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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.
February 16, 2017
House overturns rule from professional wildlife management agency and sanctions killing hibernating bears and wolf pups in dens
The U.S. House of Representatives overturned a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule that stopped a set of appalling and unsporting predator control methods on national wildlife refuges in Alaska. These egregious practices include shooting or trapping wolves while at their dens with cubs, using airplanes to scout for grizzly bears to shoot, trapping bears with cruel steel-jawed leghold traps and wire snares and luring grizzly bears with food to get a point blank kill. Republicans, with only a few dissents, provided the votes for the measure, which passed by a vote of 225 to 193.
February 14, 2017
Congress seeking to unwind decision by professional wildlife managers and restart inhumane and unethical hunting practices on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska
The Humane Society of the United States launched a hard-hitting television advertising campaign to stop a movement in Congress to allow egregious killing methods targeting grizzly bears and wolves in Alaska on National Wildlife Refuges – the one category of federal lands specifically set aside for the benefit of wildlife.
February 2, 2017
Wildlife protection and conservation groups call on Oregon lawmakers to oppose cruel cougar trophy hunting bills
A coalition of animal welfare, wildlife protection and conservation groups are calling on Oregon lawmakers to oppose four bills relating to cruel cougar trophy hunts recently introduced in the House and Senate.
January 14, 2017
The Humane Society of the United States, long a bitter adversary of Feld Entertainment and Ringling Bros., applauded the company for its decision to shut down the circus in May, ending 146 years of coercive, inhumane wild animal acts that were at the center of the show.
December 22, 2016
The Humane Society of the United States expressed dismay and exasperation at Governor Snyder for signing a third wolf hunting bill, SB 1187 in three years, after voters rejected two similar measures at the ballot box in the general election in November 2014. The Michigan Court of Appeals struck down a third wolf-hunting measure earlier in the month that came to lawmakers through a legislative referendum mechanism but didn’t require the governor’s signature.