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  • January 27, 2015

    Groups Petition to Reclassify Gray Wolves to Threatened Status under Endangered Species Act

    Animal protection and conservation organizations petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reclassify gray wolves under the Endangered Species Act as threatened throughout the contiguous United States, with the exception of the Mexican gray wolf which remains listed as endangered.

  • January 27, 2015

    $7,500 Reward Offered for Bald Eagle Shot in Arkansas

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are seeking information about the shooting of a bald eagle, who was found on the Arkansas River in Logan County, Arkansas.

  • January 22, 2015

    Undercover Investigations Reveal Abuse of Tiger Cubs at Roadside Zoos

    Results from two undercover investigations at roadside zoos revealed inhumane treatment of tiger cubs exploited for photographic opportunities, indiscriminate breeding of tigers, rampant trade in cubs for public handling and dumping of the cubs once they were no longer profitable. The Humane Society of the United States conducted the investigations at Tiger Safari in Oklahoma and Natural Bridge Zoo in Virginia.

  • January 14, 2015

    Reward to be Paid in Washington Moose and Deer Poaching Case

    The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust will award $2,500 to the Washington resident who provided critical information that led to the arrest and conviction of Donald S. Gilbrech for a 2012 poaching case in Beacon Hill near Spokane Valley, Washington.

  • January 12, 2015

    Illinois Governor Quinn Vetoes Bobcat Hunting Bill

    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed House Bill 4226, which would have legalized bobcat hunting and trapping in the state.

  • December 31, 2014

    Reward Offered in Florida Dolphin Killing

    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 arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting a pregnant dolphin in Miramar Beach, Florida.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is investigating this serious crime, which happened just before Thanksgiving.

  • December 30, 2014

    Reward Offered in Lake Forest Park Coyote Trapping

    The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for setting an illegal trap that resulted in the death of a coyote in Lake Forest Park, Wash.

  • December 19, 2014

    Federal Court: Great Lakes Wolf Hunting Ends Now

    Sport hunting and trapping of wolves in the Great Lakes region must end immediately, a federal District Court has ruled.

  • December 12, 2014

    Reward Increased in Hot Springs National Park Deer Shooting

    Authorities are seeking information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting a deer on West Mountain in Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas.

  • December 12, 2014

    Groups Seek Public’s Help to Protect Hawaiian Monk Seals

    Following the Nov. 30 illegal killing of a Hawaiian monk seal on the Northeast coast of Kaua‘i, animal welfare and conversation groups are seeking the public’s help to protect the island’s monk seals.

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