In, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania and many other states, right now is coyote killing contest season. Once deer season has ended, many predator hunters take to the field, killing as many coyotes as they can with the use of electronic callers, night vision and assault-style rifles with thermal imaging scopes. In Michigan, only […]

via Michigan’s Wildlife Killing Contests Reward Animal Abusers Like This… — Wolf Patrol

In this curious graphic document, His Majesty King Don Alfonso XIII poses next to the Mysore marajá before an old and huge male tiger, in a hunt in India in 1933. Today there are very few tigers in that country. They were poisoned, tricked, cepeados and annihilated by the infamous poachers until almost extinction. The […]

via The tragedy of the tiger in the last century: hunting, part of the problem or solution — archyde

A Michigan trophy hunter’s permit to bring the skull, skin and horns from a critically endangered black rhinoceros he shot in Africa to the U.S. will likely be approved by the Trump administration, according to a report by The Associated Press. Chris Peyerk, of Shelby Township, Mich., applied for the import permit in April. The “applicant requests a permit to […]

via Trump administration reportedly approves trophy hunter’s permit for endangered rhino remains — WKRN News 2

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Conservation and community groups sued the Trump administration Wednesday, challenging environmental permits for a Taiwan company’s planned $9.4 billion plastics complex in Louisiana. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Washington accuses the Army Corps of Engineers of failing to disclose environmental damage and public health risks, and of failing to adequately consider […]

via Environmental groups challenge plastics complex permit — KAMR – MyHighPlains.com

Banner image courtesy of Harman Singh Heer Open letter from the Wildlife Animal Protection Forum South Africa to the Republic of South Africa, The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries. 15thAugust 2019 Attention: The Minister of the Environment, Forestry and Fisheries “Their Future is Dark” THE RHINO HORN TRADE 2019 The history surrounding the demand […]

via “Their Future Is Dark.” The Rhino Horn Trade in 2019 — International Wildlife Bond

From Wired (Michelle Cohen Merrill): Once a symbol of American ingenuity, PFAS were originally conceived as wonder chemicals that could resist stains, repel water, extinguish horrific oil-based fires, and keep eggs from sticking to the pan. Today, we know them as a Frankenstein-like invention, zombie chemicals that will not die. Chemists created thousands of such […]

via Scientists Fight Back Against Toxic ‘Forever’ Chemicals — Wired #PFAS — Coyote Gulch