- Wildlife for the Sake of Wildlife, and Wildlife Watching
Wildlife Watch wholeheartedly supports the preservation and non-consumptive
enjoyment of wildlife. The number of people who enjoy observing
wildlife in their native habitats is growing steadily, and already
dwarfs both the number of hunters and the annual expenditures in
hunting activities; see this article.
Unfortunately, the gun lobby and hunting interests are deeply
entrenched and are heavily-funded special interest groups with an
unbalanced influence on state and federal government and agencies.
Our goals include taking back the rights for the majority of Americans
to enjoy wildlife without being shot at or harassed by hunters.
See also our parent site, WildWatch.org
- Hunter Harassment
Many laws purported to "prevent the harassment of hunters" wind
up being used to harass, oppress, and restrict the rights of others. The
goal of C.A.S.H.'s Hunter Harassment campaign is to prevent citizens'
rights from being violated by sport hunters, and eventually repeal
these misguided laws altogether.
One example is this case of first amendment
rights violations via
the enforcement of harassment law.
Who's Harassing Who? (2004)
We maintain a database of Harassment
by Hunters to document the
scope and seriousness of this problem.
Three victims of the hunter harassment laws tell their stories.
Watch the videos here.
- Bait and Shoot Prevention
"Bait and Shoot" is one of the widespread abuses of wildlife
in sport hunting, where animals are lured into the hunters' sites with
food and then mercilessly slaughtered. Some bait & shoot programs
even sanctioned or planned by local governments as a "animal management"
tool; our goal is to eliminate bait & shoot as a needless and cruel
Errant bullet hits house during bait
& shoot (2005)
Bait & shoot in Western New York (2005)
- Laws against Trapping
C.A.S.H. is working to ban or restrict the dangerous practices of trapping,
both for the sake of the wildlife that suffer and die in these traps,
but also the harm done to humans, pets and "non target" species. Here
are some of our articles on the subject:
Time to End a Twisted Tradition
Illegal trap kills pet near popular
Death of Sadie leads to anti-trapping
Presentation given in Woodstock (2004)
Stop the proposed Trapping Stamp (2003)