If pumas learn from the canine chase, pursuit without being killed might make them more elusive prey CHEYENNE, Wyoming––A new Wyoming state law meant to placate frustrated puma hunters who hunt with dogs might actually benefit pumas more. If, that is, the hunters and their dog packs obey the law. Wyoming governor Mark Gordon on […]
Would you shoot bison for scratching their butts on your house?
Bison leaving Yellowstone National Park looking for something to eat are shot in record numbers at the Montana border HELENA, Montana––With unusually heavy snow driving bison out of Yellowstone National Park into Montana in record numbers, and bison being killed in record numbers too for following their ancient migration route from the Rocky Mountains into […]
Caribbean tax shelter wants to kill 450 tiny vervet monkeys––why?
Technically not a banana republic, Sint Maarten acts like one PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten––Suddenly globally infamous for a scheme to exterminate an estimated 450 feral vervet monkeys, who have colonized the 16-square-mile Caribbean island nation for nearly 400 years, the former Dutch colony of Sint Maarten might be considered a banana republic. Sint Maarten does have […]
For Josh & Sarah Bowmar, it’s the fire next time they appear in court
Fined but no jail time in poaching-related plea bargain, truck-burning & cabin-burning cases still ahead OMAHA, Nebraska––Self-promoted online celebrity bowhunters and physical fitness gurus Josh and Sarah Bowmar on January 12, 2023 escaped jail time for misdemeanor conspiracy to violate the Lacey Act, which prohibits transportation of illegally obtained wildlife and wildlife parts across state […]
Did a deer hunter murder Goldie Smith? By accident, or was it a hit?
Killed by arrow in deer hunting stronghold, but in mid-town STEELTON, Pennsylvania––Imagine an avid archery deer hunter, a poacher actually, who spots a big buck in rut just before dawn on Chambers Hill, overlooking Steelton, Pennsylvania. Leaving his pickup truck, the archer follows the buck down into town through several cemeteries and/or the Dauphin Highlands […]
Cat-friendly Portland Audubon director Bob Sallinger retires
Fought against many schemes to kill one species to “help” another PORTLAND, Oregon––Few changings of the guard anticipated among animal advocacy leadership in 2023 may be felt more than the impending retirement of Bob Sallinger, 55, longtime public face of the 124-year-old Portland Audubon Society and a distinctly different voice from the stodgy, conventional […]
Alleged game farm money-laundering may oust South African president
Cyril Ramaphosa raised animals to hunt, purportedly had $580,000 stashed in his sofa, & was suspected of taking a bribe linked to $42 million scam by David Wills, former Humane Society of the U.S. exec doing life for child sex trafficking JOHANNESBURG––Win or lose a confidence vote at the African National Congress convention beginning on […]
Celebrity bowhunters Josh & Sarah Bowmar cop a plea
Claim victory despite accepting penalties totaling $138,000 OMAHA, Nebraska––Charged in July 2020 with six counts each of violating the Lacey Act, the U.S. federal law prohibiting interstate wildlife offenses, self-promoted online celebrity bowhunters and physical fitness gurus Josh and Sarah Bowmar for more than two years squawked defiance. (See Celebrity bowhunters Josh & Sarah Bowmar […]
“Bloody hell!” Elizabeth II set poor example on hunting, but loved her dogs
Corgis were almost certainly first to mourn LONDON, U.K.–– Queen Elizabeth II, 96, who ceremonially ruled the United Kingdom for 70 years and 214 days, died on September 8, 2022 at Balmoral Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, one of the three royal hunting estates. The others are the 20,000-acre Sandringham estate, in Norfolk, England, and Dalnadamph, a 6,700-acre […]
Former Safari Club International president convicted of killing his wife
Larry Rudolph & mistress Lori Milliron are now trophies of federal justice DENVER, Colorado––Former Safari Club International president Larry Rudolph, 67, and his longtime trophy-hunting girlfriend Lori Milliron, 64, were on August 1, 2022 convicted by jury in U.S. federal court of multiple charges associated with the October 11, 2016 murder of Rudolph’s wife, Bianca […]
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