A trophy hunter kills a beloved Yellowstone wolf, even as attacks on wolves in Congress intensify

Killing wolves has consequences, not just for the animals but also for a majority of Americans and wildlife watchers who would rather enjoy the beauty of a living wolf than a dead trophy on the wall. Photo by Alamy

The disturbing trophy killing of an iconic wolf from Yellowstone National Park is a grim reminder that American carnivores are under serious threat, with the states they live in doing precious little to protect them and the U.S. House voting just this month to strip . . . 

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HSUS, HSI and partners sue U.S. over failure to protect giraffes

The United States is the largest importer of giraffe trophies, and American trophy hunters import an average of more than one giraffe per day. Photo by Michelle Riley/The HSUS

Giraffes are in desperate need of protection. There are fewer giraffes than elephants now in the wild, and if we are to protect these gentle and beautiful animals from going extinct, we need to act fast to keep them out of the sights of trophy . . . 

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U.S. should impose trade sanctions against China for lifting ban on tiger and rhino parts trade

China’s retrogressive move to allow the sale of tiger and rhino parts for “medicinal use” opens up a legal market for the sale of these products, at a time when both tigers and rhinos are hovering on the brink of extinction. Photo by Alamy

China has sent out conflicting messages over the past few weeks over its decision to lift a 1993 ban on the sale of tiger bones and rhino horns for medicinal use. Last month, its government formally rescinded the ban, and then earlier this week, a . . . 

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