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USFWS Expands Fishing and Hunting on 13 Wildlife Refuges

We have a huge jeer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which has decimated the meaning of “refuge” with its decision to expand fishing and hunting opportunities on 13 refuges throughout the service’s National Wildlife Refuge System. And to add insult to injury, the agency made the disgusting announcement yesterday on World Animal Day.

CITES Fails African Elephants

We are devastated to learn that all of Africa’s elephants have been denied the highest level of international protections during this year's meeting of the Convention in the Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) that’s been underway in Johannesburg, South Africa for the last two weeks.

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.