Grand Canyon National Park Opens Bison Hunting

Grand Canyon National Park Opens Bison Hunting

Grand Canyon National Park has put out a call for hunters. A dozen spots opened up to thin a herd of bison in the national park, the Associated Press reported. Officials opened up the spots to help remove bison that they said have been trampling on resources, including archaeological spots, and spoiling water. “Areas are […]

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English Heritage ‘appalled’ by images of hunters posing with deer allegedly killed on one of its estates

English Heritage condemns ‘trophy hunters’ who took pictures after shooting deer at stately home

Hunters have been condemned by English Heritage over pictures they took posing with dead muntjac deer at one of the organisation’s properties. Officials said that some of the hunters were not “respectful” to the deer, which were shot as part of a cull at Wrest Park, in Bedfordshire. The group were believed to have paid […]

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National Park Service Allowing Trophy Hunting at Grand Canyon Puts More than Bison at Risk

National Park Service Allowing Trophy Hunting at Grand Canyon Puts More than Bison at Risk

Though she ascended to the Presidential cabinet with the distinction as the nation’s first Interior Secretary of Native American descent and with a track record as an animal protection advocate, Deb Haaland may be at the helm when the policy of forbidding sport hunting at America’s national parks is unraveling. And she may do it […]

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Trophy hunters flock to sick website to book holiday to shoot vulnerable species

Trophy hunters flock to sick website to book holiday to shoot vulnerable species

EXCLUSIVE: Website BookYourHunt has up to 5,000 hunts available and prey includes zebras at a starting price of £743 for a killing spree and Cape buffalos at £2,283 Almost all the animals on BookYourHunt are exempt from forthcoming UK legislation aimed at banning the import of hunting souvenirs such as skins, antlers and heads. The […]

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How People Are Peacefully Mitigating Human-Wildlife Conflict

How People Are Peacefully Mitigating Human-Wildlife Conflict

According to a study released in April, a mere 3% of ecosystems around the globe remain intact. To determine the integrity of the world’s wildernesses, the study’s authors looked at both the current state of habitats (flora) and the remaining populations of wild animals (fauna) that traditionally live in the examined areas. Populations of many […]

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Photographers rewrite list of ‘big five’ animals to shoot

Photographers rewrite list of ‘big five’ animals to shoot

For trophy hunters, the big five are the toughest, most dangerous animals to kill, but a photography project has turned the meaning of shooting on its head, creating a new list of the five most fantastic creatures to capture on camera. More than 50,000 people from around the world voted for animals they most liked […]

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Trophy-hunt law overhaul ‘will cause even more wildlife killing’, prompting activists to boycott talks

Trophy-hunt law overhaul ‘will cause even more wildlife killing’, prompting activists to boycott talks

Conservationists have walked out of talks with ministers over a proposed shake-up of laws on trophy-hunt imports, claiming the changes will lead to “government-approved” wildlife kills. They say the plan – part of a radical overhaul of animal welfare legislation – opens the door to shooting critically endangered species such as black rhinos, elephants and […]

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South Africa Ends Captive Lion Breeding and Bone Trade

South Africa Ends Captive Lion Breeding and Bone Trade

South Africa will end its lucrative captive lion industry and will consent to the international ban on rhinoceros horn and elephant ivory trade. The government released a report on policies, legislation, and practices on breeding, hunting, handling, and trade of elephants, rhinos, lions, and leopards. “The panel identified that the captive lion industry poses risks […]

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