Fri, 09/18/2020 - 17:19

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

An Indiana roadside zoo whose owner’s federal license was revoked for numerous violations of the Animal Welfare Act, including beating a leopard to death with a baseball bat and swinging monkeys around by their tails, has closed its doors. The animals are being moved to facilities where they will hopefully receive better care.

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 21:09

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

Since 2017, U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan has introduced a bill that would undermine America’s war on ivory trafficking by hindering the ability of states to create laws fighting this illegal trade. The full Senate did not consider the bill the last time, and more Americans than ever before now emphatically oppose ivory trafficking, but Sen. Sullivan apparently failed to get the message.

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 20:32

Tue, 09/01/2020 - 21:41

Tue, 08/25/2020 - 19:02

Wed, 08/19/2020 - 21:03

Mon, 08/17/2020 - 22:19

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 16:23

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

We’ve never cared for the cheap, lurid television programming tied to Shark Week, preferring to join with other groups and media outlets in a celebration of this apex species found in all of the world’s oceans and even sometimes in rivers. Sharks are part of an incredibly diverse taxon, a cluster of nearly 500 related species in urgent need of our attention and energy. We must do all that we can to better protect these vitally important marine creatures, and there’s still time to make a difference. 

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 17:42

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

Today, on World Lion Day, we celebrate lions as an iconic wild cat species, and we recommit to our campaigns to halt their exploitation and destruction in the United States and abroad. We are giving it all we’ve got. 

In the wild, of course, this iconic species is among the most imperiled of all with as few as 20,000 left in range nations.