To save animals from death for the sake of a wildlife trophy.

Each year, hundreds of thousands of wild animals around the world are killed for their heads, hides, pelts and other body parts. Animal parts are hung on walls; their bodies are stuffed and posed for bragging rights. Cruel and unsportsmanlike practices like baiting, hounding and trapping—also captive hunts, in which hunters pursue animals who can’t escape—ensure that animals don’t stand a chance and hunters bag an easy prize.

Cecil the lion, victim of trophy hunting
Gone, but not forgotten
Cecil’s death shed light on a global issue.

Cecil, a famed black-maned lion in Zimbabwe, was lured with bait, shot with an arrow and suffered for more than ten hours before his hunters tracked and finished killing him. Cecil's death in 2015 sparked international outrage. His son, Xanda, met a similar fate two years later.

Trophy hunting is an American problem.

American trophy hunters pay big money to kill animals overseas and import over 126,000 wildlife trophies per year on average. Wolves, bears, mountain lions, bobcats and other domestic wildlife also fall victim to trophy hunting, damaging natural ecosystems.

The truth about trophies
Wildlife trophies of animals killed by US and German hunters

Were imported to the U.S. between 2005 and 2014.

Endangered rhinos in Africa are often hunted for their horns

Are hunted and killed as trophies, including Africa's "big five" species: Buffalo, elephants, leopards, lions and rhinos.

Black bear with head resting on a tree stump

Currently allow the trophy hunting of black bears in the U.S.

A male leopard of approximately 70 kg is shot in Namibia by a white hunter
Lord Mountbatten
Lord Mountbatten

Stand with us in condemning the killing of wildlife for trophies, both in the United States and around the world. Pledge to do what you can to end this cruel and unsportsmanlike pastime.