March 20, 2014
The Hawaii Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee unanimously passed a bill to prohibit the sale of ivory from elephants and other wildlife. House Bill 493, Senate Draft 1, now awaits a hearing in the Senate Ways and Means Committee.
February 26, 2014
State Rep. Patricia Serpa, D-27, and U.S. Rep. Raymond Gallison, D-69, are being recognized as Rhode Island’s Humane State Legislators for 2013.
January 6, 2014
China, the world’s largest market for ivory products, destroyed 6.1 tons of its confiscated stockpile. The momentous event occurred in Guangzhou, a southern port city and main transit and destination point in the global ivory trade.
May 28, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States’ Chief Program and Policy Officer Michael Markarian released the following statement praising the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the federal indictment of Charles Kokesh, who is alleged to have violated the Endangered Species Act and the Lacey Act by selling two African elephant tusks and for making false accounts of wildlife related to that sale.
May 2, 2013
The Hawaii State Legislature unanimously passed a number of animal protection bills to strengthen animal cruelty laws, help residents find rental housing that accepts pets, and make other improvements for animals in state policy. These bills now go to Gov. Neil Abercrombie for his approval.
September 22, 2011
"Born To Be Wild"—Bringing you elephants and orangutans up close and very personal