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
June 24, 2016
Tanzania urged to rescind hunting concession to Green Mile, a company accused of reckless, atrocious animal abuses
In a letter sent today to Tanzanian President John Magufuli, The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International strongly urged the government to rescind its decision to grant a hunting concession to Green Mile Company Limited, an operator previously expelled from the country for appalling and abusive killing of wildlife.
June 23, 2016
The Humane Society of the United States and 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 killing wolf pups after removing them from their den in Kootenai County, Idaho.
June 22, 2016
Legislation aimed at repealing New York’s decades-long ban on cruel snare traps, including the “relaxing” lock, neck snare, has died in the state legislature.
June 13, 2016
In advance of the release of Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory, animal protection and conservation groups today urged consumers not to buy fish like Dory, a blue tang, or other wild-caught fish as pets for home aquariums.
June 6, 2016
Enjoy the shade of trees this summer and have fun looking up at the birds, squirrels and other animals who rely on trees. Trees are important to people, animals and our planet.