May 29, 2015
Spent lead ammunition poisons and kills millions of animals, contaminates the environment and threatens human health. Though excellent alternatives to lead ammo exist, it remains the most common form of ammunition used by hunters. Learn more and see if your state has any restrictions on lead ammo.
February 9, 2015
You can help pass laws that protect animals in your state. Humane Lobby Day is easy, fun and guaranteed to make you feel like a powerful animal activist. We'll help you find the Humane Lobby Day in your state.
April 19, 2013
TV Ad Campaign Urges Michigan Lawmakers to Protect Voting Rights and to Halt Effort to Repeal Dove Referendum
A new TV ad campaign airing throughout Michigan is urging state lawmakers to oppose legislation that would take away the rights of Michigan voters to have a say on any new hunting and trapping seasons of protected wildlife species, including mourning doves and wolves.
May 11, 2012
Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, issued a statement condemning Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s executive order to unilaterally repeal a Natural Resources Commission science-based rule to ban the use of toxic lead ammunition for dove hunting.
March 12, 2012
Citizens from across Pennsylvania participating in Humane Lobby Day 2012, met with lawmakers at the Capitol on behalf of legislation to reduce animal suffering in the state. Top-priority measures would ban the private possession of exotic animals as pets, prohibit the use of carbon monoxide chambers to euthanize animals, and outlaw live pigeon shoots.
March 23, 2011
The HSUS expresses its disappointment that the Iowa Senate and House of Representatives have voted to allow the target shooting of mourning doves for the first time since 1918. This bill repeals nearly a century of dove protection policy in Iowa, yet lawmakers rushed it through the process without hardly a word of debate or a serious vetting of the issues.
March 21, 2011
A statewide survey conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc. has revealed that a 54 percent of Iowa voters oppose opening a dove hunting season while only 25 percent support.
November 3, 2009
With the right techniques and precautions, bird feeding can benefit you and your feathered friends
May 28, 2009
The HSUS thanks Minnesota lawmakers for their work to protect animals in the 2009 legislative session.
May 14, 2009
The HSUS thanks the R.I. Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee for hearing testimony in support of a bill to protect doves from target practice.
February 11, 2009
Minnesotans will assemble at the state capitol Wednesday to urge lawmakers to pass animal protection bills.
February 2, 2009
Data provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) show that the number of adult hunters in the United States has fallen consistently over the past decade
November 7, 2006
At the ballot box, farm animals won in Arizona and doves won in Michigan.