December 6, 2013
Obama Administration Praised for Slowing Down Ships, Protecting Endangered Whales from Deadly Strikes
The Obama administration has announced that it is permanently requiring certain ships to slow down in designated areas to protect critically endangered right whales. The regulatory move makes permanent the reduced speed limits that have been in place during a five-year trial period, and comes in response to a legal petition submitted by animal protection and wildlife conservation groups, and drew praise from The Humane Society of the United States.
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.
June 5, 2013
Wildlife conservation and animal protection groups applaud a National Marine Fisheries Service proposal to keep existing speed limits along the U.S. East Coast to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales.
December 19, 2012
The HSUS and Whale and Dolphin Conservation Call on Federal Agency to Take Action to Protect Right Whales
In the wake of the death of an entangled right whale in waters off the northeastern coast of Florida, The Humane Society of the United States and Whale and Dolphin Conservation urge the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to take several key actions that will better protect right whales.
November 14, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States commends the U.S. Coast Guard for launching “Operation Right Speed”– a program that reminds large vessels traveling through North Atlantic right whale migratory routes and calving grounds to slow down to prevent deadly ship strikes.
November 13, 2012
Follow champion surfer Dave Rastovich's fight to protect whales, dolphins, and other marine life in the documentary, "Minds in the Water."
June 6, 2012
Hundreds of whale products for sale on the Japanese website of Internet search engine company Yahoo! show how the California-based company profits from the venture, according to a new report released today that can be found by clicking here.
March 21, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States awards the 2011 ACE Documentary Film Grant to "Cages of Shame," about bears held captive on bile farms in China.
October 31, 2011
Conservation and animal protection groups filed a lawsuit today asking a federal court in Massachusetts to hold the National Marine Fisheries Service accountable for continuing to allow four federal fisheries to injure and kill endangered whales, including the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale.
October 6, 2010
The HSUS hailed a decision by the National Marine Fisheries Service to revise critical habitat for North Atlantic right whales, an endangered species that clings to survival with fewer than 400 individuals remaining.
October 5, 2010
The HSUS asked the National Marine Fisheries Service to deny a permit for construction of a controversial bridge across the Knik Arm of the Cook Inlet in Alaska because its construction will disrupt the only habitat for the federally endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale.
September 29, 2010
The HSUS and the Humane Society Legislative Fund expressed appreciation for the leadership provided by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in pushing for passage of a series of bipartisan animal welfare measures on the Senate floor.
May 25, 2010
Litigation filed today in federal court by The HSUS, Defenders of Wildlife, Center for Biological Diversity and Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society seeks to expand habitat protections for the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale.
March 24, 2010
A survey team from UNC and Duke witness a mother right whale giving birth and celebrate an addition to the population of this endangered species.
January 28, 2010
Conservation groups, including The HSUS, challenged the U.S. Navy’s decision to build its $100 million Undersea Warfare Training Range next to the only known calving ground for the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale.
September 16, 2009
Conservation and animal welfare groups filed a request with the National Marine Fisheries Service to expand protected habitat for the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale.
April 21, 2009
In honor of Earth Day, The HSUS suggests ways to learn more and help the animals who share our environment.