Open letter to Secretary Zinke: The African Lion Conservation Community’s Response

Open letter to Secretary Zinke: The African Lion Conservation Community’s response to the South African Predator Association’s letter 29 November 2017 Attention Secretary Ryan Zinke Secretary of the Interior Department of the Interior 1849 C Street. N.W. Washington D.C 21240 United States of America OPEN LETTER TO SECRETARY ZINKE THE AFRICAN LION CONSERVATION COMMUNITY’S RESPONSE […]

United States – Trophy Hunting Elephants and Lions

Banner Image – “Sport hunting in Zimbabwe is big business” – Photograph by Barcroft Media/ Getty – “Is Trophy Hunting Helping Save African Elephants?” Adam Cruise, National Geographic, 17 November 2015 Note: Article updated: 18 and 20 November 2017 So, not unexpectedly, the United States has taken alarming and regressive steps that will further imperil […]

African leopard – Endangered Species

Banner image courtesy of animalplanetgallery.com Petition – “This is our chance to stop leopard trophy hunting and ban the U.S. import of leopard parts from Southern Africa.” In July 2016, the Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International, International Fund for Animal Welfare, the Center for Biological Diversity and The Fund for Animals filed a legal petition with […]

Lion Hunting Trophy Imports

Banner image – courtesy of Mwana  – Kanimambo Creations The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Service Director Dan Ashe has recently announced (20 October 2016) that the United States will no longer permit the import of lion trophies from captive hunts in South Africa. Melissa Bachman poses with the lion she ‘hunted’. Photo: […]