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The HSUS works to end the worst abuses in hunting and to maintain longstanding protections for animals where they already exist.
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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. Learn more
Spent lead ammunition painfully poisons and kills millions of animals every year after animals forage in heavily hunted areas or eat lead-laced carcasses left behind by hunters. Learn more
Wildlife Protection News
October 2, 2015
Baby eastern screech owls rescued after their nest is destroyed are successfully renested by staffers at South Florida Wildlife Center.
September 24, 2015
The Humane Society of the United States Awards $20,000 Grant to Local Group for Deer Fertility Control Research Project
The Humane Society of the United States awarded a grant of $20,000 to CliftonDeer.org in support of its non-lethal deer sterilization program.
September 18, 2015
Cougar Advocates File Appeal to Reverse Undemocratic, Arbitrary Quota Increase by Wildlife Commission
In response to dramatic increases in cougar hunting quotas, eight organizations and a wildlife research scientist have submitted an administrative appeal to Gov. Jay Inslee to return cougar hunting quotas to scientifically justifiable levels. The petitioners include The Humane Society of the United States, Center for Biological Diversity, Mountain Lion Foundation, Wolf Haven International, The Cougar Fund, The Lands Council, Predator Defense, Kettle Range Conservation Group and Gary Koehler, Ph.D., a former research scientist with the WA Dept. of Fish and Game.
September 17, 2015
An audit of the controversial Wildlife Services predator control program failed to provide any recommendations to address a series of documented problems regarding the program’s lack of transparency, overutilization of lethal methods and wasteful spending. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., former Rep. John Campbell, R-Calif., and Sen. (then-Rep.) Gary Peters, D-Mich., had questioned the program’s wildlife damage management activities and requested that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Inspector General investigate.
September 12, 2015
Kangaroos Win Protection, As HSUS Stymies Late Maneuver in California Legislature to Allow Imports of Skins for Shoes
It was an extraordinarily successful session for animal protection in California, with the capstone being defeat of a maneuver by the government of Australia to repeal a decades-old ban, set to resume in January, on the trade in kangaroos skins and meat.