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Scientists carry water for trophy hunting industry

Scientists carry water for trophy hunting industry

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson For years now, trophy hunters have spun a web of lies to tie their ruthless killing of some of the world’s most at-risk animals to fake conservation benefits. A recent exchange in the prestigious Science magazine has laid bare . . . 

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Zimbabwe ships more than 30 baby elephants, torn from the wild, to Chinese zoos

Zimbabwe ships more than 30 baby elephants, torn from the wild, to Chinese zoos

More than thirty baby elephants, torn from their mothers in the wild in Zimbabwe almost a year ago, embarked on a new journey of captivity and suffering this week when they were flown to China, where they are expected to spend the rest of their . . . 

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ProTECT Act introduced in Congress to ban trophy hunting horror show

ProTECT Act introduced in Congress to ban trophy hunting horror show

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson President Trump has called trophy hunting a “horror show,” but on his watch, the Department of the Interior has dismantled regulations to protect wildlife and made it easier to import trophies of endangered and threatened animals. We have been . . . 

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Shocking HSI investigation reveals terror, suffering of foxes and mink on Finland’s fur farms

Shocking HSI investigation reveals terror, suffering of foxes and mink on Finland’s fur farms

Every day, we are making groundbreaking advances in our fight against fur. Major fashion houses and retailers, from Gucci to Burlington, have gone fur-free and just last weekend, California became the first U.S. state to ban fur sales. But today, in a sad reminder of . . . 

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Snakes in India, dingoes in Australia, elephants in South Africa: HSI works globally to resolve human-wildlife conflicts

Snakes in India, dingoes in Australia, elephants in South Africa: HSI works globally to resolve human-wildlife conflicts

A 12-year-old student, on his way home from school in India, is bitten by a snake. He doesn’t realize what’s happened but collapses soon after and dies later that day at a hospital. Meanwhile, in Romania, conflicts with brown bears are increasing due to habitat . . . 

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Breaking news: European court upholds strong protections for wolves

Breaking news: European court upholds strong protections for wolves

Europe’s highest court has ruled that wolves in the European Union cannot be hunted, except in the rarest cases where member countries can prove there is no other option to end human-wolf conflict. The European Court of Justice ruling followed a challenge to a decision . . . 

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Airbnb, TripAdvisor announcements herald progress for wild animals trapped in tourism industry

Airbnb, TripAdvisor announcements herald progress for wild animals trapped in tourism industry

Today, the New York Times reported on Airbnb’s new featured offering of “animal experiences,” which will have an ethical focus and will ban any direct contact with wild animals. The announcement comes on the heels of a decision by TripAdvisor, reported just yesterday, to stop . . . 

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HSI closing down 15th dog meat farm in Korea; 90 dogs saved from slaughter

HSI closing down 15th dog meat farm in Korea; 90 dogs saved from slaughter

Our Humane Society International team is in South Korea, closing down yet another dog meat farm and preparing to transport more than 90 dogs to the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. Staff members on the ground describe this farm as smaller in size . . . 

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HSUS and HSI rescue teams continue work to help animals in disaster zones; 120 dogs and cats transported from Texas after Imelda flooding

HSUS and HSI rescue teams continue work to help animals in disaster zones; 120 dogs and cats transported from Texas after Imelda flooding

During the past few weeks, as several hurricanes buffeted the southeastern United States and the Bahamas, our team has been working round the clock, bringing much-needed help and relief to animals. After Hurricane Dorian swept through the Bahamas, claiming dozens of human lives and placing . . . 

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Lions are in danger of extinction, but the U.S. will reward a trophy hunter who killed one with an import permit for the animal’s body parts

Lions are in danger of extinction, but the U.S. will reward a trophy hunter who killed one with an import permit for the animal’s body parts

For the first time since 2016, when the United States protected lions under the Endangered Species Act, the Trump administration will allow an American trophy hunter to bring home the body parts of a lion he killed in Tanzania. This is the second such instance . . . 

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As Massachusetts considers an ivory trade ban, HSUS/HSI investigation uncovers thriving market for ivory in state

As Massachusetts considers an ivory trade ban, HSUS/HSI investigation uncovers thriving market for ivory in state

An undercover investigation from the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International has ​unearthed a thriving market for elephant ivory products in Massachusetts, as lawmakers there consider a bill that would ban the ivory trade within the state. Our investigators visited the . . . 

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U.S. says Michigan businessman who killed critically endangered black rhino can bring his trophy home

U.S. says Michigan businessman who killed critically endangered black rhino can bring his trophy home

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson An American trophy hunter who killed a black rhino in Namibia will receive the Trump administration’s consent to bring his spoils home. This is the third time the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a permit to import . . . 

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