Wildlife/Marine Mammals

Europe’s largest hunting fair opens, despite dangers faced by wildlife worldwide

Europe’s largest hunting fair opens, despite dangers faced by wildlife worldwide

Despite ecological devastation, habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict, poaching and all the other threats that undermine the ability of wild animals to survive in their natural habitats, Europe’s largest hunting fair opened this week in Dortmund, Germany. Considering the imminent danger these threats pose to the . . . 

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Breaking: Big step forward in fight to ban extremely cruel hunting methods

Breaking: Big step forward in fight to ban extremely cruel hunting methods

A new National Park Service proposed rule marks a substantial step forward for some of our nation’s most iconic wildlife species, including brown and black bears and wolves. The NPS rule would ban certain extremely cruel methods of trophy hunting and trapping on Alaska’s national . . . 

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In a win for animals, California’s ban on fur officially takes effect

In a win for animals, California’s ban on fur officially takes effect

Californians can now officially celebrate the end of fur sales in the Golden State. A statewide ban on the sale of new animal fur products went into effect on Jan. 1, 2023, making California the first state in the U.S. to implement such a ban. . . . 

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Big Cat Public Safety Act becomes law, capping off year of wins for wild animals

Big Cat Public Safety Act becomes law, capping off year of wins for wild animals

The exploitation and abuse of big cats as props for paid public interactions at roadside attractions will soon be a thing of the past. As we recently shared, the Big Cat Public Safety Act, something we’ve been working on for over a decade, passed the . . . 

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2023 federal spending package reflects solid commitment to animal welfare

2023 federal spending package reflects solid commitment to animal welfare

Update 12/29/22: President Biden has signed the fiscal year 2023 omnibus appropriations package into law—a big win for animals! We’ve had remarkable success in our end-of-session push for critical legislation in the U.S. Congress, with the Big Cat Public Safety Act, Shark Fin Sales Elimination . . . 

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Breaking: Major wins for sharks and other wild animals in key legislative package

Breaking: Major wins for sharks and other wild animals in key legislative package

Update 12/23/22: President Biden has signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law, which removes the U.S. from the cruel shark fin trade and helps to combat wildlife trafficking. There have been some massive wins for animals recently in the U.S., as the Congress acts . . . 

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Major win! US Senate passes the Big Cat Public Safety Act

Major win! US Senate passes the Big Cat Public Safety Act

Update 12/20/22: President Biden signed the Big Cat Public Safety Act into law. In a major advance in our long fight against the abuse of captive big cats, the U.S. Senate just passed the Big Cat Public Safety Act (H.R. 263/ S. 1210), a bill . . . 

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In 2022, we moved even closer to a fur-free future

In 2022, we moved even closer to a fur-free future

One of my fondest memories from this year was celebrating the monumental progress we made toward ending the fur trade at our To the Rescue! gala in New York. The event showcased the next generation of sustainable, animal-friendly materials—like leather made from mushrooms and fur . . . 

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Leopards, sharks and glass frogs win new protections, while hippos face tragic losses

Leopards, sharks and glass frogs win new protections, while hippos face tragic losses

A couple of weeks ago, I told you about our work at the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora—known as CITES. This conference is so important because it shapes how wild animals in . . . 

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Endangered Species Act proposal would be a win for elephants

Endangered Species Act proposal would be a win for elephants

There’s a golden opportunity to help protect African elephants now that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed a new Endangered Species Act rule. If finalized, the new rule would better regulate imports of African elephants and their parts, like hunting trophies, to the . . . 

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Breaking: Brutal trophy hunt returns in shocking ‘emergency’ reversal of policy

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Breaking: Brutal trophy hunt returns in shocking ‘emergency’ reversal of policy

Update 12/1/22: The start of the New Jersey bear hunt has been put on indefinite hold, as we, along with the Animal Protection League of New Jersey and Friends of Animals, challenge the decision to hold the hunt in court. In a stunningly shortsighted and . . . 

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At CITES in Panama, we’re pushing for greater wildlife protection worldwide

At CITES in Panama, we’re pushing for greater wildlife protection worldwide

What kind of world would this be if there were no regulation of the international trade in wildlife and wildlife parts? In a world in which commercial interests alone determined the fate of tigers, elephants and hundreds of other species threatened by trade, would these . . . 

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