Are there wildlife organizations that I should be concerned about supporting?

You may be unaware that some large “conservation” or “wildlife” organizations actually support hunting and trapping. Although their names and literature may suggest that they protect animals and/or habitats, they often regard animals as resources to be harvested or pests to be eliminated.
U.S. hunters and trappers kill millions of animals every year and leave many others wounded and dying. Hunting disrupts natural wildlife populations and actually stimulates reproduction rates. Programs designed to preserve habitat or reduce the numbers of “overpopulated” animals are often funded by groups that wish to encourage excessive breeding to ensure a supply of “game” animals to hunt.

For more information about hunting, please read through PETA’s “Why Sport Hunting Is Cruel and Unnecessary” factsheet.

Below is a partial list of organizations that support the use of hunting, trapping, and/or fishing for “sport” and/or “wildlife management.” If you oppose those activities, please let these groups know how you feel:

African Wildlife Foundation
1400 16th St. N.W., Ste. 120
Washington, DC 20036

American Forests
P.O. Box 2000
Washington, DC 20013

American Wildlife Foundation
P.O. Box 1246
Molalla, OR 97038

Boone & Crockett Club
250 Station Dr.
Missoula, MT 59801

The Conservation Alliance
Casey Sheahan
Kelty Pack, Inc.
6235 Lookout Rd.
Boulder, CO 80301

Defenders of Wildlife
1130 17th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20030

Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
One Waterfowl Way
Memphis, TN 38120

International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
444 N. Capitol St. N.W., Ste. 544
Washington, DC 20001

Izaak Walton League of America
707 Conservation Ln.
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation
P.O. Box 9
Dundee, IL 60118

National Audubon Society
700 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
1120 Connecticut Ave. N.W. Ste. 900
Washington, DC 20036
National Wildlife Federation
11100 Wildlife Center Dr.
Reston, VA 20190-5362
The Nature Conservancy
4245 N. Fairfax Dr., Ste. 100
Arlington, VA 22203-1606
Outdoor Writers Association of America
121 Hickory St., Ste. 1
Missoula, MT 59801

Safari Club International
4800 W. Gates Pass Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85745-9490

The Sierra Club
85 Second St., 2nd Fl.
San Francisco, CA 94105
U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance
(formerly Wildlife Legislative Fund of America)
801 Kingsmill Pkwy.
Columbus, OH 43229

The Wilderness Society
1615 M St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Wildlife Conservation Fund of America
The Conservation Fund
1800 N. Kent St., Ste. 1120
Arlington, VA 22209-2156

The Wildlife Conservation Society
2300 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, NY 10460

Wildlife Forever
2700 Freeway Blvd.
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Windstar Wildlife Institute
10072 Vista Ct.
Myersville, MD 21773

The Wildlife Management Institute
1146 19th St.

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