Wildlife/Marine Mammals

When it comes to fur and foie gras, cruelty should not be a choice

When it comes to fur and foie gras, cruelty should not be a choice

Disturbing as it was to learn last week that the British government is wavering on proposed bans on imports of fur and foie gras, it was heartening to see the reaction of a caring public outraged by this news and the firm resistance of politicians . . . 

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Federal judge restores critical protections for many gray wolves, ending states’ cruel and irresponsible management

Federal judge restores critical protections for many gray wolves, ending states’ cruel and irresponsible management

Wolves across most of the continental United States must have Endangered Species Act protections restored, a federal judge ruled yesterday, effectively prohibiting trophy hunting of the species across most of the country. This tremendous victory is the result of a lawsuit filed by the Humane . . . 

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During New York Fashion Week, look out for the innovative materials that have knocked fur off the runway

During New York Fashion Week, look out for the innovative materials that have knocked fur off the runway

As fashion week begins tomorrow in New York City, and then in London, Milan and Paris, I’m reminded that not so long ago these weeks were a time of worry for our fur-free team and fellow advocates around the world. Not knowing how many models . . . 

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Iceland signals it will stop commercial whaling by 2024, suggesting an end to a decades-long fight

By on February 8, 2022 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 8 Comments
Iceland signals it will stop commercial whaling by 2024, suggesting an end to a decades-long fight

Last Friday’s indication by Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Svandis Svavarsdottir that Iceland will likely end its commercial whaling by 2024 struck a deep chord. I have been involved in the global campaign to end commercial whaling for a long time, and there was a . . . 

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Key wildlife priorities advance in the House

Key wildlife priorities advance in the House

It is the dream of a better world for animals that inspires our work, but it is action that will get us there, and that’s what made Friday’s events on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives momentous. All at once, in a single . . . 

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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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