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February 1, 2017
An economic study released finds that trophy hunters have grossly overstated the contribution of big game hunting to eight African economies and that overall tourism in Africa dwarfs trophy hunting as a source of revenue.
January 31, 2017
Killing of 280 South African animals to raise more than US$1 million for American hunting group’s anti-wildlife agenda
The Safari Club International will auction off the killing of animals in South Africa, valued at more than US$1 million, which will go toward funding SCI, one of the world’s largest trophy hunting advocacy groups.
January 19, 2017
South Africa recommends annual 800 captive-bred lion skeleton export quota, ignoring global calls to shut down cruel captive lion breeding industry
HSI and Pippa Hankinson, producer of the film Blood Lions, decried the decision to allow the export of 800 captive-bred lion skeletons from South Africa.
November 14, 2016
McDonald’s South Africa announced plans to switch to 100 percent cage-free eggs in its supply chain by 2025—a move that will spare thousands of animals each year from life inside cramped cages.
October 3, 2016
CITES News: Rhinos saved from disastrous Swaziland proposal to legalise horn trade on same day African elephants lose out on CITES Appendix I protection
HSI applauded CITES Parties for defeating a proposal by Swaziland to sell existing stocks of rhinoceros horn and horn harvested from the 74 living rhinos in the country to licensed retailers in Asia. The rhino news followed a devastatingly disappointing decision to reject the up-listing of all African elephants to Appendix I despite a clear conservation need.