December 11, 2013
Though excellent alternatives to lead ammo exist, it remains the most common form of ammunition used by hunters. Spent lead ammunition painfully poisons and kills millions of animals, contaminates the environment, and threatens human health.
December 2, 2013
Melissa Bachman, host of NBC’s Winchester Deadly Passion, has sparked controversy by shooting and killing an African lion and then posting a photo where she posed and smiled while kneeling beside the carcass.
September 30, 2013
An Oryx and a Fallow deer just arrived at Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch. Although they are safe from harm, their species are commonly used in captive hunting operations.
June 19, 2013
Importing, possessing, selling or releasing wild pigs would be illegal in New York under a bill that now awaits Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature.
June 18, 2013
The Pennsylvania legislature passed a measure to support captive hunts of wild pigs.
June 10, 2013
A coalition of groups, including The Humane Society of the United States, Wildlife Alliance of Maine and Citizens in Charge, is urging the Maine legislature to reject a constitutional amendment that deliberately subverts voter participation in the democratic process.
June 7, 2013
Gov. Peter Shumlin signed legislation that prohibits the importation and possession of wild pigs and their hybrids into law. House Bill 101, introduced by Rep. David Deen, D-Windham, bans feral pigs from captive hunts – fenced pens where trophy-seekers pay to shoot the trapped animals for guaranteed kills.
April 17, 2013
New Yorkers concerned about animal welfare converged on the state capitol for Humane Lobby Day to meet with lawmakers and lobby for better animal protection laws designed to strengthen anti-cruelty statues, eliminate the extreme confinement of animals on factory farms and protect sharks from the cruel and unsustainable shark fin trade.
April 10, 2013
Pennsylvanians concerned about animal welfare converged on the state capitol for Humane Lobby Day in Harrisburg on Tuesday to lobby for better laws to protect pets, exotic animals and wildlife.
April 1, 2013
Indiana House Natural Resources Committee Criticized for Passing Bill to Allow Cruel and Unsporting Captive Hunts
The Humane Society of the United States criticized the Indiana House Natural Resources Committee for seeking to legalize captive hunting operations.
March 14, 2013
Pennsylvania Committees Criticized for Advancing Bill to Remove State Oversight of Captive Pig Hunts
The Humane Society of the United States criticized the Pennsylvania House and Senate Game and Fisheries Committees for passing legislation that would eliminate all oversight for captive hunting operations for feral pigs.
March 13, 2013
Illinois residents converged on the state capitol for Humane Lobby Day in Illinois on Wednesday to lobby for better animal welfare laws to protect pets and wildlife. Humane Lobby Day is sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States.
March 12, 2013
Indiana residents converged on the state capitol Tuesday to lobby for better animal welfare laws. Humane Lobby Day is sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States and the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®).
February 27, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States praised Illinois Rep. Kelly Burke, D-Evergreen Park, for introducing House Bill 3118, legislation to crack down on captive hunting facilities – fenced enclosures where animals are trapped and shot for guaranteed trophies. HB 3118 would place a moratorium on any new captive hunt facilities for native mammals from opening in the state.
January 22, 2013
The HSUS Urges Maine Legislators to Pass Bill Protecting Bears from Inhumane and Unsporting Practices
The HSUS praised Maine praised Maine state Sen. Edward Mazurek, D-Knox County, for introducing legislation that would enact comprehensive protections for bears
October 29, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States issued a statement in response to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ report that 20 captive deer have escaped from a farm in Jackson County.
October 24, 2012
Spread in part by captive hunts, chronic wasting disease is threatening captive and wild U.S. populations of deer and elk.
October 11, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States Issues Statement on Deadly Disease Discovered in Pennsylvania Deer
The Humane Society of the United States issued a statement in response to Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s report that a captive white-tailed deer has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease – a fatal, incurable disease that affects deer, elk and other cervids.
August 17, 2012
What pay-per-kill captive hunts sell is anything but fair chase.
July 11, 2012
The HSUS issued a statement in response to Texas state agency reports that two mule deer have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease – a fatal, incurable disease that affects white-tailed deer, elk, and other cervids.
April 20, 2012
The HSUS Hollywood office works with entertainment industry to spotlight animal-related issues
April 18, 2012
During the 2012 New York State Humane Lobby Day, more than 150 citizens from across New York met with lawmakers at the Capitol and urged them to pass legislation to protect animals.
April 5, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States welcomes a rule by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service cracking down on unrestricted captive hunting of three critically endangered antelope species at U.S. game ranches – the dama gazelle, addax, and scimitar-horned oryx – that went into effect yesterday.
February 27, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States Issues Statement Regarding Poaching Arrests at Indiana Hunting Facility
Andrew Page, senior director of the Wildlife Abuse campaign for The Humane Society of the United States, issued the following statement in response to Thursday’s raid of an alleged illegal hunting operation in Clay County, Ind.
January 5, 2012
With the backing of our more than 1.2 million supporters in California, The HSUS is building relationships to ensure a sustainable future for the Golden State’s wildlife and habitat.