June 5, 2015
An Indiana Supreme Court ruling has now legalized captive hunting in Indiana.
April 15, 2015
The Indiana Senate shot down legislation that would legalize captive hunting operations.
February 18, 2015
The Indiana House passed legislation allowing privately-owned facilities in the state to stock deer and elk for trophy-seekers, letting them pay to shoot the semi-tame animals trapped in enclosures for guaranteed kills.
February 9, 2015
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October 7, 2014
The introduction of legislation to legalize captive hunting operations has been recommend by the Indiana Legislature’s Interim Study Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.
March 18, 2014
With the close of Indiana’s legislation session, animal advocates celebrate the defeat of two bills that would have been harmful to animals:
September 30, 2013
An Oryx and a Fallow deer just arrived at Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch. Although they are safe from harm, their species are commonly used in captive hunting operations.
April 1, 2013
Indiana House Natural Resources Committee Criticized for Passing Bill to Allow Cruel and Unsporting Captive Hunts
The Humane Society of the United States criticized the Indiana House Natural Resources Committee for seeking to legalize captive hunting operations.
March 13, 2013
Illinois residents converged on the state capitol for Humane Lobby Day in Illinois on Wednesday to lobby for better animal welfare laws to protect pets and wildlife. Humane Lobby Day is sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States.
February 27, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States praised Illinois Rep. Kelly Burke, D-Evergreen Park, for introducing House Bill 3118, legislation to crack down on captive hunting facilities – fenced enclosures where animals are trapped and shot for guaranteed trophies. HB 3118 would place a moratorium on any new captive hunt facilities for native mammals from opening in the state.
October 29, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States issued a statement in response to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ report that 20 captive deer have escaped from a farm in Jackson County.
October 11, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States Issues Statement on Deadly Disease Discovered in Pennsylvania Deer
The Humane Society of the United States issued a statement in response to Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s report that a captive white-tailed deer has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease – a fatal, incurable disease that affects deer, elk and other cervids.
July 11, 2012
The HSUS issued a statement in response to Texas state agency reports that two mule deer have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease – a fatal, incurable disease that affects white-tailed deer, elk, and other cervids.
February 16, 2011
Animal advocates from across the state will rally at the state capitol in Jackson to urge their legislators to enact stronger animal protection laws as part of Mississippi's Humane Lobby Day 2011, sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States.