POLL: Should there be a worldwide ban on fur farming?

We don’t typically get to follow the lives of individual animals who are killed for their coats. Now, a short film is offering us a harrowing glimpse into the short and tragic lives of three fox siblings who were born, raised and killed on a fur farm. The film, Fur: A Lifetime, which was just […]

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Man Who Killed Hundreds of Deer Must Watch ‘Bambi’ Every Month in Prison

Trophy hunters David Berry; his sons, David Berry Jr. and Kyle Berry; and about a dozen others killed hundreds of deer in Missouri over a period of three years. After they shot the deer, they cut off and took the heads, leaving the bodies behind to rot. “While there are some cases where poachers go […]

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POLL: Should badgers be culled to control the spread of tuberculosis in cattle?

The beam from Lynn Sawyer’s head torch scans the dark trees on a Gloucestershire hillside before settling on a barely visible cage hidden in a thicket of brambles. “They’ve been trapping and shooting badgers here for six years and they are still doing it,” she says, trudging over a carpet of rotting leaves towards the […]

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POLL: Should the Black Bear ‘Harvest’ Season In Wisconsin be banned?

The outlook is bright for the 2018 Wisconsin black bear season. Population models continue to suggest healthy bear numbers across the state’s primary bear range, with the most recent population estimate indicating there are 28,700 bears statewide. Bear densities across the majority of Wisconsin’s occupied bear range are in excess of 1 bear per square […]

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POLL: Should the ‘sport’ of trophy hunting be banned?

While he was vacationing in Africa, Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer did a lot of shooting. Not with a camera, unfortunately, but with a rifle and bow. Fischer and his wife slaughtered over a dozen animals during Nambia’s trophy hunting season, including a giraffe, leopard, impala, sable antelope, waterbuck, kudu, warthog and, most […]

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One-two punch of habitat loss, capture hammers Southeast Asian birds

JAKARTA — Conservationists have underestimated the combined impact of deforestation and capture when assessing the threat to Southeast Asia’s bird populations — a one-two punch that a new report warns could lead to the extinction of dozens of species by the end of this century. Focusing on 308 forest-dependent bird species in the Sundaland subcontinent, […]

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POLL: Should California’s wild horses be sold to slaughter houses?

For the first time in many years, this month the U.S. government plans to capture nearly 1,000 federally protected wild horses in Devil’s Garden Plateau, a 258,000-acre area inside Northern California’s Modoc National Forest. This is the largest herd of wild horses in the United States. The US Forest Service, which manages the land, initiated […]

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Secret filming reveals hidden cruelty of licensed badger culls

Trapped in a cage and shot at close range, the badger takes almost a minute to die. Covert footage published online by the Observer, the first to be shared publicly, shows the main method of dispatching Britain’s largest indigenous carnivore as part of a controversial cull now being expanded by the environment secretary, Michael Gove, […]

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