September 12, 2015
Kangaroos Win Protection, As HSUS Stymies Late Maneuver in California Legislature to Allow Imports of Skins for Shoes
It was an extraordinarily successful session for animal protection in California, with the capstone being defeat of a maneuver by the government of Australia to repeal a decades-old ban, set to resume in January, on the trade in kangaroos skins and meat.
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.
August 26, 2015
Since the death of Cecil the lion in early July, 42 airlines have announced or reaffirmed bans on wildlife trophy shipments on their carriers
August 6, 2015
Some of the world’s largest air carriers, including UPS, FedEx and South African Airways, are under pressure from leading animal protection charity Humane Society International to adopt an immediate ban on the transport of hunting trophies, especially Africa’s “Big Five”: African elephants, rhinoceroses, African lions, leopards and Cape buffalo.
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.
April 22, 2015
When Montana banned the keeping of red-eared sliders as pets, The HSUS worked with the state to return dozens of the former pet turtles to their natural habitats.
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.
October 2, 2013
Investigation into Illegal Internet Wildlife Trafficking Results in 33 Written Arrests and 40 Warnings
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission led a crackdown on the illegal Internet wildlife trade, resulting in 33 written arrests and 40 warnings. The Humane Society of the United States assisted in the investigation by providing specially trained volunteers to conduct Internet searches to identify illegal wildlife items being sold online.
September 17, 2013
This session, the California Legislature sent six animal protection bills to Gov. Jerry Brown, four of which he has already signed.
September 13, 2013
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service immediately listed the southern white rhino as a threatened species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, giving the species greater protection from poaching. With two or three rhinos poached every day for their horns, conservationists believe that within a few years’ time, there will be no more rhinos in the wild in Africa.
August 6, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States Applauds NOAA Decision to Deny Georgia Aquarium Application to Import 18 Wild-Caught Beluga Whales
Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, released the following statement praising a decision by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to deny an application to import 18 wild-caught beluga whales for public display at U.S. aquariums.