January 3, 2011
Commercial collectors remove millions of fish from coral reefs. The HSUS and HSI are targeting a global trade that lays waste to these fragile ecosystems.
September 28, 2010
Industrial animal agriculture regularly creates a "dead zone" the size of New Jersey in the Gulf of Mexico.
July 9, 2010
As of July 1, 2010, it is illegal to possess, sell, or distribute shark fins in the state of Hawaii.
March 10, 2010
With ice vanishing from many areas, harp seal pups are facing serious threats before the commercial seal hunt even starts.
January 20, 2010
The HSUS is petitioning the National Marine Fisheries Service to give Endangered Species Act protections to porbeagle sharks, who are targeted by commercial fishing and recreational tournaments.
November 13, 2009
The HSUS heralds the ruling by Judge Timothy Taylor of the Superior Court of California in San Diego to allow harbor seals to continue living at Casa Beach in La Jolla. In his ruling, Judge Taylor vacated two previous judicial orders that would have required the City of San Diego to disperse the seals and to dredge the beach to ensure the seals did not return.
September 16, 2009
Conservation and animal welfare groups filed a request with the National Marine Fisheries Service to expand protected habitat for the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale.
May 5, 2009
The European Union has banned the trade in seal products, closing a major market for the fur and saving the lives of untold hundreds of thousands of seals.
April 23, 2009
The HSUS and Humane Society International applaud Sen. John Kerry for introducing the Shark Conservation Act in the Senate.
March 16, 2009
At the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, Iron Chef Cat Cora joins The HSUS' ProtectSeals Campaign and hosts a screening of Nigel Barker's documentary "A Sealed Fate," filmed during the 2008 Canadian seal hunt.