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    Trophy ‘Dream Hunt’ With Donald Trump Jr. Starts Bidding at $10,000

    Trophy ‘Dream Hunt’ With Donald Trump Jr. Starts Bidding at $10,000

    By Eoin Higgins A national hunting group is under fire from animal rights groups for auctioning off the opportunity to spend a week in close quarters with Donald Trump Jr. in Alaska for a luxury “dream hunt” of Sitka black-tailed deer. The Safari Club International (SCI) will auction the trip at its annual convention. Bidding […]

    Donald Trump Jr. Killed an Endangered Mongolian Sheep

    Donald Trump Jr. Killed an Endangered Mongolian Sheep

    During a hunting trip in Mongolia this August, Donald Trump Jr. shot and killed an endangered argali sheep, and received a permit only after the fact. ProPublica, which broke the news of the kill Wednesday, reported it was unusual for the Mongolian government to issue permits after a hunter has left the region. Trump Jr. […]

    How Ayahuasca Tourism Drives Jaguar Body Parts Trade

    How Ayahuasca Tourism Drives Jaguar Body Parts Trade

    By Mike Gaworecki Jaguars face a number of threats, from habitat destruction and fragmentation for agriculture to poaching, trophy hunting and retaliatory killings by ranchers. The cats are estimated to have lost nearly half of their historic range and to have declined by as much as 20 to 25 percent over the past three generations, […]

    Is the Trump Administration ‘Gaming the Shutdown’ to Serve Energy and Hunting Special Interests?

    Is the Trump Administration ‘Gaming the Shutdown’ to Serve Energy and Hunting Special Interests?

    By Tara Lohan Two years into the Trump administration, its attacks on environmental regulations, policy and science are already well documented. But the current partial government shutdown, now more than a month long, provides a unique lens through which to view the administration’s priorities. The list of what isn’t being done is long and troubling, […]

    Foxes Still Killed in Boxing Day Hunts Despite Ban, UK Activists Say

    Foxes Still Killed in Boxing Day Hunts Despite Ban, UK Activists Say

    A controversial tradition persisted in England and Wales this Boxing Day as around 250,000 people gathered for annual fox hunts around the country, BBC News reported. Traditional fox hunting, in which hounds both chase and kill a fox, was banned in England and Wales 2004, but hunting groups replaced it with a practice called “trail […]

    Green Groups Sue to Get Giraffes on Endangered Species List

    Green Groups Sue to Get Giraffes on Endangered Species List

    Four Animal welfare groups sued the Trump administration on Thursday for failing to protect Africa’s vulnerable giraffes, Reuters reported. The groups had petitioned Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to list giraffes under the Endangered Species Act in April 2017. The FWS is supposed to respond to such petitions […]