June 22, 2016
Legislation aimed at repealing New York’s decades-long ban on cruel snare traps, including the “relaxing” lock, neck snare, has died in the state legislature.
February 3, 2016
Trophy hunters have killed approximately 29,000 lions in the U.S. in the last decade, according to a report, Cecil 2: Trophy Hunting America’s Lion, released today by The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International.
December 16, 2015
The HSUS is involved in efforts to humanely control Hawaii’s wild donkey population, which has gone unmanaged for years and now faces limited resources for survival.
November 3, 2015
The U.S. House of Representatives tonight passed by voice vote H.R. 2494, the Global Anti-Poaching Act.
October 21, 2015
Loved by some and hated by others, squirrels are a microcosm of our contradictory relationships with animals. A little understanding goes a long way in appreciating nature's ultimate gardeners.
October 7, 2015
According to a new nationwide poll, by a two-to-one margin, U.S. voters said they oppose trophy hunting.
September 24, 2015
The Humane Society of the United States Awards $20,000 Grant to Local Group for Deer Fertility Control Research Project
The Humane Society of the United States awarded a grant of $20,000 to CliftonDeer.org in support of its non-lethal deer sterilization program.
September 18, 2015
Cougar Advocates File Appeal to Reverse Undemocratic, Arbitrary Quota Increase by Wildlife Commission
In response to dramatic increases in cougar hunting quotas, eight organizations and a wildlife research scientist have submitted an administrative appeal to Gov. Jay Inslee to return cougar hunting quotas to scientifically justifiable levels. The petitioners include The Humane Society of the United States, Center for Biological Diversity, Mountain Lion Foundation, Wolf Haven International, The Cougar Fund, The Lands Council, Predator Defense, Kettle Range Conservation Group and Gary Koehler, Ph.D., a former research scientist with the WA Dept. of Fish and Game.
September 17, 2015
An audit of the controversial Wildlife Services predator control program failed to provide any recommendations to address a series of documented problems regarding the program’s lack of transparency, overutilization of lethal methods and wasteful spending. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., former Rep. John Campbell, R-Calif., and Sen. (then-Rep.) Gary Peters, D-Mich., had questioned the program’s wildlife damage management activities and requested that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Inspector General investigate.
February 18, 2015
Pause to appreciate the magnificent nature of the much-maligned mole.