Director, Wildlife Abuse Campaign
Since joining The HSUS in 2005, Pheiffer’s work has helped enact laws and regulations to protect wildlife in a number of states and had an integral role in successfully defeating anti-animal welfare ballot measures in Michigan and Arizona.
Pheiffer helps direct the Wildlife Abuse Campaign in leading a nationwide effort to prohibit fox and coyote pens, fenced enclosures where dogs are released to chase down wild-caught, stocked foxes and coyotes. The campaign also works to stop the captive, or “canned,” hunting of fenced mammals for distinctive trophy characteristics.
Under Pheiffer’s leadership, the Wildlife Abuse Campaign also looks to end pervasive wildlife crime by upgrading penalties for poaching, and also by supporting law enforcement through providing additional resources to stop poachers in their tracks.
Pheiffer holds an undergraduate degree in policy studies from Dickinson College.
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