Did You Know?
November 18, 2015
As legislators convened to hear testimony, The Humane Society of the United States released survey data demonstrating that an overwhelming majority of Massachusetts voters favor the proposed ban of ivory and rhino horns, also known as S.440.
November 3, 2015
The U.S. House of Representatives tonight passed by voice vote H.R. 2494, the Global Anti-Poaching Act.
October 20, 2015
A new effort to crack down on the annual capture of hundreds of thousands of wild reef animals from Hawaii’s fragile reef ecosystem for U.S. household aquariums is underway.
October 12, 2015
Save Endangered Animals Oregon has announced a new political committee organized to qualify for a ballot initiative to prohibit the sale of products and parts from elephants, rhinos, lions, pangolins, sea turtles, sharks and other threatened species.
October 7, 2015
According to a new nationwide poll, by a two-to-one margin, U.S. voters said they oppose trophy hunting.
October 2, 2015
Baby eastern screech owls rescued after their nest is destroyed are successfully renested by staffers at South Florida Wildlife Center.
September 24, 2015
The Humane Society of the United States Awards $20,000 Grant to Local Group for Deer Fertility Control Research Project
The Humane Society of the United States awarded a grant of $20,000 to CliftonDeer.org in support of its non-lethal deer sterilization program.
September 18, 2015
Cougar Advocates File Appeal to Reverse Undemocratic, Arbitrary Quota Increase by Wildlife Commission
In response to dramatic increases in cougar hunting quotas, eight organizations and a wildlife research scientist have submitted an administrative appeal to Gov. Jay Inslee to return cougar hunting quotas to scientifically justifiable levels. The petitioners include The Humane Society of the United States, Center for Biological Diversity, Mountain Lion Foundation, Wolf Haven International, The Cougar Fund, The Lands Council, Predator Defense, Kettle Range Conservation Group and Gary Koehler, Ph.D., a former research scientist with the WA Dept. of Fish and Game.
September 17, 2015
An audit of the controversial Wildlife Services predator control program failed to provide any recommendations to address a series of documented problems regarding the program’s lack of transparency, overutilization of lethal methods and wasteful spending. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., former Rep. John Campbell, R-Calif., and Sen. (then-Rep.) Gary Peters, D-Mich., had questioned the program’s wildlife damage management activities and requested that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Inspector General investigate.
September 12, 2015
Kangaroos Win Protection, As HSUS Stymies Late Maneuver in California Legislature to Allow Imports of Skins for Shoes
It was an extraordinarily successful session for animal protection in California, with the capstone being defeat of a maneuver by the government of Australia to repeal a decades-old ban, set to resume in January, on the trade in kangaroos skins and meat.