From the trophy hunting of mountain lions to killing coyotes for prizes, wild animals big and small unfortunately find themselves in the crosshairs of those who kill for sport. Together, we can end the worst abuses in hunting and maintain longstanding protections for animals where they already exist.
In the U.S. alone, trophy hunters kill more than 100,000 critically native carnivores every year for their fur. Take action to stop this cruel and unnecessary practice.
In captive or “canned” hunts, fenced-in animals with no chance of escape — often hand-raised by humans so they become used to their presence — are offered up as an easy kill for the paying participants. And in gruesome wildlife killing contests, electronic calling devices, spotlights, hounds and even night-vision and thermal imaging devices are used in the competition to kill the most and/or heaviest coyotes, foxes, bobcats and other species for cash and prizes.
Of spending by wildlife watchers compared to hunters in the United States.
Are killed annually for trophies nationwide.
Oppose wildlife killing contests that slaughter coyotes, foxes, bobcats and other animals for cash and prizes.
Hundreds of thousands of wild animals in the U.S. and around the world are killed every year and millions are at risk from other threats. Your generous gift will save wildlife from being killed just for a trophy by supporting our work to ban trophy hunting.