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  • Poaching

    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

    Fox

    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

  • May 18, 2015

    Reward Offered in Washington Sea Lion Shooting Death

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is investigating the death of a sea lion who was shot in the head on the Cowlitz River in Washington.

  • May 14, 2015

    $10,000 Reward to be Paid in Oregon Elk and Deer Poaching Cases

    The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust will award $10,000 to the Oregon tipsters who supplied critical information that led to the arrest and conviction of Austin Burkett for two 2014 poaching cases in Jackson County, Oregon.

  • May 7, 2015

    Pack Your Bags: 12 Places to See Amazing Wildlife

    From watching grizzly bears in Alaska to manatees in Florida, here are a dozen vacation destinations for memorable wildlife watching in the United States.

  • May 7, 2015

    $15,000 Reward in Collier County Endangered Florida Panther Killing

    The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust and the Center for Biological Diversity are offering $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for illegally shooting an endangered Florida panther.

  • April 29, 2015

    Reward Offered in Walla Walla Deer Thrill Killing

    The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the thrill killing of at least eight deer near the top of Spring Creek Road in the foothills of southeast Walla Walla County, Washington.

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