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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.

USFWS’ Barred Owl Removal Experiment Plan just got worse

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s heinous Barred Owl Removal Experiment that is underway in the Pacific Northwest, which Friends of Animals is challenging legally, just went from bad to worse.

South Carolina Proposes State-Funded Coyote Bounty Hunt

As if animal killing contests weren’t awful enough, there’s something particularly disturbing about a bounty hunt championed by a state’s legislative body.

CT Bear Bill Could Be First Step Towards Re-Introducing Statewide Hunt

We have growing concern over a new bill that was introduced in Connecticut this year involving the population of black bears in the state. On the surface,  HB 5315, seems like a decently acceptable bill as it advocates for punishing landowners who are feeding black bears...but a closer look reveals different motives.

NH Fish and Game approves bobcat hunting, trapping despite public outcry

Completely outrageous. We have a giant #jeer today for NH Fish and Game Commission which voted yesterday to approve a bobcat hunting proposal despite huge public outcry which generated over 5,000 overwhelmingly negative comments, including ones from Friends of Animals and many from our members.

Trophy Hunting is Not a Form of Conservation

It was just a few years ago that Friends of Animals’ public concerns about trophy-hunting being touted as a conservation tool were dismissed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.