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Poaching is a deadly crime against wildlife. Wildlife officials say that legal hunters kill tens of millions of animals every year. For each of those animals, another is killed illegally, perhaps on closed land or out of season, leaving orphaned young to starve. Few poachers are caught or punished.

Poachers may also kill endangered species or use illegal weapons. Some poachers just love killing animals, or want a trophy.

For many, profit is the motive. Bear gall bladders get top dollar for Chinese herbal remedies, and big-horned sheep antlers can fetch $20,000 on the black market.

Let's stop this war on wildlife.

The Humane Society of the United States is a proud associate member of the International Association of Natural Resources Crimestoppers.


News & Events

  • April 16, 2015

    Reward Offered in Elko County, Nevada, Elk Poaching

    The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the illegal killing of an elk in northern Elko County, Nevada.

  • February 9, 2015

    Help Dogs, Cats, and Other Animals by Changing State Laws at Humane Lobby Day

    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.

  • January 27, 2015

    $7,500 Reward Offered for Bald Eagle Shot in Arkansas

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are seeking information about the shooting of a bald eagle, who was found on the Arkansas River in Logan County, Arkansas.

  • January 14, 2015

    Reward to be Paid in Washington Moose and Deer Poaching Case

    The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust will award $2,500 to the Washington resident who provided critical information that led to the arrest and conviction of Donald S. Gilbrech for a 2012 poaching case in Beacon Hill near Spokane Valley, Washington.

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