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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
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Bear baiting cruelly pits a tethered, often defenseless bear against packs of threatening dogs. Act Now
Wildlife Protection News
December 6, 2013
Obama Administration Praised for Slowing Down Ships, Protecting Endangered Whales from Deadly Strikes
The Obama administration has announced that it is permanently requiring certain ships to slow down in designated areas to protect critically endangered right whales. The regulatory move makes permanent the reduced speed limits that have been in place during a five-year trial period, and comes in response to a legal petition submitted by animal protection and wildlife conservation groups, and drew praise from The Humane Society of the United States.
December 4, 2013
“Maryland’s Fatal Attractions,” a report detailing inhumane and unsafe conditions at Maryland’s roadside zoos, uncovered an extreme lack of basic care and filthy conditions at facilities housing dangerous animals such as big cats, bears and primates. The Humane Society of the United States commissioned two experts—Mel Richardson, DVM, and Richard Farinato—representing more than 80 years of collective experience with captive animals to visit and evaluate three roadside zoos in Maryland: Catoctin Zoo in Thurmont, Plumpton Park Zoo in Rising Sun and Tri-State Zoo in Cumberland.
December 2, 2013
Melissa Bachman, host of NBC’s Winchester Deadly Passion, has sparked controversy by shooting and killing an African lion and then posting a photo where she posed and smiled while kneeling beside the carcass.
November 25, 2013
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 identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for illegally shooting four elk near Orofino and Weippe, Idaho .