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Grizzly trophy-hunting is at the heart of a ferocious debate in North America. (Shutterstock)

Fierce debate roars to life over grizzly bear hunt

A bitter debate has erupted over the British Columbia government's recent decision to end grizzly bear trophy hunting. Here are the pros and cons of stopping the hunt.
Coyote at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Colorado. USFWS/Flickr

Why killing coyotes doesn’t make livestock safer

The US Department of Agriculture kills thousands of predators yearly, mainly for attacking livestock. A conservation biologist explains why this policy is ineffective and ecologically harmful.
Three generations of a Wisconsin family with a nine-point buck. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources/Flickr

Is hunting moral? A philosopher unpacks the question

What place does hunting have in our urbanized society? Is it acceptable to kill for fun? For conservation? Philosophy doesn't have all the answers, but it can help us understand opposing views.
Fallow deer are on the rise. Fallow deer image from www.shutterstock.com

Oh deer: a tricky conservation problem for Tasmania

There are now six species roaming wild, and their numbers are increasing dramatically as their population expands and through human action. As they spread, they raise uncomfortable issues for conservation.
Stuffed animals left by protesters block the doorway of River Bluff Dental clinic in Bloomington, Minnesota. Dentist Walter James Palmer, an American hunter, has been accused of killing the lion without a permit after paying $50,000 to two people who lured it out of Hwange National Park. Reuters/David Bailey

Cecil the lion was a victim of deep-rooted and persistent arrogance towards wildlife

The fact that people are still travelling thousands of miles to kill exotic animals and bring back trophies shows deeply rooted cultural problems in Western societies.
US TV presenter Melissa Bachman takes advantage of canned hunting regulations in South Africa. Melissa Bachman/Instagram

Hunting in Africa: to ban or not to ban is the question

Hunting is a major source of controversy on the African continent. Many nations have strict laws against hunting while others see it as an opportunity to make money.

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