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The Insidiousness of Trophy Hunting

For most of us, killing—however indirectly—is a normal part of our existence. But killing for food is a world apart from killing for sport, and there is no place for the latter in a healthy world.

Even vegans kill. They rip living organisms from the ground and consume them, every day contributing to the slaughter of innocent spinach and kale plants so that their human bodies might survive.

Who can blame them? It's a biological fact of life that all living creatures must consume to live, and food that fuels all of us above microscopic size must be organic in nature. For humans, that means choosing…

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 The Insidiousness of Trophy Hunting

For most of us, killing—however indirectly—is a normal part of our existence. But killing for food is a world apart from killing for sport, and there is no place for the latter in a healthy world.

Animal Welfare Institute

Since 1951, the Animal Welfare Institute has been dedicated to reducing animal suffering caused by people. We seek better treatment of animals everywhere - in the laboratory, on the farm, in commerce, at home, and in the wild.

Best Friends

National animal welfare organization working to end the killing in America's shelters. Together, we will Save Them All.

Defenders of Wildlife

Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities.

Friends of Animals

Friends of Animals is a non-profit, international animal advocacy organization, incorporated in the state of New York since 1957. Friends of Animals works to cultivate a respectful view of nonhuman animals, free-living and domestic. Our goal is to free animals from cruelty and institutionalized exploitation around the world.

Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

Helping the hungry by rescuing and donating leftover food to homeless shelters.

Sea Shepherd

Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.

United for Wildlife

United for Wildlife was created by The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. Led by the Duke of Cambridge our campaign unites the world’s leading wildlife charities under a common purpose; to create a global movement for change.

WildEarth Guardians

WildEarth Guardians protects and restores the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and health of the American West.

Wildlife Alliance

Since Wildlife Alliance began its life in 1994 as the Global Survival Network, the organization has worked with local governments, communities, and other non-governmental organizations to implement cutting-edge conservation programs in Southeast Asia, Russia, South America, and the Western Pacific. These programs aim to protect the rainforest, preserve the watershed, and stop the illegal wildlife trade through direct action on the ground.

Wildlife Conservation Network

WCN’s mission is to protect endangered species and preserve their natural habitats by supporting entrepreneurial conservationists who pursue innovative strategies for people and wildlife to co-exist and thrive.

World Animal Protection

Our vision is a world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty has ended - together we can move the world for animals.

World Wildlife Fund

Our mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.

African Wildlife Foundation

The African Wildlife Foundation, together with the people of Africa, works to ensure the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever.

American Humane Association

The mission of American Humane Association is to ensure the welfare, wellness and well-being of children and animals, and to unleash the full potential of the bond between humans and animals to the mutual benefit of both.

Animal Rescue Alliance

THE ANIMAL RESCUE ALLIANCE (TARA) is a 501(c)3 no-kill rescue and sanctuary located in Chatsworth, CA. We offer a cage-free haven to abused and abandoned cats, dogs and farm animals, including goats, horses, donkeys, geese and even parrots! Whether you are interested in adopting a new companion, volunteering to be a friend to a homeless animal at our ranch, or helping with a donation, we welcome you!

D.E.L.T.A. Rescue

Dedication & Everlasting Love to Animals, also known as D.E.L.T.A. Rescue is the largest “No Kill, Care-for-Life,” Sanctuary of its kind in the world.

Endangered Species International

Endangered Species International is strongly committed to reversing the trend of human-induced species extinction, saving endangered animals, and preserving wild places!

Feeding Pets of the Homeless

Feeding Pets of the Homeless is the only national animal organization focused on feeding and providing emergency care to pets of homeless people.

Gorilla Doctors

Gorilla Doctors is dedicated to saving the mountain and eastern lowland (Grauer’s) gorilla species one gorilla patient at a time. Our international veterinary team provides hands-on medical care to ill and injured mountain and Grauer’s gorillas living in the national parks of Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Humane Farming Association

HFA's goals are to protect farm animals from cruelty and abuse, to protect the public from the misuse of antibiotics, hormones, and other chemicals used on factory farms, and to protect the environment from the impacts of industrialized animal factories.

International Fund for Animal Welfare

IFAW believes in the intrinsic value of animals and that we have a responsibility to protect them from suffering and unnecessary exploitation.

Lion Guardians

Wildlife conservation has traditionally focused on wildlife, not people. At Lion Guardians, we take the opposite approach. For almost a decade we have worked with local communities to protect lions by blending traditional knowledge and values with science. The result is a model that is locally appropriate, community-owned and scientifically-backed.

One Green Planet

Our goal is to help create a world where we eat delicious food and use amazing products that provide us with maximum benefit and have minimum impact on the planet.


Panthera's mission is to ensure the future of wild cats through scientific leadership and global conservation action.

Performing Animal Welfare Society

PAWS is a champion for animals—rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife, sheltering and adopting homeless cats and dogs, and educating people to make a better world for animals and people.


PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds, and other “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals.

PetSmart Charities

Our goal is to find a lifelong, loving home for every pet.

Save the Manatee Club

Our mission is to protect endangered manatees and their aquatic habitat for future generations.

The Marine Mammal Center

Our mission is to expand knowledge about marine mammals—their health and that of their ocean environment—and to inspire their global conservation. Our core work is the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured marine mammals, supported by state-of-the-art animal care and research facilities, a corps of dedicated volunteers, and an engaged community.


An Oxford First! Founded in 1986, WildCRU was the first university-based conservation research unit in Europe. Today we are recognised as a world leader in our field.

Wildlife Conservation Society

WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature.

World Land Trust

World Land Trust (WLT) is an international conservation charity, which protects the world’s most biologically important and threatened habitats acre by acre. Since its foundation in 1989, WLT has funded partner organisations around the world to create reserves, and give permanent protection to habitats and wildlife.

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