Brutal killing of African elephant highlights need to end trophy hunting

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block We have just learned about a heartless and illegal hunt that took the life of a male elephant in South Africa’s Limpopo province earlier this month. Here’s what we know at this point: The hunting party consisted of a trophy hunting client, a hunting guide, a reserve representative and […]

Ban on imports of animal hunting trophies set to become law

By Becky Morton Political reporter 55 minutes ago Image source, Getty Images Image caption, Lions are among the species which would be covered by the ban Plans to ban imports of animal hunting trophies to Great Britain are set to become law. The government has backed legislation which would stop hunters bringing back body parts […]

Victory! Cruel hunting methods in Kenai National Wildlife Refuge were just defeated

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In a massive victory for wildlife in Alaska, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife announced last week that it was withdrawing its 2020 proposed rule that would have allowed trophy hunters on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to lure brown bears to their deaths with rotting piles of pastries and […]

What we found undercover at infamous trophy hunting convention

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Elephant-skin luggage and leopard claw jewelry are just some of the supposedly luxurious products our undercover investigator discovered at Safari Club International’s annual hunting convention, where more than 850 exhibitors convened in February in Nashville, Tennessee. As disturbing as the artifacts of animals already lost to trophy hunting were, […]

Europe’s largest hunting fair opens, despite dangers faced by wildlife worldwide

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Despite ecological devastation, habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict, poaching and all the other threats that undermine the ability of wild animals to survive in their natural habitats, Europe’s largest hunting fair opened this week in Dortmund, Germany. Considering the imminent danger these threats pose to the survival of wildlife all […]

Breaking: Big step forward in fight to ban extremely cruel hunting methods

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson A new National Park Service proposed rule marks a substantial step forward for some of our nation’s most iconic wildlife species, including brown and black bears and wolves. The NPS rule would ban certain extremely cruel methods of trophy hunting and trapping on Alaska’s national preserves. We have been […]

A Trophy-Hunting Ban Could Hurt Animals More Than It Helps

Congress is again considering a ban on importing hunting trophies from Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Republicans and Democrats alike have championed such import bans in the past. Supporters claim a ban will conserve wildlife by discouraging Americans from traveling to Africa and killing wildebeests, zebras, elephants and other charismatic megafauna. But banning trophy hunting could […]

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