Mon, 03/30/2020 - 22:32

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 20:58

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

A decade ago, a Humane Society of the United States's undercover investigation delved into the bizarre world of Joseph Maldonado-Passage (aka Joe Exotic) and his roadside zoo, GW Exotics. For years, Joe and his band of untrained workers kept hundreds of big cats and other wild animals in captivity in barren conditions, bred them to provide infant animals for public photo shoots and “play time” sessions, and even shot animals dead when they were of no use to him anymore.

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 22:24

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

At the G20 coronavirus meeting today, global leaders, including President Trump, brainstormed on ways to control the coronavirus pandemic that is now ravaging dozens of nations, leaving a vast trail of human casualties in its wake. But one thing that didn’t come up was the reason why we are in this predicament in the first place: the unchecked trade, transport and consumption of wildlife.

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 16:01

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 12:00

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 15:05

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

At the Safari Club International’s annual convention each year, wealth, privilege and power come together with a revolting goal: mowing down the world’s rarest and most beloved wildlife. This year’s event in Reno was no different. Trophy hunters heard speeches from guest of honor Donald Trump Jr. and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Director Aurelia Skipwith, shelled out tens of thousands of dollars to kill endangered rhinos, lions and polar bears, and kicked back to the music of the Beach Boys.

An undercover investigation at the Safari Club International convention reveals the sale of potentially illegal wildlife products, captive-bred lion hunts and displays of thousands of products made from giraffes, elephants, stingrays, kangaroos and more

An undercover investigation at the Safari Club International convention reveals the sale of potentially illegal wildlife products, captive-bred lion hunts and displays of thousands of products made from giraffes, elephants, stingrays, kangaroos and more

An undercover investigation at the Safari Club International convention reveals the sale of potentially illegal wildlife products, captive-bred lion hunts and displays of thousands of products made from giraffes, elephants, stingrays, kangaroos and more

Donald Trump Jr. was a speaker at the February 5 to 8 convention in Reno