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Maine is the only state that still allows the unsporting practice of bear trapping. Bears are often left suffering in the painful trap for hours before they are shot. If you live in Maine, show your support for the Bear Protection Act, which would end this abuse.Learn More
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Poachers may kill at least as many animals each year as legal hunters do, and these criminals don't care whether they hunt in season or kill endangered animals. Learn More
Dogs are judged on how they chase down fenced-in foxes and coyotes. Pens are a new game of suffering that should be shut down. Learn More
In captive hunts, shooters pay to kill animals trapped behind fences. What's "fair chase" about that? Learn More
Bear baiting cruelly pits a tethered, often defenseless bear against packs of threatening dogs. Act Now
Wildlife Protection News
May 21, 2013
Animal Advocates Encouraged by Progress for Shark Fin Ban in Texas Legislature, Vow Future Efforts after Bill Dies in Senate
Statement from The HSUS vowing future efforts to ban shark fin products in Texas after bill dies in the Senate.
May 16, 2013
California State Assembly Passes Groundbreaking Legislation to Require the Use of Non-Lead Ammunition in Hunting
Important legislation requiring the use of non-lead ammunition for hunting today passed the California State Assembly by a wide margin.
May 14, 2013
A roadside zoo in Mississippi has lost its exhibitor license after 43 years. The U.S. Department of Agriculture revoked the license following an undercover investigation and legal complaints to state and federal officials by The Humane Society of the United States.
May 9, 2013
Gov. Rick Snyder signed into a law a bill that nullifies the voice of voters in deciding whether the state’s fragile and declining wolf population can be designated as a game species for hunting and trapping.