July 7, 2016
Save Endangered Animals Oregon coalition successfully concluded signature gathering for the anti-wildlife trafficking ballot measure
Supporters and top volunteer signature gatherers with Save Endangered Animals Oregon, a coalition of animal protection and conservation leaders, delivered boxes of petitions to the Oregon Secretary of State in support of a proposed statewide statutory ballot measure.
May 4, 2016
In a strong warning to elephant poachers, Kenya sent 105 tons of ivory up in flames this past Saturday, April 30.
May 2, 2016
The Humane Society of the United States Urges Vote on Ivory Ban Bill and Applauds Senator Duff for Shining Spotlight on Cruelty of Trophy Hunting
A coalition led by The Humane Society of the United States applauds efforts for a ban on sales of ivory in Connecticut. HB 5578 has 30 co-sponsors, including Rep. Phil Miller, D-36, and Sen. Marilyn Moore, D-22, who are leading the charge in helping to fight the rampant poaching of elephants and rhinos by ensuring that Connecticut does not play a role in the ivory rhino horn trafficking crisis.
November 18, 2015
As legislators convened to hear testimony, The Humane Society of the United States released survey data demonstrating that an overwhelming majority of Massachusetts voters favor the proposed ban of ivory and rhino horns, also known as S.440.
October 4, 2015
Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 96 into law, a bill authored by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, to ban the commercial trade in ivory or rhino horn. Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, was the principal co-author of the bill.
September 2, 2015
Both chambers of the California legislature have given overwhelming approval to separate measures to protect elephants, with the Senate voting 26 to 13 to put a stop to the ivory trade.
June 5, 2015
A bill that would shut down Oregon's market for elephant ivory and rhinoceros horns has died in a committee of the Oregon House of Representatives.
June 2, 2015
The California Assembly passed AB 96 to close loopholes in the existing state regulations to ensure that illegal ivory and rhino horns do not find safe haven in California.
April 28, 2015
The Oregon Senate approved legislation with a 19-11 vote to ban the sale of ivory and rhino horn in the state.
February 9, 2015
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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 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.
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.
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.
June 17, 2014
Actress and New Jersey native Meryl Streep urged New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to sign into law a bill to prohibit all sales and trade in rhino horns and elephant ivory in the state.
June 11, 2014
Actor and New York resident Peter Dinklage released the following statement urging state lawmakers to ban the trade of illegal ivory in New York:
March 27, 2014
Hawaii resident and star of celebrated series True Detective Woody Harrelson is urging lawmakers to end the ivory trade in the Aloha state. Harrelson joins The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International in their work to end the cruel and illicit ivory trade, which is driving the massacre of tens of thousands of African elephants every year.
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.
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 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.