Costa Rica Officially Bans Hunting as a Sport

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Back in October, lawmakers in Costa Rica made history by passing a reform to its Wildlife Conservation law banning hunting as a sport; the first in Latin America to pursue Read More The post Costa Rica Officially Bans Hunting as a Sport appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Another Effort to Ban Hunting with Lead Bullets

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You’d think it would be a no-brainer but sadly hunters are resistant to a lead-bullet ban. Over a hundred organizations have again petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to ban lead in hunting – a move opposed by many hunting groups. In California, where there is already a ban to protect released California Condors , the Ventana Wildlife Society is giving away non-lead ammunition with the hope that it will encourage hunters to follow the law.

The Nonessential Whooping Crane

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With the proposed hunting seasons on sandhill cranes being discussed in Tennessee, Kentucky and Wisconsin, we must not forget the whooping crane, which travels and winters in the big sandhill crane flocks. Hunting sandhill cranes in the Eastern flyway will put those 100 whooping cranes at even greater risk of being brought down by gunfire, hunter education courses and handy color brochures notwithstanding. More states will doubtless join the queue of those proposing hunts.

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