to see them ended have continued to grow with it and more areas have taken a stand against them. Now, there’s a chance to make them a thing of the past in Arizona. These contests, which […]
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 […]
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 […]