October 2, 2013
Investigation into Illegal Internet Wildlife Trafficking Results in 33 Written Arrests and 40 Warnings
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission led a crackdown on the illegal Internet wildlife trade, resulting in 33 written arrests and 40 warnings. The Humane Society of the United States assisted in the investigation by providing specially trained volunteers to conduct Internet searches to identify illegal wildlife items being sold online.
September 17, 2013
This session, the California Legislature sent six animal protection bills to Gov. Jerry Brown, four of which he has already signed.
August 6, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States Applauds NOAA Decision to Deny Georgia Aquarium Application to Import 18 Wild-Caught Beluga Whales
Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, released the following statement praising a decision by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to deny an application to import 18 wild-caught beluga whales for public display at U.S. aquariums.
July 11, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States Joins Forces with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Crack Down on Wildlife Trafficking
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California were lead players in a successful crackdown on wildlife crimes, resulting in dozens of individuals being charged with trafficking in wildlife products.
June 19, 2013
Californians concerned about animal welfare met with lawmakers at the state capitol for Humane Lobby Day on Wednesday to lobby for better laws to protect wildlife.
May 2, 2013
The Hawaii State Legislature unanimously passed a number of animal protection bills to strengthen animal cruelty laws, help residents find rental housing that accepts pets, and make other improvements for animals in state policy. These bills now go to Gov. Neil Abercrombie for his approval.
March 14, 2013
Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States Commend CITES Parties for Protecting Certain Shark and Manta Ray Species from International Commercial Trade
Humane Society International Deputy Wildlife Director Rebecca Regnery released the following statement praising the final decision at the meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species to list the oceanic whitetip shark, the porbeagle shark, three species of hammerhead sharks, and two species of manta rays, great and reef, on Appendix II.
March 14, 2013
HSI y la HSUS Felicitan a las Partes de CITES por Decisión Final de Proteger Ciertas Especies de Tiburones y Mantarrayas del Comercio Internacional
Una delegación de Humane Society International y la Humane Society of the United States defendió más de 40 propuestas para proteger la vida silvestre de las amenazas que presenta la explotación comercial internacional durante la 16ta reunión de CITES en Bangkok.
March 14, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International Applaud Conservation Outcomes at CITES, Express Concern about Polar Bear Survival
A delegation from The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International championed more than 40 proposals to protect wildlife from the threats posed by international commercial trade during the 16th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in Bangkok.
March 12, 2013
Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States Urge CITES Parties to Implement Protections for Rhinos
Humane Society International/United Kingdom Executive Director and Veterinarian Mark Jones released the following statement during the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species on provisions put forth to help protect rhinos from poaching.