August 22, 2014
About 30,000 African elephants are killed each year for their tusks, but ending the trade in ivory could save elephants from extinction.
June 20, 2014
Groups Congratulate New York State Legislature for Passing Historic Ban on Elephant Ivory and Rhino Horn
The Wildlife Conservation Society, Natural Resources Defense Council and The Humane Society of the United States praised the New York State Legislature today for passing landmark legislation that bans the sale and purchase of elephant ivory and rhino horn.
June 17, 2014
Actress and New Jersey native Meryl Streep urged New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to sign into law a bill to prohibit all sales and trade in rhino horns and elephant ivory in the state.
March 27, 2014
Hawaii resident and star of celebrated series True Detective Woody Harrelson is urging lawmakers to end the ivory trade in the Aloha state. Harrelson joins The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International in their work to end the cruel and illicit ivory trade, which is driving the massacre of tens of thousands of African elephants every year.
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.