December 6, 2013
Obama Administration Praised for Slowing Down Ships, Protecting Endangered Whales from Deadly Strikes
The Obama administration has announced that it is permanently requiring certain ships to slow down in designated areas to protect critically endangered right whales. The regulatory move makes permanent the reduced speed limits that have been in place during a five-year trial period, and comes in response to a legal petition submitted by animal protection and wildlife conservation groups, and drew praise from The Humane Society of the United States.
February 8, 2013
Hawaii animal protection organizations and residents concerned about animal welfare from across Hawaii converged on the state capitol for Humane Lobby Day in Honolulu on Friday to urge lawmakers to pass better laws to protect Hawaii’s pets and wildlife.
November 14, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States commends the U.S. Coast Guard for launching “Operation Right Speed”– a program that reminds large vessels traveling through North Atlantic right whale migratory routes and calving grounds to slow down to prevent deadly ship strikes.
November 13, 2012
Follow champion surfer Dave Rastovich's fight to protect whales, dolphins, and other marine life in the documentary, "Minds in the Water."
September 26, 2012
The HSUS criticizes a decision by the National Marine Fisheries Service that will lead to additional deaths of fall-migrating harbor porpoises by delaying closure of gillnet fishing in an area off the New England coast.
July 12, 2012
Young advocate Martin Welych-Flanagan continues his years-long effort to end the Canadian seal hunt.
June 28, 2012
Wildlife conservation and animal protection groups filed a legal petition seeking additional ship speed limits in North Atlantic right whale habitat.
June 13, 2012
Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Ending the Commercial Collection of Hawaii's Reef Wildlife for Aquariums
A majority of Hawaii’s residents support ending the commercial collection of reef wildlife for aquariums, according to a new poll.
May 23, 2012
Marinas on the east and west coasts of the United States are enthusiastically joining the Shark-Free Marinas Initiative to help conserve the world’s imperiled shark populations.
April 24, 2012
Citizens from across Delaware participating in Humane Lobby Day 2012 met with lawmakers at the Capitol to urge them to pass legislation that will significantly impact animals.