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WARNING: The following story contains graphic content. Want to kill a majestic big cat but are pressed for time? It helps to remove chance from the equation. And the vendors at the Safari Club International convention can help you do just that. “We pre-bait for people, if you want,” says a safari...

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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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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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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

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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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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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

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 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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WASHINGTON—The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International and Humane Society Legislative Fund sent a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last week calling out that the agency is not fulfilling its mandate under the Endangered Species Act by allowing imports of African...

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BRUSSELS—A new report published today—the week marking the six-year anniversary of the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe by an American trophy hunter—reveals that the European Union is the world’s second biggest hunting trophy importer after the United States. EU Trophy Hunting by the Numbers...

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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

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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A shocking undercover investigation recently conducted in Iowa by the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International found what can only be described as a massive garbage bin of the trophy hunting industry. A four-day event where thousands of animals – including at least 557...

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According to a new nationwide poll, by a two-to-one margin, U.S. voters said they oppose trophy hunting. The killing of Cecil the lion has shined a spotlight on hunting for the purpose of acquiring parts of the killed animal as trophies, such as a lion head, which are usually displayed in the hunter...

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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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Four conservation and animal protection groups sued the Trump administration today over its secretive new policy of approving elephant and lion trophy imports behind closed doors. The lawsuit targets a U.S. Fish and Wildlife decision, outlined in a March 1 memo, to shut the public and scientists out...

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The Center for Biological Diversity, Ian Michler and Born Free USA