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Cecil The Lion: A Big-picture Guide to Directed Outrage

Carl Safina | Posted 07.31.2015 | Green
Carl Safina

Humans are by far the kindest, most compassionate, most creative, most violent, most destructive and most misery-inducing animal in the history of the world. We are the only creature capable of creating global problems.

The Economic Argument For Killing Cecil The Lion Doesn't Hold Up

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business

The Internet's been in an uproar this week after news spread of the killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist. Yelp reviewers called the man a...

My Outrage Is Better than Your Outrage

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." This game of pitting one outrage as more righteous than another outrage is truly outrageous.

In the Shadow of Cecil the Lion's Death, Do Something to Help Animals

Ken White | Posted 07.31.2015 | San Francisco
Ken White

The death of Cecil the lion has appropriately generated tremendous outrage. Good. But outrage only goes so far. Beyond that emotional response, there are many things you can do -- both large and small -- to help animals.

Why Everyone Is Outraged By Cecil the Lion's Death

Samita Sarkar | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
Samita Sarkar

A master of deflective language, Walter Palmer either misses the point or just does not want to acknowledge it. He regrets earning the ire of anti-hunting community, but he does not regret trophy hunting. Walter Palmer doesn't even fully understand why everyone else is so outraged by what he did.

Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion Writes Apology To Patients

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 07.30.2015 | World

The Minnesota dentist scorned worldwide for killing a beloved lion in Zimbabwe wrote a letter expressing regret over the animal's death and also...

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...