October 23, 2013
The Los Angeles City Council passed a motion directing the city attorney to draft an ordinance to prohibit the use of bullhooks and other tools to inflict pain for the purpose of training and controlling the behavior of elephants used in circuses and traveling shows to take effect in three years.
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.
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.
December 7, 2011
Purchase the ACE Grant-winning documentary "One Lucky Elephant" on DVD.
September 22, 2011
"Born To Be Wild"—Bringing you elephants and orangutans up close and very personal
July 5, 2011
An award-winning documentary, "Elephant in the Living Room" reveals what's wrong with keeping wild animals as pets
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.
June 24, 2010
The HSUS sponsored the LA Film Festival premiere of "One Lucky Elephant."
June 17, 2010
Babe, a most beloved African elephant, lived at our Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch for 14 years after being discarded from a traveling circus. She died Monday surrounded by those who loved her most.
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 16, 2010
Documentaries focusing on animal welfare issues such as exotic pet ownership have gained widespread recognition this year, thanks in part to The HSUS's Animal Content in Entertainment (ACE) program.
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!
February 2, 2009
Ringling Brothers will finally stand trial to face charges that the circus mistreats its Asian elephants in violation of the Endangered Species Act.
June 23, 2008
A Q&A with Officer Tim Harrison who is featured in the film "The Elephant in the Living Room", winner of the 2008 $25,000 ACE documentary grant