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
April 20, 2017
Montana media outlets have reported that Greg Gianforte announced he would take Donald Trump Jr. on a hunting excursion to shoot Black-tailed prairie dogs in Montana.
April 19, 2017
In their energetic children's show 'Wild Kratts' on PBS, brothers Chris and Martin Kratt teach youngsters respect for wildlife.
April 12, 2017
Swimming with dolphins sounds like a magical experience, but does a tourist destination like this really have the animals’ best interest at heart? Learn the dark side of some of the most popular animal attractions.
March 30, 2017
The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund are expressing disappointment that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that manatees in the United States and South America will no longer be listed as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act and will instead be considered threatened.
March 21, 2017
Senate overturns rule from professional wildlife management agency and sanctions killing wolf pups at their dens and hibernating bears
The U.S. Senate overturned a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule that stopped a set of appalling and unsporting hunting methods on national wildlife refuges in Alaska.