The HSUS works to end the worst abuses in hunting and to maintain longstanding protections for animals where they already exist.
Every year hundreds of thousands of wild animals globally are killed solely to obtain a "prize" — that is, the heads, hides or pelts, and even whole stuffed animals — to hang on a wall, throw on the floor, or pose in a room. Trophy hunting is unethical, cruel, harmful and unsustainable. The concept that individuals kill remarkable and rare animals for recreation and trophies is no longer an acceptable practice to the large majority of Americans.
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Wildlife Protection News
February 8, 2016
U.S. Imported More than 1.2 Million Wildlife Trophies in Last Ten Years, Having Dire Impact on World's Wildlife
In the last ten years, American hunters have imported more than 1.2 million animals, more than 126,000 a year, as hunting trophies from across the world, according to a new report by Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States.
February 5, 2016
Skunks may be one of the first signs of spring in colder parts of the country.
February 3, 2016
Trophy hunters have killed approximately 29,000 lions in the U.S. in the last decade, according to a report, Cecil 2: Trophy Hunting America’s Lion, released today by The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International.
December 30, 2015
According to international trade data, American hunters comprise the vast majority of the clientele for South Africa’s notorious canned hunting operations for African lions.
December 16, 2015
Celebrities from film, television and music---such as Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Barbra Streisand and Kaley Cuoco---share their passion for animal advocacy.