The MSPCA-Angell opposes the hunting of animals for sport because it subjects animals to stress, suffering, injury, and/or death for the purpose of recreation.
Because of the suffering caused by hunting, the MSPCA-Angell does not condone its use as a wildlife management tool. The MSPCA-Angell recognizes that in some cases, as a last resort, humane or ecological considerations may necessitate killing wildlife. In those cases, this should be based on the best available science and be conducted by responsible officials, utilizing methods that are most likely to result in a humane death.
Therefore, the MSPCA-Angell will:
- educate the public about the ecological value of wildlife and the need for conservation and ecological stability of indigenous wild animal species.
- encourage and promote responsible wildlife management programs that ensure ethical stewardship of wildlife and the environment.