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Trophy Hunting

Yearbook Photo Of Student With Slain Giraffe Sparks Controversy

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.29.2015 | Green

A yearbook photo of a New York high school student posing with a dead giraffe and a gun unleashed an intense local fury about endangered animals. ...

Ban Ivory Sales -- All of Them

Viveca Morris | Posted 04.01.2015 | Green
Viveca Morris

If the United States and other nations do not fully ban the sale of ivory, African elephants could be extinct -- poof -- in as few as five years.

Stop Senseless Trophy Hunting

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

In 2014, the U.S. made a bold move by suspending imports of elephant trophies taken from Tanzania and Zimbabwe, based on concerns about these countries' wildlife management practices. But an even bolder move is called for given the global elephant crisis.

Howling for Wolves and Voting Rights in Michigan

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

It's a sad circumstance when lawmakers and their allies in the trophy-hunting community try to squelch the voting rights of citizens, in their zeal to kill animals who are rare, who've harmed no one, and who have a rightful place in this great state.

A Bill for the One Percent -- of Sport and Trophy Hunters

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 09.06.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The Wilderness Act is about to be weakened by Congress, and there's nary a howl, screech, or a primal scream about it.

The Cruelty of Trophy Hunting

Cathy Kangas | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green
Cathy Kangas

We need to educate Americans that the heads of these beautiful animals don't belong on the wall of someone's trophy room in Dallas.

Idaho's Barbaric Coyote and Wolf Derby

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Yesterday (December 18, 2013) I received a very disturbing message from the co-founder of the International Wolf Center, Nancy Gibson. On December 28-...

Melissa Bachman's Sport Killing of a Lion Sends the Wrong Message

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

With as few as 32,000 lions remaining in the wild, the once ubiquitous animals are rapidly disappearing from the African landscape.

Christina Wilkie

Group To Auction Black Rhino Hunting Permit To Save The Black Rhino | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Dallas Safari Club, a Texas-based trophy hunting group, has announced plans to auction off a permit to hunt and kill a black rhino, ...

The War Against Wolves and Wildlife: Time to Stop the Killing

Camilla Fox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Camilla Fox

What is perhaps most disquieting about the photograph is the vigilante feel that echoes a lynch mob -- dehumanize, vilify, and murder. Wolves are now reviled and persecuted in a land where they once roamed wild and free prior to European colonization.

Don't List the Lion

Glen Martin | Posted 04.21.2013 | Green
Glen Martin

Fewer than 35,000 African lions roam the wild today, down from at least 100,000 in the 1960s. Their range has contracted as well, and currently encomp...

Policymakers Hamper Progress for Animals

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

There are a lot of devoted animal advocates in Congress, and some very good bills moving forward. But there is also a lot of foolishness, selfishness, and greed in Congress and the snake and polar bear issues show off these characteristics in the worst possible ways.

Canned Killing: Don't Call It Hunting!

David Petersen | Posted 07.08.2012 | Denver
David Petersen

There is honorable hunting, and there is cowardly captive killing. The motivations and characters defining each are as distinct as day and night.

Psst, Wanna Kill a Scimitar-Horned Oryx?

Mark Morford | Posted 09.26.2011 | Home
Mark Morford

Have you heard of these places? Giant ranches where giant men pay giant fees to be driven in luxury SUVs out onto huge swaths of privately owned property in order to shoot carefully bred and relatively tame creatures who never had a chance in the first place? CEO Under Fire for Killing African Elephant

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 06.01.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Bob Parsons is in the news today because he traveled to Zimbabwe recently to shoot an elephant for a trophy. Now he's trying to morph this selfish act of slaughter into some selfless act of charity.

Cougars: British Columbia's Neglected Carnivore

Chris Genovali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Genovali

2011-02-09-cougar.jpgBeautiful and mysterious, cougars have persisted against countless and unrelenting threats to retain a substantial foothold in British Columbia.

Wolves in Danger: Speak Out Today

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Last night, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved the Truth in Fur Labeling Act, a bill to protect consumers and animals by requiring all garments containing animal fur to be accurately labeled by species and country of origin.

Four Votes for Animals, Four Final Days to Spread the Word

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

With just four days until the election, we're in a last push with coalition partners to spread our critical message to voters in Arizona, California, ...

PHOTOS: 'White Lion' Movie Gives An Up-Close Look At Trophy Hunting

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BROEDERSTROOM, South Africa (AP) -- Lions raised in captivity in South Africa are set loose in enclosed areas where hunters, many from the United Stat...

Prop 109: A Power Grab Bad for Arizona Voters and Wildlife

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Proposition 109, is an Arizona constitutional amendment for the upcoming November election that would block any future statutory wildlife protection initiatives.

Whitewashing the Polar Bear Trophy Imports

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Allowing imports, driven by personal stories, has always been the tack of the trophy hunting groups and it's precisely what has allowed mass killings of polar bears by Americans to occur.