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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.
May 4, 2016
In a strong warning to elephant poachers, Kenya sent 105 tons of ivory up in flames this past Saturday, April 30.
April 20, 2016
In neighborhoods all across the country, lions, tigers, chimps and other wild animals are kept as family pets, their freedom curtailed and their biological needs unmet. The HSUS is on the front lines of this disturbing phenomenon.
April 12, 2016
American Voters Oppose Delisting Greater Yellowstone Area Grizzly Bears from Endangered Species Act Protections
A new national poll shows that the majority of voters oppose the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) proposal to remove grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem from the list of federally threatened and endangered species (55 percent oppose and 26 percent support).
April 4, 2016
In response to a 2012 legal petition filed by The Humane Society of the United States, World Wildlife Fund, Detroit Zoological Society, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Born Free USA, Big Cat Rescue, Fund for Animals and Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued guidance making clear that exhibitors violate the Animal Welfare Act by allowing members of the public to handle or feed infant exotic cats like tigers, lions, cheetahs, jaguars or leopards.
April 1, 2016
What to do if a bird builds a nest in a hanging basket.