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  • Poaching


    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

  • Fox pens


    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

  • Captive hunts

    Captive Shoots

    In captive hunts, shooters pay to kill animals trapped behind fences. What's "fair chase" about that? Learn More

  • Bear baiting

    Bear Baiting

    Bear baiting cruelly pits a tethered, often defenseless bear against packs of threatening dogs. Learn more

  • Lead ammunition

    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

  • January 27, 2015

    Groups Petition to Reclassify Gray Wolves to Threatened Status under Endangered Species Act

    Animal protection and conservation organizations petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reclassify gray wolves under the Endangered Species Act as threatened throughout the contiguous United States, with the exception of the Mexican gray wolf which remains listed as endangered.

  • January 27, 2015

    $7,500 Reward Offered for Bald Eagle Shot in Arkansas

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are seeking information about the shooting of a bald eagle, who was found on the Arkansas River in Logan County, Arkansas.

  • January 22, 2015

    Undercover Investigations Reveal Abuse of Tiger Cubs at Roadside Zoos

    Results from two undercover investigations at roadside zoos revealed inhumane treatment of tiger cubs exploited for photographic opportunities, indiscriminate breeding of tigers, rampant trade in cubs for public handling and dumping of the cubs once they were no longer profitable. The Humane Society of the United States conducted the investigations at Tiger Safari in Oklahoma and Natural Bridge Zoo in Virginia.

  • January 14, 2015

    Reward to be Paid in Washington Moose and Deer Poaching Case

    The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust will award $2,500 to the Washington resident who provided critical information that led to the arrest and conviction of Donald S. Gilbrech for a 2012 poaching case in Beacon Hill near Spokane Valley, Washington.

  • January 12, 2015

    Illinois Governor Quinn Vetoes Bobcat Hunting Bill

    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed House Bill 4226, which would have legalized bobcat hunting and trapping in the state.

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