Wildlife/Marine Mammals

Breaking: Undercover investigation reveals a thriving ivory trade in Maryland, driving cruel slaughter of elephants

By on February 1, 2022 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 3 Comments
Breaking: Undercover investigation reveals a thriving ivory trade in Maryland, driving cruel slaughter of elephants

Today, we’re releasing the findings of our undercover investigation revealing a thriving market for ivory products in Maryland. A lot is at stake. Each year, between 10,000 to 15,000 African elephants are killed by poachers. A recent assessment found that the population of the endangered . . . 

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Here’s how to become an animal advocate in your state and why it’s important

Here’s how to become an animal advocate in your state and why it’s important

The road to a more humane and just society for animals is paved by many hands and hearts doing many different kinds of work: Sheltering and finding loving homes for dogs, cats and other companion animals in local communities; tending to sick and injured animals, . . . 

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To save wolves, the US government must act now 

To save wolves, the US government must act now 

We are fighting hard right now for wolves with legal petitions, lawsuits and lobbying pressure designed to protect this most besieged wildlife species. This is a perilous time as one state after another has surrendered to trophy hunters and special interest groups seeking to kill wolves. At . . . 

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Exposed: Virginia wildlife killing contest where 600 animals were slaughtered in just 2 days

Exposed: Virginia wildlife killing contest where 600 animals were slaughtered in just 2 days

Today, we released the grisly findings of three undercover investigations into wildlife killing contests in Virginia, including the largest contest held east of the Mississippi River. The heartbreaking callousness and carnage our investigators saw at the weigh-ins of the three contests, which took place over . . . 

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Trophy hunters celebrate their kills in Las Vegas despite overwhelming public opposition

Trophy hunters celebrate their kills in Las Vegas despite overwhelming public opposition

A new poll shows that more than 75% of Americans oppose trophy hunting, and 82% oppose the trophy hunting and import of African lions and elephants, both listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Notwithstanding this evidence of public opposition to trophy hunting, a . . . 

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Colorado lawmakers are trying to save wild cats by banning trophy hunting

Colorado lawmakers are trying to save wild cats by banning trophy hunting

Earlier this month, an emaciated mountain lion found his way into a condominium complex in Vail, Colorado. Images show a very scared, skinny cat with light spots, indicating that he was still very young and not old enough to survive on his own. This mountain . . . 

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Tiger King takeaway: It’s time to end big cat breeding and trafficking

Tiger King takeaway: It’s time to end big cat breeding and trafficking

The original “Tiger King” Netflix series was a pandemic phenomenon with a train-wreck fascination for millions of viewers and a whole cast of unsavory characters. But the sideshow weirdness of the personalities involved kept many viewers from focusing on the big cat industry’s epidemic of cruelty.  . . . 

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How wild animals won against trophy hunters in 2021

How wild animals won against trophy hunters in 2021

Every year that passes sees hundreds of thousands of wild animals in the U.S. and around the world killed by trophy hunters, whose main motivation is to display whole animals or their body parts for bragging rights. Given all the threats facing wild animals, including . . . 

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Breaking: Italy to shut down all fur farms and permanently ban fur farming

Breaking: Italy to shut down all fur farms and permanently ban fur farming

A major win for animals in Italy caps off a year of remarkable progress toward a fur-free future. Today, the Italian Senate Budget Committee approved an amendment that will shutter the country’s 10 remaining fur farms within six months and enact a permanent ban on . . . 

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Breaking news: ELLE Magazine goes fur-free

By on December 2, 2021 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 6 Comments
Breaking news: ELLE Magazine goes fur-free

Today, ELLE, one of the world’s most recognizable fashion magazines, announced an end to animal fur in its pages and online. Following nearly a year of dialogue with our fur-free campaigners, the global publication made its fur-free announcement at Business of Fashion’s 2021 VOICES event . . . 

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New undercover investigation shows the cruelty of ‘certified’ fur farms

New undercover investigation shows the cruelty of ‘certified’ fur farms

The fur industry is swiftly running out of ways to justify continuing the mass raising and killing of animals like foxes, mink and raccoon dogs for fashion. A new undercover investigation reveals what’s really going on at three fur farms in Finland, two of which . . . 

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Mother and daughter macaques retired from a lab have been inseparable for decades

Mother and daughter macaques retired from a lab have been inseparable for decades

When a rhesus macaque named Nanette gave birth to her daughter, Gabby, they were living in a biomedical research laboratory. In the wild, the daughter macaques typically stay with their mothers their entire lives, but in the laboratory setting it is common practice for baby . . . 

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