HSI closes 10th dog meat farm in Korea, rescuing 170 dogs

By on November 30, 2017 with 8 Comments
HSI closes 10th dog meat farm in Korea, rescuing 170 dogs

We’re back at it in South Korea, saving dogs from the worst imaginable circumstances on meat farms and starting them on a journey that will turn their lives in the most dramatic ways. It’s the 10th dog meat farm we’ve cleaned out since we started our End Dog Meat campaign. It is estimated that each . . . 

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U.S. should change its spots on trophy hunting of leopards

By on November 29, 2017 with 5 Comments
U.S. should change its spots on trophy hunting of leopards

While we eagerly await President Trump’s follow-up on his decision to suspend imports of elephant and lion trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia, we hope he takes a broad look at the trophy hunting of other threatened and endangered species and stops all imports of the animals for their heads, tusks, and other body parts. More . . . 

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Giving Tuesday a good time to give animals in distress a chance

By on November 28, 2017 with 0 Comments
Giving Tuesday a good time to give animals in distress a chance

Public education, laws, and corporate policies – invaluable and essential to our cause, and able in the end to prevent cruelty to millions of animals – can take years to enact and still longer to achieve their full effect. There are times when other forms of urgent action are also necessary, and few things can . . . 

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American horror show: Trophies from canned lion hunts continue to flow into the U.S. despite ESA protection

By on November 27, 2017 with 13 Comments
American horror show: Trophies from canned lion hunts continue to flow into the U.S. despite ESA protection

Our federal government illegally allowed U.S. trophy hunters to import at least 280 lion trophies from South Africa’s cruel captive lion breeding and killing facilities. It allowed body parts to come into the country in spite of a policy implemented at the beginning of last year that shooting and then importing these lions in fenced-in . . . 

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Federal appeals court upholds California ban on killing mountain lions for trophies

By on November 21, 2017 with 11 Comments
Federal appeals court upholds California ban on killing mountain lions for trophies

Trophy hunting has been on the front page and the opinion page and on television in the past week, after news broke that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made regulatory moves to overturn restrictions on the import of African elephants and African lions. There was a jolt of additional news after President Trump signaled . . . 

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President Trump stakes out a bold position on trophy hunting

By on November 20, 2017 with 6 Comments
President Trump stakes out a bold position on trophy hunting

President Trump’s declaration that the trophy hunting of elephants and other animals is “a horror show” is, to say the least, a bold and provocative statement from a U.S. leader. Never before has an American official taken such a forthright stand on the issue of trophy hunting, and it was as welcome as it was . . . 

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Trump intervenes on elephant trophy hunting issue

By on November 17, 2017 with 30 Comments
Trump intervenes on elephant trophy hunting issue

In a tweet to more than 40 million followers, President Trump announced this evening that he’s “put big game trophy decision on hold,” signaling discomfort with the trajectory of public discussion concerning the Interior Department’s enormously controversial announcement on Thursday to allow imports of elephant and lion trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia. The agency’s announcement, . . . 

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Burlington goes fur-free

By on November 17, 2017 with 98 Comments
Burlington goes fur-free

Today I’m pleased to announce that Burlington Stores (formerly Burlington Coat Factory), after discussions with The HSUS, has gone 100 percent fur-free – no full-length furs, no fur trim, no fur at all in the company’s vast offerings of coats and other garments. Burlington has nearly 600 stores and $6 billion in revenue, and its . . . 

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After targeting elephants, Interior Department puts African lions in the crosshairs

By on November 16, 2017 with 28 Comments
After targeting elephants, Interior Department puts African lions in the crosshairs

Yesterday, on this blog, I reacted in real time to the Safari Club International’s announcement that the U.S. Department of the Interior plans to lift a ban on the import of sport-hunted trophies of rare and beleaguered African elephants. In short, our government is essentially turning loose American trophy hunters in Zimbabwe, at a time . . . 

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Interior Department to allow imports of elephant and lion trophies from Africa, reversing Obama policies

By on November 15, 2017 with 342 Comments
Interior Department to allow imports of elephant and lion trophies from Africa, reversing Obama policies

With barely contained enthusiasm, Safari Club International (SCI) announced on its own initiative today that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has reversed critical elephant protections established during the Obama administration, allowing imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia. For decades, Zimbabwe has been run by a dictator who has targeted and killed . . . 

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