The Baltic wolf population is scientifically estimated at 3,600 individuals, of which 600 live in Latvia. There was a premium for wolf shootings until 1999, and wolf hunting was fully open until 2003. That means there were no requirements in terms of a shooting plan. Over 200 wolves were killed annually in the 1990s, and […]

via Latvia: organized hunting criminality — World Animals Voice

Center for Biological Diversity News Release Alexander Archipelago Wolves Need Urgent Help Following Record Killings in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest JUNEAU, Alaska― Conservation groups today called on the U.S. Forest Service to take immediate steps to protect Alexander Archipelago wolves on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest following word that 97 percent […]

via Record Wolf Killings in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest — Natural History Wanderings

Last week, the Montana Governor’s Grizzly Bear Advisory Council (GBAC) kicked off a series of three meetings about the future of bear management. According to the state’s Fish, Wildlife and Parks website, “In April 2019, Montana Governor Steve Bullock called for a Grizzly Bear Advisory Council to address these challenges and to help set a […]

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By Ross Harvey, Conservation Action Trust, 5 March 2020 Symptomatic of the Botswana government’s shaky relationship with reality is its letter to the United Kingdom’s Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). A full week after the deadline (25 February 2020) for public submissions on whether the UK should ban trophy imports, Philda Kereng, Minister […]

via Botswana government won’t let the truth get in the way of its trophy hunting narrative — International Wildlife Bond

The Trump administration announced that the remains of elephants legally hunted in Zimbabwe and Zambia can now be imported to the United States as trophies, reversing a ban under former president Barack Obama. African elephants are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that large […]

via Trump reverses ban on African elephant trophy imports to US — Americans-in-Africa.com

The days of industrial scale hunting might seem like something from a bygone era. Surely, we’ve evolved as a nation? Think again. Odds are there’s an event planned this weekend in a town near you where wildlife will be slaughtered en masse. Across the country, barbaric contests aptly called “killing contest” are pegged as family […]

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Edmonton Area Couple Chastised for Lion Kill

An Edmonton-area couple, Carolyn & Darren Carter, drew heavy criticism for a recent photo that shows them kissing behind a beautiful, large, dead male lion that they had apparently shot. The couple had ben on a recent trophy-hunting safari in Africa, and they apparently make their living as taxidermists.
There seems to be quite a few people who think killing for fun is a good thing to do, and most like to brag about in their selfie photos.
It is estimated that only about 20,000 lions remain in the wild n Africa, only 6000 of these are males — leaving a small gene pool to populate future generations.
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Trophy Hunter Who’s Killed 5000 Elephants Says It Gives Him ‘A Thrill’ By : Charlie Cocksedge On : 09 Apr 2019 12:45 https://www.unilad.co.uk/animals/trophy-hunter-whos-killed-5000-elephants-says-it-gives-him-a-thrill/ A trophy hunter who claims to have killed more than 5,000 elephants and 50 hippos says he has no regrets, and is ‘10,000 times’ unrepentant. A new report from the Campaign […]

via Zimbabwe: Trophy Hunter Who’s Killed 5000 Elephants Says It Gives Him ‘A Thrill’ — World Animals Voice