Hunting or Trapping


RSPCA: Poll Reveals Hunting With Dogs is Not Humane or Acceptable

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This survey commissioned by the RSPCA explores the attitudes of British citizens toward the practice of hunting using a pack of dogs. The majority of people consider this practice to be out of date with modern times.

Year Four of HRC's Animal Tracker Launching Soon

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We're getting ready to launch year four of HRC's Animal Tracker annual survey of the public opinion and behavior of adults in the U.S. This year's survey, which will field in March, addresses specific behaviors that people change (or not) due to their concern for animals, perceived importance of humane education, and support for various advocacy tactics. We asked the exact same questions in 2008 and will be able to analyze changes over time. When the results are available in April, we’ll also refresh the Animal Tracker graphing tool that we launched in 2010.'s Most Popular (and Important) Items of 2010

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2010 was the biggest year yet for, with more users and more research content to help advocates help animals. The website is the Humane Research Council's primary means of sharing new research and we're excited to see that so many of you are making use of and finding it valuable in your work for animals!

Humane State Rankings 2010

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The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) released its second annual Humane State Ranking, a report rating all 50 states on a range of animal protection laws involving companion animals, animal cruelty and fighting, wildlife, animals and research, horses, and farm animals. The top ranking states in the 2010 survey includes California, New Jersey, Colorado, Main, and Massachusetts.

Britons Call for Hunting Ban; Americans and Canadians Reject It

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According to the results of a 2010 Angus Reid poll, people in Britain are more alarmed about animal cruelty than those in the United States and Canada. Specific findings with respect to animals used for fur, hunting, food, and entertainment are included in this report.

Study: Crossbow Users Aren't Newbies

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This 2009 survey of new crossbow hunters explores the previous hunting experience of respondents and finds that contrary to popular belief, many new crossbow hunters have previous bow-hunting experience.

Alaska Residents' Attitudes Toward Predator Management Statewide and in Unit 13

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To develop a workable management plan for Unit 13, a southcentral area of Alaska, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) initiated a survey of public attitudes toward predator management in the area.

Hunting and Conservation Organization Survey Results

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A survey conducted by University of Wisconsin researchers finds that the most frequently cited motivation for hunters in Wisconsin are spending time outdoors (98%) and being close to nature (92%), which represents a shift away from the achievement-oriented motivations identified in previous surveys.

Promoting Hunter Recruitment and Retention

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Produced by the University of Wisconsin for the Hunters Network, this brochure provides an overview of the hunting industry in Wisconsin and presents strategies on how to preserve and promote this activity, due to the high economic contributions made to the state through hunting.

Reduced to Skin and Bones: An Analysis of Tiger Seizures From 11 Tiger Range Countries

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Over the last decade, parts of between 1,069 and 1,220 tigers have been seized in 11 of the 13 tiger range countries, according to TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. This data represents seizures of approximately 104 to 119 tigers per year.

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