August 22, 2014
About 30,000 African elephants are killed each year for their tusks, but ending the trade in ivory could save elephants from extinction.
August 12, 2014
HSUS New York state director Brian Shapiro praises Gov. Cuomo and state legislators for banning elephant ivory and rhino horn in the state.
July 24, 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided to uphold the current suspension of the import of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe. The service found that killing an elephant for sport-hunted trophies, to be imported into the U.S., would not enhance the survival of the species in the wild.
April 14, 2014
Joan Jett, on the heels of her performance with Nirvana at the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, penned a letter urging lawmakers in Rhode Island to ban inhumane elephant training devices.
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.
March 14, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International Applaud Conservation Outcomes at CITES, Express Concern about Polar Bear Survival
A delegation from The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International championed more than 40 proposals to protect wildlife from the threats posed by international commercial trade during the 16th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in Bangkok.
March 1, 2013
Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States Urge Nations to Protect Wildlife from International Trade
Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States will be urging nations to support proposals to increase or establish protection for species threatened by international trade during the 16th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, which opens Monday in Bangkok.
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.
September 22, 2011
"Born To Be Wild"—Bringing you elephants and orangutans up close and very personal
August 31, 2010
The HSUS and HSI are announcing the results of a 10-year research project that demonstrates that contraception can be used to humanely and effectively control reproduction in African elephants in small to medium private game reserves.
March 25, 2010
HSI representatives at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora meeting express gratitude at the increased protection for many species that are traded internationally.
March 12, 2010
At the meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, HSI urges nations to support proposals to increase or retain protection for species threatened by international commercial trade.
February 10, 2010
Animal Protection and Wildlife Conservation Organisations Applaud European Parliament Defence of Endangered Animals
The European Parliament sent a strong message that Europeans want more protection for threatened species such as polar bears, sharks and bluefin tuna and that protection must be maintained for threatened species such as elephants and crocodiles.
June 1, 2009
A closer look at elephant rides reveals hidden cruelty and serious risks. Please don't ride the elephants!