Red wolves have continued to slide closer to the brink of extinction in the wild since recovery efforts began, but they just got some major support from members of the public who have made it clear that letting them slip away when we have the chance to save them is unacceptable. Red wolves once roamed […]
Tag: predator control
POLL: Should more States suspend this cruel and deadly wildlife program?
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 […]
POLL: Should Trump’s Administration Remove Protection for Red Wolves?
While another assault has just been launched on protection for gray wolves, federal wildlife officials have also just announced a plan that conservationists fear will doom critically endangered red wolves to extinction. Red wolves once roamed vast portions of the southeast, but they were essentially wiped out by the 1960s due to habitat loss and […]
Video: Vermont Just Banned Coyote Killing Contests
Animal advocates are celebrating a major victory for wildlife with the passage of a law in Vermont that makes coyote killing contests illegal. These contests, which are also known as drives or derbies, reward people of all ages with cash prizes and weapons for killing the biggest and most animals. According to Protect Our Wildlife […]
POLL: Should wildlife-killing “cyanide bombs” be banned?
Just weeks ago, a teenager in Idaho almost lost his life and had to watch helplessly as his dog died in front of him. That senseless tragedy was a result of the government’s war on wildlife, with its continued use of deadly devices — otherwise known as M-44s, or “cyanide bombs.” Unfortunately, and worryingly, the […]
POLL: Should the USDA stop using cyanide bombs to control predators?
Fourteen-year-old Canyon Mansfield was out walking the family Labrador, Casey, on public land in the outskirts of Pocatello, Idaho, last month. As they roamed a hill near their home, Canyon spied a piece of metal protruding from the snowy ground that resembled the head of a garden sprinkler. When he bent down to touch it, […]
POLL: Should “Driven Grouse Shooting” be banned?
Driven grouse shooting is a field sport of the United Kingdom. It is popular because it provides a challenge due to the rapid flight of the grouse. The grouse shooting season extends from 12 August, often called the “Glorious Twelfth”, to 10 December each year. Shooting takes place on grouse moors, areas of moorland in […]
POLL: Should Congress disband Wildlife “Killing” Services?
Wildlife Services—ever heard of it? No, not the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That’s something different. The Fish and Wildlife Service is part of the Department of the Interior, charged with enforcing wildlife laws, restoring habitat, and protecting fish, plants, and animals. Wildlife Services isn’t your state fish and game commission, either, which issues hunting […]