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Book: Cecil the Lion's Death Marked by 'Incredible Cruelty'

Andrew Loveridge writes death was far from instantaneous

(Newser) - When Cecil the lion was killed in July 2015, animal lovers around the world mourned . Andrew Loveridge had a heightened reason to be distraught: The Oxford University researcher had spent eight years studying the animal in northwestern Zimbabwe, and he's now sharing what the Washington Post calls the "... More »

British Columbia Just Outlawed a Certain Type of Hunting

Province says public sentiment has shifted against 'trophy' hunting for grizzly bears

(Newser) - The government of British Columbia has some good news and bad news for grizzly bears in the Canadian province: The good news is that hunters will no longer be able to kill them for sport. The bad news is that hunters will still be able to kill them for meat.... More »

Primate Study Finds It's 'Worse Than We Thought'

75% are in decline, 60% at risk of extinction

(Newser) - "It's worse than we thought 10 years ago," a researcher says following a "landmark" study on the world's primates that found many could go extinct in the next 50 years. Primatologists studied every primate species—all 504 of them—and found 75% are in decline,... More »

Facebook Post Dooms 'Serial Wildlife Killers'

3 hunters caught in Nevada

(Newser) - Three men convicted in a state court of illegal hunting in Nevada—a lot of illegal hunting—might have gotten away with it had they not kept boasting about their kills on Facebook, reports the Reno Gazette-Journal . Instead, wildlife officials eventually stumbled upon a photo of deer shot out of... More »

Ted Nugent Fined $10K Over 'Crazy' Hunting Law

He exceeded bear hunt quota on 2009 Alaska trip

(Newser) - More gun fun with the Motor City Madman. Ted Nugent has agreed to a $10,000 fine for illegally shooting and transporting a black bear in Alaska in 2009, according to a plea he signed with prosecutors there, reports the Anchorage Daily News . In addition to the fine, Nugent will... More »

32 Bison Shot to Death in Colorado

State authorities investigating possibly illegal hunt

(Newser) - Hunters shot to death more than 30 bison on a Colorado ranch, and state authorities are  investigating whether they had the right to do so, the Denver Post reports. It's legal in the state to hunt bison on private land with the owner's permission, but the scope of the carnage... More »

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