Lawsuit Aims to Protect African Leopards From U.S. Trophy Hunters

Lawsuit Aims to Protect African Leopards From U.S. Trophy Hunters

WASHINGTON— Animal protection and conservation groups sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for failing to propose stricter protections for African leopards under the U.S. Endangered Species Act to address the harms of trophy hunting. The United States is the world’s biggest importer of African leopard hunting trophies and consumed more than half the […]

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Hunter Kills Beloved Lion Outside the Same Park Where Walter Palmer Gunned Down Cecil

Hunter Kills Beloved Lion, Mopani, Outside the Same Park Where Walter Palmer Gunned Down Cecil

The world all but stopped spinning in July 2015 when news broke that Walter Palmer, a Minnesota dentist, had gunned down a beloved lion named Cecil after reportedly paying $50,000 to partake in a hunting expedition to Zimbabwe. The killing ignited international outrage, and caring souls took to Twitter and beyond to demand that Palmer’s […]

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EU is the Second Largest Hunting Trophy Importer After the US, Per New Report

EU is the Second Largest Hunting Trophy Importer After the US, Per New Report

A new report published by Humane Society International (HSI) outlines how the EU is the second-largest importer of hunting trophies of protected species. 3,000 trophies of animals including zebras, elephants, and lions are imported each year. This grim statistic makes the EU second only to the United States. The bloc imported 15,000 hunting trophies between […]

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