July 2, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States Applauds California Assembly Committee’s Passage of Legislation to Prohibit Bear and Bobcat Hounding
The HSUS applauds the California Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee for voting 8 to 4 to pass Senate Bill 1221, sponsored by Senator Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, to enact a moratorium on the inhumane and unsporting practice of bear and bobcat hounding.
June 26, 2012
The following is a statement from Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The HSUS, on the consideration of Senate Bill 1221 to prohibit inhumane bear and bobcat hounding, by the Assembly Water, Wildlife and Parks Committee.
June 25, 2012
More than 110 California veterinarians have joined the HSVMA in calling for an end to the inhumane practice of hounding bears and bobcats.
June 12, 2012
Department of Fish and Game Law Enforcement Reports Show Shocking Volume of Wildlife Crime in California
The HSUS conducted an analysis of California Department of Fish and Game law enforcement reports from 2007-2012 and found more than 500 incidents related to illegal hounding activities and bear and bobcat poaching.
May 25, 2012
Despite pressure from the National Rifle Assn. and the hunting lobby, California’s Fish and Game Commission elected not to take a formal position on Senate Bill 1221—legislation that would prohibit the cruel, unsporting practice of using of dogs to hunt bears and bobcats.
May 22, 2012
The HSUS applauds the California Senate for voting 22 to 15 to end the inhumane and unsporting practices of using dogs to hunt down bear and bobcats – a practice known as “hounding.”
April 24, 2012
The HSUS applauds the California Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water for voting 5 to 3 to advance legislation which would prohibit the inhumane and unsporting practices of bear and bobcat hounding.
April 20, 2012
Research on Hound Hunting Commissioned by The Humane Society of the United States Confirms Harmful Consequences for Many Wildlife Species
New scientific findings by a leading conservation biologist support a ban on hound hunting of black bears and bobcats. Rick Hopkins, principal and senior conservation biologist for one of California’s foremost ecological consulting firms, shared his findings in a letter to Sen. Ted Lieu, D- Torrance, who recently introduced Senate Bill 1221 to prohibit the practice in California.
August 11, 2011
The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center gets an injured two-year-old bobcat on track for release back into the wild.
April 14, 2011
Meet JoAnn Nichols, whose company, Into the Wild, uses humane methods to evict unwanted wild animals.
December 14, 2010
President Obama’s bipartisan deficit-reduction commission is making recommendations for reducing the deficit, and here at The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund we are proposing a few cost-cutting measures for lawmakers to consider in getting the country’s budget back on track.
October 20, 2010
The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust has received a donation of a 154-acre conservation easement in Ashland, Ore.
August 26, 2010
When it comes to back to school shopping, it’s still "buyer beware" when it comes to fur trim. Use our guide for fur-free shopping.
March 12, 2010
At the meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, HSI urges nations to support proposals to increase or retain protection for species threatened by international commercial trade.