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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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The Humane Society of the United States launched a hard-hitting television advertising campaign to stop a movement in Congress to allow egregious killing methods targeting grizzly bears and wolves in Alaska on National Wildlife Refuges—the one category of federal lands specifically set aside for the...

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The Humane Society of the United States launched a hard-hitting television advertising campaign to stop a movement in Congress to allow egregious killing methods targeting grizzly bears and wolves in Alaska on National Wildlife Refuges—the one category of federal lands specifically set aside for the...

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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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The American Kennel Club (AKC) Every year, breeders and trainers gather in New York for the Westminster Dog Show to celebrate the beauty and grace of purebred dogs. It's a delightful event for any dog lover. But investigations have repeatedly shown that one of the major players at Westminster is not...

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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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Canada's annual commercial seal hunt is the largest slaughter of marine mammals on the planet. Facing harsh criticism the world over because of the hunt's cruelty and unsustainability, the Canadian government and fishing industry have spread much misinformation. Here are the basic facts about the...

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The Humane Society of the United States applauds the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for finalizing a rule prohibiting cruel hunting methods on more than 76 million acres of National Wildlife Refuge lands in Alaska. Effective 30 days from publication, state officials and trophy hunters on National...

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More than a year since the New Mexico State Game Commission unanimously approved the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish’s proposed Cougar Rule to allow widespread recreational cougar trapping for the first time in nearly five decades, individuals can now legally litter the state with cougar...

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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. (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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After a key legal defeat, the Department of the Interior told a federal district court in New York late Friday that no future meetings of the International Wildlife Conservation Council (IWCC) will take place, bringing an end to the controversial council. Environmental and animal advocacy groups...

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Image from The Cove documentary

In mid-October, when dolphin-costumed protesters and other demonstrators marched through pouring rain to the Japanese embassy in Washington, D.C., the men in suits out front gave only the slightest sign they noticed. “We’re going to show them that we’re not going away,” said Naomi Rose, senior...

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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

The Humane Society of the United States has released the results of an undercover investigation into the little-seen but widely criticized culture of wildlife killing contests in the U.S. The investigator visited contest locations in Macedon, New York, and Barnegat, New Jersey and documented contest...

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Orange cat lounging in a garden

Most of the time, Tux is a good-natured, well-behaved cat, content with his indoor- only lifestyle. But whenever he looks out a window and spies a strange cat in his yard, a different side emerges. He races in circles, yowling his displeasure. He mangles window blinds and sometimes attacks his...

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Danielle Bays

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission voted against a South Dakota Houndsmen Association proposal to expand hounding of mountain lions in the Prairie region of the state.

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A new statewide survey reveals Florida voters strongly oppose the trophy hunting of black bears in the state, with strong majorities in every demographic group and political affiliation supporting continued protection for Florida black bears. Nearly two-thirds of Florida voters (61 percent) said...

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A coalition of animal welfare, wildlife protection and conservation groups are calling on Oregon lawmakers to oppose four bills relating to cruel cougar trophy hunts recently introduced in the House and Senate. The Humane Society of the United States, Audubon Society of Portland, Cascadia Wildlands...

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