“Cecil” the Lion “Cub” Killed by Hunter
In an emotional-laden article, Newsweek reported that the most
famous lion nobody had heard of until his death – Cecil – had
one of his “cubs” killed by a “trophy” hunter. The lion, nicknamed
“Xanda,” was collared and part of a University of Oxford study,
which was at least partially funded by hunters from Dallas Safari
Club. The lion “cub” was mature at six-years old, the hunt was
deemed ethical and legal by conservationists from the University
of Oxford’s zoology department.
The animal-rights group Direct Action Everywhere
swept through Florida protesting everything from fast
food to fishermen. Targets included patrons at Chick-fil-A
who were subject to protestors covered in fake blood and
wearing cow masks while being stabbed with fake knives.
Similarly, two men fishing from a pier were harassed by an entire
family who belonged to the group, including two young children,
for legally fishing. The harassment was caught on video and went
viral on social media. You can find it on our Facebook page.
Filmmaker, Wolf Advocates
Sue Over Hunter Protections
An official member of Wolf Patrol, an animal-rights organization
led by convicted felon Rodney Coronado, a Wisconsin newspaper editor
and a documentarian, sued Gov. Scott Walker, the Wisconsin Department
of Natural Resources, the department’s chief warden, the state’s attorney
general and a dozen district attorneys over protections offered hunters on
public land. According to the suit, Wisconsin Statute § 29.083 infringes on the
moviemaker’s ability to film Wolf Patrol’s “documenting” hunting activity of wolves.
Washington Wolf Pack Set for
The lethal removal of the Smackout wolf
pack in northeast Washington was authorized by the
state’s department of fish and wildlife. The purging of the
pack, one of 14 in a four-county area, was triggered by
its fourth confirmed attack on livestock within a 10-month period.
Removal option likely include shooting by state employees or
contractors from a helicopter and the ground, as well as trapping
(which was banned in the state as a recreational method of take
by the Humane Society of the United States in a 1996 ballot initia-
tive). Wolves in the northeast corner of the state are still protect-
ed by state endangered species laws.
July | August 2017
Vice President of Marketing
When it comes to using bait
for hunting, the animal-rights
movement paints a picture of the
- a lazy, trigger-happy
who uses unfair practices to lure
unsuspecting animals to slaughter.