Wildlife Scapegoats


Zoocheck works to counter the systematic, non-scientific, politically-driven persecution of wild animals under the guise of wildlife management.

Wildlife Scapegoats:  Wild animals that are erroneously blamed for one or more real or perceived problems (usually environmental) or that are considered a nuisance, problematic or in competition with personal or business interests/activities and who are persecuted as a result.

The list of animals who have been scapegoated, either currently or in the past, include bald eagles, loons, cormorants, magpies, bobolinks, beavers, squirrels, deer, bison, horses, burros, coyotes, wolves and bears, to name just a few.


Current Zoocheck Campaigns 

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Double-crested Cormorants 

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Wild Horses