November 3, 2015
The U.S. House of Representatives tonight passed by voice vote H.R. 2494, the Global Anti-Poaching Act.
October 23, 2015
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has just announced it will not move forward for this year with its proposed plan to kill up to 50 percent of all mountain lions along the Arkansas River Valley.
October 21, 2015
Loved by some and hated by others, squirrels are a microcosm of our contradictory relationships with animals. A little understanding goes a long way in appreciating nature's ultimate gardeners.
October 20, 2015
Gov. Jay Inslee overturned an undemocratic decision by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission that raised cougar-hunting quotas by up to 100 percent in areas of the state also inhabited by wolves.
October 15, 2015
Despite receiving public comments in overwhelming opposition, the Oregon Fish & Wildlife Commission chose to proceed with a proposal by ODFW to kill large numbers of cougars on more than 6,200 square miles of Oregon land using packs of radio-collared hounds and wire neck snares.
October 14, 2015
New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission Votes to Move Forward with Rulemaking on a Bobcat Hunting and Trapping Season
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission voted to move forward with rulemaking to legalize bobcat hounding, trapping and baiting for the first time in over 25 years.
October 7, 2015
According to a new nationwide poll, by a two-to-one margin, U.S. voters said they oppose trophy hunting.
September 24, 2015
The Humane Society of the United States Awards $20,000 Grant to Local Group for Deer Fertility Control Research Project
The Humane Society of the United States awarded a grant of $20,000 to CliftonDeer.org in support of its non-lethal deer sterilization program.
September 18, 2015
Cougar Advocates File Appeal to Reverse Undemocratic, Arbitrary Quota Increase by Wildlife Commission
In response to dramatic increases in cougar hunting quotas, eight organizations and a wildlife research scientist have submitted an administrative appeal to Gov. Jay Inslee to return cougar hunting quotas to scientifically justifiable levels. The petitioners include The Humane Society of the United States, Center for Biological Diversity, Mountain Lion Foundation, Wolf Haven International, The Cougar Fund, The Lands Council, Predator Defense, Kettle Range Conservation Group and Gary Koehler, Ph.D., a former research scientist with the WA Dept. of Fish and Game.
September 17, 2015
An audit of the controversial Wildlife Services predator control program failed to provide any recommendations to address a series of documented problems regarding the program’s lack of transparency, overutilization of lethal methods and wasteful spending. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., former Rep. John Campbell, R-Calif., and Sen. (then-Rep.) Gary Peters, D-Mich., had questioned the program’s wildlife damage management activities and requested that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Inspector General investigate.
August 6, 2015
Illinois Policymakers Urged to Protect Bobcats From Fur Traders and Trophy Hunters After California Bans Bobcat Trapping
Less than a month after Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law legislation legalizing a bobcat hunt in the state for the first time in over 40 years, the California Fish and Game Commission voted to prohibit bobcat trapping statewide.
August 5, 2015
Regulations to prohibit bobcat trapping across the state will be enacted, according to a vote by the California Fish and Game Commission.
July 1, 2015
The Town of New Castle has passed a humane coyote management policy for solving conflicts among people, pets and coyotes.
June 30, 2015
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Denies Threatened Status for Gray Wolf, Rejecting Reasonable Compromise on Contentious Issue
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rejected a petition that would reclassify most gray wolves under the Endangered Species Act as “threatened” throughout the contiguous United States.
June 29, 2015
Legislation aimed at dismantling New York’s ban on a particularly cruel type of trap, known as a “relaxed” snare, has died in the state Assembly’s Environmental Committee.
June 12, 2015
Actress Olivia Munn is urging Gov. Bruce Rauner to veto a bill that would open a bobcat hunting and trapping season in Illinois. Munn provided the following statement:
May 21, 2015
The Illinois Senate passed legislation allowing, for the first time in decades, a hunting and trapping season for bobcats.
February 18, 2015
Pause to appreciate the magnificent nature of the much-maligned mole.
February 12, 2015
Representatives from Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Wyoming introduced legislation that would remove gray wolves in those states from the Endangered Species list.
February 9, 2015
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