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To save wildlife from being killed just for a trophy.

Big Fight
Photo collage of a lion vanishing from the safari

A long time ago, when Stephen Slack was just five or six, he went hunting with his father for pheasants and ducks in the Iowa countryside around their home. Back then it was not about trophies; it was not a single-minded pursuit of awards for killing animals. Instead, Slack remembers early mornings...

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Karen E. Lange
A grey wolf calls out at Glacier National Park in Montana.

EDITOR'S NOTE: After this article appeared in the Jan/Feb issue of All Animals, the White House announced that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will leave his position at the end of the year. As a draw for tourists from around the world, the wolves in Denali National Park are worth millions of dollars...

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By Karen E. Lange
A lone grizzly walks by the side of Yellowstone Lake

Editor's note: Since this story first published, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reopened the comment period on its proposed plan to delist grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The comment period closes Oct. 7, 2016. Each April, people around the world await the emergence of a 20...

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Karen E. Lange

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 24, 2019) – The Humane Society of the United States is applauding the passage of California Assembly Bill 1254, to create a moratorium on the trophy hunting of California’s iconic bobcats. Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove, D-Los Angeles, introduced the bill, which passed...

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Some of the world’s largest air carriers, including UPS, FedEx and South African Airways, are under pressure from leading animal protection charity Humane Society International to adopt an immediate ban on the transport of hunting trophies, especially Africa’s “Big Five”: African elephants...

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Humane Society International

In response to the news that Botswana lifted its ban on elephant hunting Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International released the following statement: “We are deeply disappointed by the government of Botswana's decision to lift its ban...

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Conservation and animal protection groups sued the Trump administration today for illegally establishing the “International Wildlife Conservation Council,” an advisory panel stacked with people who have personal or financial interests in killing or importing rare or endangered animals from overseas...

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Center for Biological Diversity, Democracy Forward, Natural Resources Defense Council

Americans in every region and both major parties demonstrate a deep dislike of trophy hunting, and there is negligible support for allowing trophies parts from elephants and lions to come into the country.

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We're standing against the most egregious abuses of wildlife.

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What are captive hunts? Captive hunting operations—also referred to as "shooting preserves," "canned hunts," or "game ranches"—are private trophy hunting facilities that offer their customers the opportunity to kill exotic and native animals trapped within enclosures. Some facilities have even...

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 12, 2019)— A new statewide survey reveals a supermajority of California voters across all party lines oppose the trophy hunting of bobcats and want to see the practice stopped. The survey found that nearly 70% of voters statewide are outright opposed to bobcat trophy...

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WASHINGTON—Every year, trophy hunters kill tens of thousands of wild animals around the world for fun and bragging rights. Their gruesome quests, some of which can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, may even involve illegal activities. The trophy hunting industry marginalizes local people and...

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Yesterday, Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove, D- Los Angeles, introduced a bill to ban the hunting of bobcats in the state of California. If passed, bobcats will join California’s other wildcat, the mountain lion, on a small list of protected species in the Golden State. Over...

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The Indiana House passed legislation allowing privately-owned facilities in the state to stock deer and elk for trophy-seekers, letting them pay to shoot the semi-tame animals trapped in enclosures for guaranteed kills. By shipping deer and elk across state lines to be stocked in these fenced...

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What is Internet hunting? Internet hunting—also called remote controlled hunting—utilizes Internet technology to allow a computer user to hunt large game and exotic animals from their own home. The controversial practice originated in San Antonio, Texas, with the launching of the website Live-Shot...

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Jefferson City, MISSOURI—Records obtained by the Humane Society of the United States from the Missouri Department of Conservation Commission show that Missourians strongly oppose a proposed trophy hunting season on black bears. More than 2,000 comments were against the hunt, while approximately 100...

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In the last ten years, American hunters have imported more than 1.2 million animals, more than 126,000 a year, as hunting trophies from across the world, according to a new report by Humane Society International and the Humane Society of the United States. The report, Trophy Hunting by the Numbers...

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Humane Society International

RICHMOND—The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International, Center for Biological Diversity, and Born Free USA sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for violating the law by failing to post online elephant and lion trophy permitting records as required by the Freedom of...

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Humane Society International