November 30, 2011
The HSUS and Shark Free Marina Initiative Applaud the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee Decision to Protect Sharks
The Humane Society of the United States and the Shark Free Marina Initiative commend the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for their recent decision to increase protection for four imperiled shark species (tiger sharks, and great, scalloped and smooth hammerheads) in Florida waters beginning Jan. 1, 2012.
May 20, 2011
The Humane Society of the United States, Wild Fish Conservancy, and two individual citizens filed suit today in federal court, seeking to stop the National Marine Fisheries Service from authorizing the killing of as many as 255 sea lions at Bonneville Dam over the next three years.
February 3, 2011
Award-winning filmmaker Louie Psihoyos Turns His Lens on Japanese Dolphin Hunt
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.