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Hunting & Wildlife Management

Youth Trapping Camps Teach Kids it's OK to Kill

Since numbers of hunters continue to decline, state wildlife agencies in the United States are working overtime to entice adolescents into participating into the violent hunting culture through “Youth Trapping Camp” weekends for kids like the ones Friends of Animals discovered kicking off in upstate New York over Columbus Day Weekend.

Poaching of elephants worse than ever...but you can help turn the tide

African elephant populations have decreased by 110,000 over the past 10 years, the biggest decline in 25 years, according to the African Elephant Status Report presented Friday at the Conference of Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) underway in Johannesburg.

Montana lawmakers push for tribal bison hunts in Yellowstone

Jeers to the Montana legislative committee who is pushing for tribal bison hunts in Yellowstone National Park.

Stop shaming children. Start blaming parents who say trophy hunting is ok.

Social media has gone wild condemning 12 year old Aryanna Gourdin and her trophy-hunter father, Eli Gourdin, after photos of of Aryanna posing with a giraffe and a zebra that she and her dad killed went viral.

FoA Shame Campaign Takes on Senator Inhofe's Animal Killing Fundraiser

Our shame campaign takes on U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, who plans to host a two-day animal killing political fundraiser, and we need your help to convince him to cancel the needless event. His fundraiser could easily be a clay target shooting event instead.
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USFWS steps up to protect Alaska’s predators

We have a huge cheer for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) final rule prohibiting Alaska from applying its “predator control” program to National Wildlife Refuge System lands in the state.

Massive Rise in Female Gun Owners? It's a Myth!

Why is the media insisting there is a rise in gun ownership among women when the hard facts prove otherwise? An article on the front page of a Connecticut newspaper recently claimed that “women (are) changing the face of gun ownership”, echoing other reports that have come out in the last few months about the supposed trend...

House Democrats Release Report Showing Trophy Hunting Does Not Aid Conservation

Just ahead of the one-year anniversary of the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe by a trophy hunter, House Democrats released a report today demonstrating that trophy hunting has done more harm than good in terms of conservation of threatened and endangered species, a position Friends of Animals has maintained for decades.

Tell the USFWS not to remove protections from the Yellowstone grizzly bear

Friends of Animals needs your help immediately to stop the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) from removing the grizzly bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem—Montana, Idaho and Wyoming—from the Federal Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.