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Africa's Shame

South Africa's trophy hunting industry have started a new market by supplying Asia with lion bones from the hunting industry. The lion bones are replacing tiger bones to make a tonic/wine, but as they have killed most of the tigers they need a new supply. The trophy hunting industry are now trying to say that if they are stopped from supplying the Asian market with the lion bones, they will come and poach the lions. At least they are finally admitting what kind of people they do business with...

Some Good News From California

As crazy as this photo looks, this is actually a rare occasion of where the right thing is being done when a mountain lion is spotted in a residential area in California.

Leopard Shot And Killed In Charlestown Yard

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - People in one southern Indiana town trying to figure out what was killing house cats and dogs finally got their answer Thursday night. It was a leopard, according to Indiana Conservation Officers. Neighbors shot and killed the juvenile cat in a yard off Highway 3 in Charlestown. Wildlife is not uncommon in the area where the leopard was found. The sightings started about two weeks ago. One neighbor called Tim Stark, the owner of Wildlife in Need, a sanctuary ...

New Report: Economics Of Trophy Hunting In Africa

A new report released analyzes literature on the economics of trophy hunting and reveals that African countries and rural communities derive very little benefit from trophy hunting revenue. The study, authored by Economists at Large—commissioned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International and Born Free USA/Born Free Foundation—comes amid consideration to grant the African lion protection under the ...

Surabaya Zoo In Indonesia

The tigers are emaciated and the 180 pelicans packed so tightly they cannot unfurl their wings without hitting a neighbor. Last week, a giraffe died with a beachball-sized wad of plastic food wrappers in its belly. That death has focused new attention on the scandalous conditions at Indonesia's largest zoo. Set up nearly a century ago in one the most biologically diverse corners of the planet, it once boasted the most impressive collection in Southeast Asia.