April 25, 2013
The Michigan Senate passed legislation Thursday to block voters from having a say in whether non-game animals, such as wolves and sandhill cranes and others, are designated as game species for hunting and trapping.
April 19, 2013
TV Ad Campaign Urges Michigan Lawmakers to Protect Voting Rights and to Halt Effort to Repeal Dove Referendum
A new TV ad campaign airing throughout Michigan is urging state lawmakers to oppose legislation that would take away the rights of Michigan voters to have a say on any new hunting and trapping seasons of protected wildlife species, including mourning doves and wolves.
April 16, 2013
Anti-Wolf Bill Would Also Enable Repeal of Voter-Approved Ban on the Target Shooting of Mourning Doves
A bill introduced to derail a citizen referendum to prevent the state’s declining wolf population from being subjected to trophy hunting and commercial trapping would also enable a small, hunter-dominated commission to overturn the state’s 2006 ban on the target shooting of mourning doves.
February 20, 2013
Watch "Rio" star Jesse Eisenberg's video explaining why it's a bad idea to buy birds like parrots. Then find out 5 things you can do today for pet birds.
May 11, 2012
Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, issued a statement condemning Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s executive order to unilaterally repeal a Natural Resources Commission science-based rule to ban the use of toxic lead ammunition for dove hunting.
May 2, 2012
International Dawn Chorus Day is an annual celebration of birdsong. Get up early and enjoy nature's music.
March 23, 2011
The HSUS expresses its disappointment that the Iowa Senate and House of Representatives have voted to allow the target shooting of mourning doves for the first time since 1918. This bill repeals nearly a century of dove protection policy in Iowa, yet lawmakers rushed it through the process without hardly a word of debate or a serious vetting of the issues.
March 21, 2011
A statewide survey conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc. has revealed that a 54 percent of Iowa voters oppose opening a dove hunting season while only 25 percent support.
November 16, 2009
Last Friday, Wayne Pacelle paid a visit to our newest animal care center—the SPCA Wildlife Care Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
May 28, 2009
The HSUS thanks Minnesota lawmakers for their work to protect animals in the 2009 legislative session.
May 14, 2009
The HSUS thanks the R.I. Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee for hearing testimony in support of a bill to protect doves from target practice.
February 11, 2009
Minnesotans will assemble at the state capitol Wednesday to urge lawmakers to pass animal protection bills.
November 7, 2006
At the ballot box, farm animals won in Arizona and doves won in Michigan.