Lawsuit prompts shutdown of trophy hunters’ panel in Trump administration

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In 2019, after IWCC members pressed for the lifting of prohibitions on imports of elephant and lion trophies from Tanzania, the USFWS issued an import permit for a lion trophy from that country, the first since the species was listed as threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Photo by …

SeaWorld to End Orca Breeding Programme and Orca Shows by 2019

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Banner image courtesy of Banksy There has been a joint announcement between SeaWorld and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), that says SeaWorld has agreed to stop breeding captive killer whales. Therefore, we can assume no more orcas will be bred (by SeaWorld’s dubious methods) in the future. The last captive …