March 14, 2013
Pennsylvania Committees Criticized for Advancing Bill to Remove State Oversight of Captive Pig Hunts
The Humane Society of the United States criticized the Pennsylvania House and Senate Game and Fisheries Committees for passing legislation that would eliminate all oversight for captive hunting operations for feral pigs.
March 13, 2013
Illinois residents converged on the state capitol for Humane Lobby Day in Illinois on Wednesday to lobby for better animal welfare laws to protect pets and wildlife. Humane Lobby Day is sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States.
March 12, 2013
Indiana residents converged on the state capitol Tuesday to lobby for better animal welfare laws. Humane Lobby Day is sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States and the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®).
February 27, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States praised Illinois Rep. Kelly Burke, D-Evergreen Park, for introducing House Bill 3118, legislation to crack down on captive hunting facilities – fenced enclosures where animals are trapped and shot for guaranteed trophies. HB 3118 would place a moratorium on any new captive hunt facilities for native mammals from opening in the state.
January 22, 2013
The HSUS Urges Maine Legislators to Pass Bill Protecting Bears from Inhumane and Unsporting Practices
The HSUS praised Maine praised Maine state Sen. Edward Mazurek, D-Knox County, for introducing legislation that would enact comprehensive protections for bears
October 29, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States issued a statement in response to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ report that 20 captive deer have escaped from a farm in Jackson County.
October 11, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States Issues Statement on Deadly Disease Discovered in Pennsylvania Deer
The Humane Society of the United States issued a statement in response to Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s report that a captive white-tailed deer has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease – a fatal, incurable disease that affects deer, elk and other cervids.
July 11, 2012
The HSUS issued a statement in response to Texas state agency reports that two mule deer have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease – a fatal, incurable disease that affects white-tailed deer, elk, and other cervids.
April 20, 2012
The HSUS Hollywood office works with entertainment industry to spotlight animal-related issues
April 18, 2012
During the 2012 New York State Humane Lobby Day, more than 150 citizens from across New York met with lawmakers at the Capitol and urged them to pass legislation to protect animals.
April 5, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States welcomes a rule by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service cracking down on unrestricted captive hunting of three critically endangered antelope species at U.S. game ranches – the dama gazelle, addax, and scimitar-horned oryx – that went into effect yesterday.
February 27, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States Issues Statement Regarding Poaching Arrests at Indiana Hunting Facility
Andrew Page, senior director of the Wildlife Abuse campaign for The Humane Society of the United States, issued the following statement in response to Thursday’s raid of an alleged illegal hunting operation in Clay County, Ind.
July 8, 2011
The HSUS Reacts to U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Proposed Rule Eliminating Exemptions for Captive Hunting of Endangered Species
An HSUS lawsuit over the sport-hunting of endangered antelopes at captive hunts, also known as “canned” hunts, has resulted in a new proposed rule by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to prohibit the shooting of these species without individual permits.
June 21, 2011
Posing as hunters, The Humane Society of the Unites States’ undercover investigations unit traveled to captive hunting ranches in Texas and New York and to the live exotic animal auctions that supply these operations. The unethical and cruel practices were detailed in the television special, “Animal Planet Investigates: Captive Hunting Exposed,” which aired June 20.
June 17, 2011
The HSUS commends Congressmen Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., and Brad Sherman, D-Calif., for introducing legislation in the House of Representatives that cracks down on the inhumane and unsportsmanlike practice of shooting exotic animals penned inside fences.
April 20, 2011
The Oregon Court of Appeals has issued a decision confirming the state’s authority to regulate the possession of captive wildlife, and to stop the trophy shooting of tame animals trapped inside fenced enclosures.
March 30, 2011
New York animal advocates are meeting with state lawmakers in Albany today for Humane Lobby Day 2011, and urging support of bills to upgrade laws against animal fighting, canned hunting, cutting cows' tails off and other factory farming abuses. The HSUS organized Lobby Day with the sponsorship of Farm Sanctuary, Humane Society of New York and New York State Humane Association.
February 16, 2011
Animal advocates from across the state will rally at the state capitol in Jackson to urge their legislators to enact stronger animal protection laws as part of Mississippi's Humane Lobby Day 2011, sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States.
February 15, 2011
Animal advocates from across Indiana rallied at the state capitol in Indianapolis to urge their legislators to enact stronger animal protection laws as part of The HSUS' Humane Lobby Day 2011. Citizen advocates urged legislators to strengthen laws to crack down on animal fighting and prohibit coyote and fox penning, and to oppose captive trophy hunts.
October 28, 2010
Hunters in North Dakota support Measure 2, which seeks to ban unsporting captive hunts