Published 12/10 by The Arizona Republic
News broke recently that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would allow African elephants and lions to be killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia by American trophy hunters and their heads and hides brought back home to the United States. The agency’s announcement was met with an overwhelming flood of criticism from across the social and political spectrum. The most important critic is President Trump himself.
Published 11/07/17 in azdailysun.com by Kim Crumbo
Mountain lions are hunted, not for food, but for trophy, that is either for fun or to display of body parts as a rug or wall ornament. Recent research demonstrates that twenty-four percent of Arizona’s population enjoys wildlife watching. Only three percent hunt.
Published 11/26/17 by Purr and Roar
The time has come to make the move towards ending hunting and trapping of mountain lions and all wildcats.
Published 11/25/17 by Tim Steller on tucson.com
We’re likely to hash out this debate next year in Arizona, as the Humane Society backs a proposed ballot initiative to ban all hunting of wild cats, including mountain lions and bobcats. But for now, it’s taking place in the African context, with a Tucson twist.
Published 11/14/17 by The Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection
The Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection has formally endorsed a new ballot initiative that seeks to ban trophy hunting of wild cats in Arizona, specifically mountain lions, bobcats, jaguars, ocelots, and lynx.
Published 10/23/17 in tucson.com by Bettina Hansen
I learned that there’s an effort to ban wild cat trophy hunting and trapping on the Nov. 2018 ballot — and it’s not just to protect mountain lions. If this passes, bobcats will also be spared from cruel and painful traps, and protections for jaguars, ocelots and lynx will become codified.
Published 10/23/17 in tucson.com by Kim Flaherty
As Gucci and other major brands go fur-free, it is becoming more apparent that fur — and the cruelty to animals it causes — has no place in modern fashion. Yet every year, thousands of Arizona’s bobcats struggle to free themselves from steel jawed leghold traps, body-gripping traps, and snares on private land, and from cage traps on public land.
Published 10/16/17 in News 4 Tucson by Sam Salzwedel
TUCSON – An organization has launched a campaign to ban hunting wild cats.
A ballot initiative would end bobcat and mountain lion hunting in Arizona. Nancy Young Wright is volunteering on the campaign.
Published 10/15/17 in tucson.com by Douglas Kreutz
An estimate from March says as many as 85 bighorns may be in the Catalinas, but that number has not been confirmed.
Bighorn sheep appear to be enduring in the Catalina Mountains today — four years after efforts began to re-establish a herd in the range, state wildlife officials say.
Published 10/15/17 in NPR Morning Edition by Nell Greenfieldboyce
Supposedly solitary pumas actually hang out with their fellow big cats quite often, frequently coming together and hissing and snarling before settling down to share a delicious elk carcass.