December 11, 2013
Spent lead ammunition painfully 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.
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 25, 2013
The Michigan Senate passed legislation Thursday to block voters from having a say in whether non-game animals, such as wolves and sandhill cranes and others, are designated as game species for hunting and trapping.
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 8, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States announced its support for Proposition 30, The Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act, which is critical for providing support to law enforcement to adequately combat poaching, animal cruelty and other crimes in California.
October 2, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States is concerned to learn of a sharp drop in the estimated population of California black bears.
September 28, 2012
HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle shares reader comments from a week full of achievements for animals.
September 26, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States applauds California Gov. Jerry Brown for signing into law a bipartisan bill that will end the inhumane and unsporting practice of using dogs to chase down bears and bobcats for trophy hunting.
September 19, 2012
Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier made famous by his star turn in the Academy Award-winning film “The Artist,” has written to California’s First Dog, Sutter Brown.
September 18, 2012
Doris Day, Ellen DeGeneres, and an all-star cast of other stars signed a letter to Gov. Brown urging him to give final approval to Senate Bill 1221, a bill by Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, to outlaw the inhumane and unsporting use of packs of radio-collared hounds in the trophy hunting of bears and bobcats.
September 14, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States Urges Californians to Back Bill to End Cruel Hunting Practice
The following is a statement from Jennifer Fearing, California senior state director of The HSUS, on a planned State Capitol rally against Senate Bill 1221, a bill by Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, to outlaw the use of hounds in the hunting of bears and bobcats.
September 5, 2012
The HSUS is urging Gov. Jerry Brown to sign important animal protection bills into law as the Sept. 30 deadline for his action approaches.
August 27, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States Applauds the California Legislature for Passing Bill to Prohibit Bear and Bobcat Hounding
The HSUS applauds the state Senate for giving final passage and sending to Gov. Jerry Brown an important bill to outlaw the use of packs of hounds in the trophy hunting of bears and bobcats.
August 22, 2012
The HSUS Applauds the California Assembly for Passing Legislation to Prohibit Bear and Bobcat Hounding
The HSUS applauds the Assembly for approving Senate Bill 1221, authored by Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, to prohibit the inhumane and unsporting practice of bear and bobcat hounding.
August 17, 2012
Fact sheet on bear baiting, a contest in which teams of dogs repeatedly attack a tethered, defenseless bear
August 16, 2012
The HSUS is urging its more than 1.2 million California supporters to contact their member of the California Assembly now that the Appropriations Committee has advanced Senate Bill 1221, authored by Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, to the Assembly floor.
August 15, 2012
The following is a statement from Jennifer Fearing, California senior state director of The HSUS, on the unanimous support of the Los Angeles City Council for Senate Bill 1221, a bill by Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, to outlaw the use of hounds in the hunting of bears and bobcats.
July 2, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States Applauds California Assembly Committee’s Passage of Legislation to Prohibit Bear and Bobcat Hounding
The HSUS applauds the California Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee for voting 8 to 4 to pass Senate Bill 1221, sponsored by Senator Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, to enact a moratorium on the inhumane and unsporting practice of bear and bobcat hounding.
June 26, 2012
The following is a statement from Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The HSUS, on the consideration of Senate Bill 1221 to prohibit inhumane bear and bobcat hounding, by the Assembly Water, Wildlife and Parks Committee.
June 25, 2012
More than 110 California veterinarians have joined the HSVMA in calling for an end to the inhumane practice of hounding bears and bobcats.
June 12, 2012
Department of Fish and Game Law Enforcement Reports Show Shocking Volume of Wildlife Crime in California
The HSUS conducted an analysis of California Department of Fish and Game law enforcement reports from 2007-2012 and found more than 500 incidents related to illegal hounding activities and bear and bobcat poaching.
May 25, 2012
Despite pressure from the National Rifle Assn. and the hunting lobby, California’s Fish and Game Commission elected not to take a formal position on Senate Bill 1221—legislation that would prohibit the cruel, unsporting practice of using of dogs to hunt bears and bobcats.
May 22, 2012
The HSUS applauds the California Senate for voting 22 to 15 to end the inhumane and unsporting practices of using dogs to hunt down bear and bobcats – a practice known as “hounding.”
April 24, 2012
The HSUS applauds the California Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water for voting 5 to 3 to advance legislation which would prohibit the inhumane and unsporting practices of bear and bobcat hounding.
April 20, 2012
Research on Hound Hunting Commissioned by The Humane Society of the United States Confirms Harmful Consequences for Many Wildlife Species
New scientific findings by a leading conservation biologist support a ban on hound hunting of black bears and bobcats. Rick Hopkins, principal and senior conservation biologist for one of California’s foremost ecological consulting firms, shared his findings in a letter to Sen. Ted Lieu, D- Torrance, who recently introduced Senate Bill 1221 to prohibit the practice in California.