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
October 19, 2016
The fight to protect Alaska's predators: The HSUS pushes to preserve U.S. Fish and wildlife rules that ban cruel hunting methods
The HSUS works to preserve new rules that protect wolves and other predators in Alaska from cruel hunting methods.
October 6, 2016
When voters go to the polls this November, they won’t only be making decisions about which elected officials will represent them.
September 9, 2016
The Bureau of Land Management’s National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board voted to recommend euthanasia of all unadopted wild horses and burros now in government holding facilities.
September 1, 2016
The Humane Society of the United States and Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation Launch Wildlife Fertility Control Institute
The Humane Society of the United States and the Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation, based in Media, Penn., are launching the Botstiber International Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control, which aims to advance the development and implementation of humane, non-lethal fertility control methods to manage wildlife populations.
August 29, 2016
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a measure into law that protects captive elephants in California.