September 12, 2015
Kangaroos Win Protection, As HSUS Stymies Late Maneuver in California Legislature to Allow Imports of Skins for Shoes
It was an extraordinarily successful session for animal protection in California, with the capstone being defeat of a maneuver by the government of Australia to repeal a decades-old ban, set to resume in January, on the trade in kangaroos skins and meat.
August 5, 2014
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken unprecedented action today by signing legislation that will end New Jersey’s contribution to the devastating international trade in ivory and rhino horns.
June 20, 2014
Groups Congratulate New York State Legislature for Passing Historic Ban on Elephant Ivory and Rhino Horn
The Wildlife Conservation Society, Natural Resources Defense Council and The Humane Society of the United States praised the New York State Legislature today for passing landmark legislation that bans the sale and purchase of elephant ivory and rhino horn.
September 13, 2013
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service immediately listed the southern white rhino as a threatened species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, giving the species greater protection from poaching. With two or three rhinos poached every day for their horns, conservationists believe that within a few years’ time, there will be no more rhinos in the wild in Africa.
August 6, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States Applauds NOAA Decision to Deny Georgia Aquarium Application to Import 18 Wild-Caught Beluga Whales
Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, released the following statement praising a decision by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to deny an application to import 18 wild-caught beluga whales for public display at U.S. aquariums.
March 14, 2013
Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States Commend CITES Parties for Protecting Certain Shark and Manta Ray Species from International Commercial Trade
Humane Society International Deputy Wildlife Director Rebecca Regnery released the following statement praising the final decision at the meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species to list the oceanic whitetip shark, the porbeagle shark, three species of hammerhead sharks, and two species of manta rays, great and reef, on Appendix II.
March 14, 2013
HSI y la HSUS Felicitan a las Partes de CITES por Decisión Final de Proteger Ciertas Especies de Tiburones y Mantarrayas del Comercio Internacional
Una delegación de Humane Society International y la Humane Society of the United States defendió más de 40 propuestas para proteger la vida silvestre de las amenazas que presenta la explotación comercial internacional durante la 16ta reunión de CITES en Bangkok.
March 11, 2013
HSI and The HSUS Commend CITES Parties for Protecting Certain Shark and Ray Species from International Commercial Trade
Humane Society International Deputy Wildlife Director Rebecca Regnery released the following statement praising an interim decision at the meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species to list five shark species and two species of manta rays, great and reef, on Appendix II.
March 23, 2010
HSI representatives at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora praised member countries for accepting a proposal to increase protection for porbeagle sharks.
June 18, 2009
The Humane Society of the United States commends the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for unanimously passing a rule banning the commercial trapping and sale of freshwater turtles in Florida.