January 27, 2015
Animal protection and conservation organizations petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reclassify gray wolves under the Endangered Species Act as threatened throughout the contiguous United States, with the exception of the Mexican gray wolf which remains listed as endangered.
September 5, 2014
Once hunted to the brink of extinction, gray wolves are again caught in the crosshairs. Here's a look at one of nature's most misunderstood creatures and the fight to protect them.
December 20, 2013
“Medicine of the Wolf,” a documentary examining the treatment of America’s gray wolves, has won the eighth annual Animal Content in Entertainment documentary grant offered by The Humane Society of the United States.
November 14, 2013
Michigan native Iggy Pop, a music legend and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has endorsed the Keep Michigan Wolves Protected campaign to stop the trophy hunting of wolves and restore the right of Michigan voters to have a say over wildlife policy. Michigan’s first wolf hunt in decades begins tomorrow.
July 11, 2013
The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission approved an unjustified and devastating proposal to expand trophy hunting of Montana’s wolves.
June 19, 2013
A statewide survey reveals Wisconsin voters, by more than an eight-to-one margin, strongly oppose the trophy hunting and trapping of wolves, with strong majorities in every demographic group and political affiliation supporting wolf protection.
June 7, 2013
The Department of Interior has announced its plans to drop endangered species protections for the still-recovering gray wolf population in the lower 48 states, a decision that could leave wolves vulnerable to exploitation from ranchers and trophy hunting and trapping organizations.
May 14, 2013
A roadside zoo in Mississippi has lost its exhibitor license after 43 years. The U.S. Department of Agriculture revoked the license following an undercover investigation and legal complaints to state and federal officials by The Humane Society of the United States.
May 9, 2013
Gov. Rick Snyder signed into a law a bill that nullifies the voice of voters in deciding whether the state’s fragile and declining wolf population can be designated as a game species for hunting and trapping.
May 2, 2013
The Michigan House passed legislation Thursday to block voters from having a say in whether the state’s fragile and declining wolf population can be designated as a game species for hunting and trapping.
April 29, 2013
A new TV ad 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 traditional non-game animals, including wolves and sandhill cranes.
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.
March 27, 2013
Keep Michigan Wolves Protected submitted 253,705 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office, that, when certified, will place any plans for a wolf hunting season on hold until Michigan voters decide the issue at the ballot box in November 2014.
February 12, 2013
A coalition of wildlife protection groups, including The Humane Society of the United States, Born Free USA, Help Our Wolves Live and Friends of Animals and Their Environment, filed suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over its decision to remove the protections of the Endangered Species Act from gray wolves living in the western Great Lakes region.
December 28, 2012
The HSUS expressed its disappointment over Gov. Snyder's signing of legislation that designates the wolf as a game species and authorizes the Natural Resources Commission to establish a wolf hunting season.
December 13, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States Condemns Michigan Legislature’s Action to Allow Wolf Trophy Hunting
The Humane Society of the United States issued a statement in response to the disappointing vote in the Michigan House to advance Senate Bill 1350 to Governor Snyder.
December 7, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States and The Fund for Animals filed a lawsuit in federal court today challenging the decision of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove wolves in Wyoming from the federal list of endangered species.
October 15, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States Files Notice of Suit to Restore Federal Protection for Great Lakes Wolves
On the day of the first public wolf hunting and trapping season in the Great Lakes region in more than 40 years, The Humane Society of the United States and The Fund for Animals served notice that they will file suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to restore federal protections for Great Lakes wolves under the Endangered Species Act.
August 17, 2012
Young wolf advocate Alyssa Grayson proves that you're never too young to make a difference for animals. Listen in to our chat with this terrific kid.