Wildlife/Marine Mammals

Human-animal coexistence undermined by poor understanding of animal behavior and needs

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Human-animal coexistence undermined by poor understanding of animal behavior and needs

The recent viral video of a Utah runner’s encounter with a mountain lion on a trail has set off a new round of debate about the challenges of human-wildlife coexistence. Unfortunately, as this story broke, some media outlets were quick to sensationalize the incident, falsely . . . 

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Urgent! US Fish and Wildlife Service goes rogue with proposal for baiting and trophy hunting of brown bears, and you can help us stop it

Urgent! US Fish and Wildlife Service goes rogue with proposal for baiting and trophy hunting of brown bears, and you can help us stop it

With a proposal to permit the killing of brown bears over bait in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has “gone rogue.” The USFWS and its parent agency, the Department of the Interior, are way over on the dark . . . 

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Another right whale on the ropes: entanglement means extinction

Another right whale on the ropes: entanglement means extinction

Our National Marine Fisheries Service, slow to take action, really shouldn’t need a prompt about the fierce urgency of now when it comes to protecting the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale. Still, a new reminder has come with the tragic sighting last week of . . . 

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Tell Missouri to trash its black bear hunt proposal; it’s based on research funded by Safari Club

Tell Missouri to trash its black bear hunt proposal; it’s based on research funded by Safari Club

Missouri’s proposal to open season on black bears has the trophy hunting industry’s fingerprints all over it. But the state’s residents now have a chance to voice their opposition to it. The Missouri Department of Conservation has just opened formal public comment on this ill-conceived . . . 

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, do your job and protect giraffes, or we’ll see you in court

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, do your job and protect giraffes, or we’ll see you in court

It’s been more than three years since we filed a petition asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to protect giraffes under the Endangered Species Act from trophy hunting and other imminent threats to their survival. During this time, the agency has responded once . . . 

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Facebook bans fake accounts funded by trophy hunting groups

Facebook bans fake accounts funded by trophy hunting groups

Facebook’s recent takedown of dozens of troll accounts linked to a single marketing firm sheds new light on the intensely deceptive tactics used by trophy hunting groups to sell the public and politicians a bill of goods. Last week, the social media network announced it . . . 

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Roadside zoo owner Doc Antle charged with animal cruelty, wildlife trafficking

Roadside zoo owner Doc Antle charged with animal cruelty, wildlife trafficking

Doc Antle, a notorious roadside zoo owner who has been on our radar for years, has been indicted on animal cruelty and wildlife trafficking charges in Virginia. Attorney General Mark Herring announced the indictment today after a months-long investigation of the trafficking of lions between . . . 

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Breaking news: Mink on Wisconsin fur farm test positive for coronavirus, but U.S. inaction continues

Breaking news: Mink on Wisconsin fur farm test positive for coronavirus, but U.S. inaction continues

Mink have tested positive for the coronavirus on a fur farm in Wisconsin, the largest fur producing U.S. state. The news broke today even as media reports confirmed thousands of mink have died of the disease on fur farms in Utah, the first state to . . . 

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Breaking news: Israel prepares to ban the fur trade; first country to do so

Breaking news: Israel prepares to ban the fur trade; first country to do so

Israel yesterday announced it intends to ban the fur trade. If successful, it would be the first nation to end the buying and selling of a cruel commodity that has fallen out of favor in the fashion industry and with consumers. Israel’s ban would make . . . 

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Breaking news: New Jersey proposes plan to end black bear trophy hunting

Breaking news: New Jersey proposes plan to end black bear trophy hunting

New Jersey’s governor wants no more black bear trophy hunts in the state on his watch. The New Jersey Fish and Game Council today proposed an amendment to the state’s 2021 bear management plan that would effectively suspend the annual black bear trophy hunt after . . . 

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Bills introduced in Congress to end U.S. trade in live wild animals for food

Bills introduced in Congress to end U.S. trade in live wild animals for food

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed the terrible consequences of keeping live wild animals in cruel, unhealthy and unsuitable confinement in wildlife markets that slaughter and sell them for food. Bills introduced in Congress this week would position the United States as a global leader in . . . 

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Breaking news: Nordstrom to stop selling products made with fur and exotic animal skins

Breaking news: Nordstrom to stop selling products made with fur and exotic animal skins

Nordstrom, one of the country’s largest luxury fashion retailers, will stop selling products made with fur and exotic animal skins at all of its U.S. locations by the end of next year. Nordstrom joins a growing number of retailers like Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s that have . . . 

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