June 12, 2012
Department of Fish and Game Law Enforcement Reports Show Shocking Volume of Wildlife Crime in California
The HSUS conducted an analysis of California Department of Fish and Game law enforcement reports from 2007-2012 and found more than 500 incidents related to illegal hounding activities and bear and bobcat poaching.
May 25, 2012
Despite pressure from the National Rifle Assn. and the hunting lobby, California’s Fish and Game Commission elected not to take a formal position on Senate Bill 1221—legislation that would prohibit the cruel, unsporting practice of using of dogs to hunt bears and bobcats.
May 22, 2012
The HSUS applauds the California Senate for voting 22 to 15 to end the inhumane and unsporting practices of using dogs to hunt down bear and bobcats – a practice known as “hounding.”
April 24, 2012
The HSUS applauds the California Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water for voting 5 to 3 to advance legislation which would prohibit the inhumane and unsporting practices of bear and bobcat hounding.
April 20, 2012
Research on Hound Hunting Commissioned by The Humane Society of the United States Confirms Harmful Consequences for Many Wildlife Species
New scientific findings by a leading conservation biologist support a ban on hound hunting of black bears and bobcats. Rick Hopkins, principal and senior conservation biologist for one of California’s foremost ecological consulting firms, shared his findings in a letter to Sen. Ted Lieu, D- Torrance, who recently introduced Senate Bill 1221 to prohibit the practice in California.
March 7, 2011
Citizens from across Oregon are assembling at the state capitol in Salem to rally in support of animal protection legislation and to meet with their lawmakers as part of The HSUS' Oregon Humane Lobby Day 2011.
February 17, 2011
Animal Advocates ask Washington State Lawmakers to Protect Animals at Humane Lobby Day 2011 in Olympia
Washington animal advocates met with state lawmakers in Olympia for Humane Lobby Day 2011 today, and urged support of bills to protect sharks and dogs, and oppose legislation that would harm egg-laying hens.
January 19, 2010
A personal perspective on fox and coyote penning