July 9, 2010
As of July 1, 2010, it is illegal to possess, sell, or distribute shark fins in the state of Hawaii.
November 13, 2009
The HSUS heralds the ruling by Judge Timothy Taylor of the Superior Court of California in San Diego to allow harbor seals to continue living at Casa Beach in La Jolla. In his ruling, Judge Taylor vacated two previous judicial orders that would have required the City of San Diego to disperse the seals and to dredge the beach to ensure the seals did not return.
May 5, 2009
The European Union has banned the trade in seal products, closing a major market for the fur and saving the lives of untold hundreds of thousands of seals.
March 2, 2009
The EU's Internal Markets and Consumer Protection Committee voted for a strong seal products ban. The next step is a plenary vote.