February 5, 2014
The Indiana Senate shot down legislation that would legalize captive hunting operations. S.B. 404 would have allowed privately-owned facilities to stock deer and elk for trophy-seekers, letting them pay to shoot the semi-tame animals trapped in enclosures for guaranteed kills.
January 2, 2014
The National Park Service will resume using sharpshooters to cull deer at Rock Creek Park. The NPS has not released specific details about the timeline – only that sharpshooters will kill deer at night through the end of March, and that drivers may encounter temporary road closures during that time.
December 18, 2013
When an animal is endangered or threatened with extinction, it is placed on the endangered species list. Meet three species—black-footed ferrets, American crocodiles, and bluebirds—who who were saved from extinction.
December 11, 2013
Insecticide-doused plants from major retailers harm bees and other animals. Prevent pollinator poisonings by growing plants from seed.
October 29, 2013
Es la temporada de Halloween. Incluso si usted es adulto, es probable que este día especial le produzca un cosquilleo de felicidad, pero para las mascotas puede resultar verdaderamente pavoroso.
October 23, 2013
For pets, trick or treating and costumes are more stressful than fun, so follow our tips to keep them safe and happy this Halloween while you indulge your inner ghoul.
October 11, 2013
Six bears who had been used in “bear baying” competitions arrived safely at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keensburg, Colo. this week. The move comes as the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has publicly stated that they will not issue any new permits for the private possession of black bears, putting an end to this cruel practice.
October 4, 2013
The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center is fundraising for a brand new, state-of-the-art aviary to enhance its rehabilitation efforts. Your donation helps the Center rescue, rehabilitate, and release more animals.
October 1, 2013
After 47 days in the field, 227 threatened gopher tortoises have been spared an inhumane death and 28 gopher tortoise eggs have been saved from a development site in Apopka, Fla. The Humane Society of the United States, Nokuse Plantation, D.R. Horton and Bio-Tech Consulting teamed up to rescue the tortoises and eggs from the Rock Springs Ridge subdivision before relocating them to a permanent home at Nokuse Plantation, a nature preserve in Walton County. The eggs started hatching on Sept. 6.
September 26, 2013
After a near-fatal collision with a motorcycle, a pregnant raccoon was rescued and received lifesaving surgery at South Florida Wildlife Center. She was released in time to give birth to her babies in the wild.