Scientists carry water for trophy hunting industry

By on October 30, 2019 with 6 Comments
Scientists carry water for trophy hunting industry

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson For years now, trophy hunters have spun a web of lies to tie their ruthless killing of some of the world’s most at-risk animals to fake conservation benefits. A recent exchange in the prestigious Science magazine has laid bare . . . 

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VICTORY: Court rejects challenge to federal cockfighting ban in Puerto Rico, Guam and other U.S. territories

By on October 29, 2019 with 4 Comments
VICTORY: Court rejects challenge to federal cockfighting ban in Puerto Rico, Guam and other U.S. territories

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson A federal court has rejected an attempt to stop Congress from closing a loophole that allowed cockfighters to continue operating in U.S. territories, including Puerto Rico and Guam, despite the fact that cockfighting is a felony in all U.S. . . . 

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More horror stories of sick Petland puppies emerge

By on October 28, 2019 with 9 Comments
More horror stories of sick Petland puppies emerge

Imagine spending thousands of dollars for a puppy and seeing the delight in your children’s eyes as they cuddle their new family member, only to find yourself in a veterinary emergency room days later, with your puppy on an IV, struggling to live. Worse, imagine . . . 

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Zimbabwe ships more than 30 baby elephants, torn from the wild, to Chinese zoos

By on October 25, 2019 with 10 Comments
Zimbabwe ships more than 30 baby elephants, torn from the wild, to Chinese zoos

More than thirty baby elephants, torn from their mothers in the wild in Zimbabwe almost a year ago, embarked on a new journey of captivity and suffering this week when they were flown to China, where they are expected to spend the rest of their . . . 

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BREAKING NEWS: NIH reneges on promise, will not send 44 research chimpanzees to sanctuary

By on October 24, 2019 with 74 Comments
BREAKING NEWS: NIH reneges on promise, will not send 44 research chimpanzees to sanctuary

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson In a stunning about-face on its own promise, the National Institutes of Health today announced it will not send 44 chimpanzees, now held by the Alamogordo primate laboratory in New Mexico, to sanctuary. Just last October, NIH Director Francis . . . 

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ProTECT Act introduced in Congress to ban trophy hunting horror show

By on October 23, 2019 with 3 Comments
ProTECT Act introduced in Congress to ban trophy hunting horror show

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson President Trump has called trophy hunting a “horror show,” but on his watch, the Department of the Interior has dismantled regulations to protect wildlife and made it easier to import trophies of endangered and threatened animals. We have been . . . 

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BREAKING NEWS: U.S. House passes the PACT Act, cracking down on extreme animal cruelty

By on October 22, 2019 with 13 Comments
BREAKING NEWS: U.S. House passes the PACT Act, cracking down on extreme animal cruelty

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson The U.S. House has just voted overwhelmingly to crack down on some of the worst and most malicious acts of animal cruelty, including crushing, burning, drowning, suffocating and impaling live animals and sexually exploiting them. The watershed vote takes . . . 

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BREAKING NEWS: Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s ditch fur

By on October 21, 2019 with 66 Comments
BREAKING NEWS: Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s ditch fur

In a landmark announcement that brings us closer than ever to the demise of fur, Macy’s Inc. — the parent company of the iconic American department stores Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s — says it will go fur-free by the end of 2020. This includes permanently closing . . . 

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Illegal government advisory panel touts ‘benefits’ of trophy hunting

By on October 18, 2019 with 17 Comments
Illegal government advisory panel touts ‘benefits’ of trophy hunting

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson It may be hard to believe that a group of celebrity and professional trophy hunters, a director of the National Rifle Association, and the president of the world’s largest trophy hunting group are advising our government on wildlife conservation. . . . 

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Shocking HSI investigation reveals terror, suffering of foxes and mink on Finland’s fur farms

By on October 17, 2019 with 6 Comments
Shocking HSI investigation reveals terror, suffering of foxes and mink on Finland’s fur farms

Every day, we are making groundbreaking advances in our fight against fur. Major fashion houses and retailers, from Gucci to Burlington, have gone fur-free and just last weekend, California became the first U.S. state to ban fur sales. But today, in a sad reminder of . . . 

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Snakes in India, dingoes in Australia, elephants in South Africa: HSI works globally to resolve human-wildlife conflicts

By on October 15, 2019 with 0 Comments
Snakes in India, dingoes in Australia, elephants in South Africa: HSI works globally to resolve human-wildlife conflicts

A 12-year-old student, on his way home from school in India, is bitten by a snake. He doesn’t realize what’s happened but collapses soon after and dies later that day at a hospital. Meanwhile, in Romania, conflicts with brown bears are increasing due to habitat . . . 

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Breaking news: California leads the nation by banning fur sales, bobcat trophy hunting

By on October 12, 2019 with 23 Comments
Breaking news: California leads the nation by banning fur sales, bobcat trophy hunting

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson Moments ago, Gov. Gavin Newsom made history by signing into law two landmark bills: one banning the sale and production of all new fur products in California, and another prohibiting the trophy hunting of bobcats in his state. California, . . . 

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