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We're standing against the most egregious abuses of wildlife.

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The American Kennel Club (AKC) Every year, breeders and trainers gather in New York for the Westminster Dog Show to celebrate the beauty and grace of purebred dogs. It's a delightful event for any dog lover. But investigations have repeatedly shown that one of the major players at Westminster is not...

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To save wildlife from being killed just for bragging rights.

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska—A lawsuit filed today in federal District Court in Alaska charges the Interior Department and National Park Service with violating multiple laws when adopting a rule that would open up national preserves in Alaska to hunting practices like baiting brown bears and killing wolves...

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What are captive hunts? Captive hunting operations—also referred to as "shooting preserves," "canned hunts," or "game ranches"—are private trophy hunting facilities that offer their customers the opportunity to kill exotic and native animals trapped within enclosures. Some facilities have even...

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The Humane Society of the United States launched a hard-hitting television advertising campaign to stop a movement in Congress to allow egregious killing methods targeting grizzly bears and wolves in Alaska on National Wildlife Refuges—the one category of federal lands specifically set aside for the...

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The Humane Society of the United States launched a hard-hitting television advertising campaign to stop a movement in Congress to allow egregious killing methods targeting grizzly bears and wolves in Alaska on National Wildlife Refuges—the one category of federal lands specifically set aside for the...

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The Indiana House passed legislation allowing privately-owned facilities in the state to stock deer and elk for trophy-seekers, letting them pay to shoot the semi-tame animals trapped in enclosures for guaranteed kills. By shipping deer and elk across state lines to be stocked in these fenced...

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WARNING: This page contains graphic content. Want to kill a majestic big cat but are pressed for time? It helps to remove chance from the equation. And the vendors at the Safari Club International convention can help you do just that. “We pre-bait for people, if you want,” says a safari operator...

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Karen E. Lange
Illustration of a man carrying a dead coyote among other participants of a wildlife killing contest

WARNING: This page contains graphic content. At first glance, the event held behind a restaurant in upstate New York looked like an ordinary community gathering. There were “people with strollers, families, people walking around with beers and coffee and whatnot—almost like a fair,” the Humane...

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By James Hettinger

Canada's annual commercial seal hunt is the largest slaughter of marine mammals on the planet. Facing harsh criticism the world over because of the hunt's cruelty and unsustainability, the Canadian government and fishing industry have spread much misinformation. Here are the basic facts about the...

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The Humane Society of the United States applauds the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for finalizing a rule prohibiting cruel hunting methods on more than 76 million acres of National Wildlife Refuge lands in Alaska. Effective 30 days from publication, state officials and trophy hunters on National...

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed House Bill 4226, which would have legalized bobcat hunting and trapping in the state. The Humane Society of the United States, other animal protection groups, environmental organizations, the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times all opposed the bill. The legislation...

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Jefferson City, MISSOURI—Records obtained by the Humane Society of the United States from the Missouri Department of Conservation Commission show that Missourians strongly oppose a proposed trophy hunting season on black bears. More than 2,000 comments were against the hunt, while approximately 100...

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The Indiana Senate shot down legislation that would legalize captive hunting operations. H.B. 1453 was the latest attempt by the captive hunting industry to legalize privately-owned facilities to stock deer and elk for trophy-seekers, letting them pay to shoot the semi-tame animals trapped in...

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What is Internet hunting? Internet hunting—also called remote controlled hunting—utilizes Internet technology to allow a computer user to hunt large game and exotic animals from their own home. The controversial practice originated in San Antonio, Texas, with the launching of the website Live-Shot...

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From the soaring eagles we watch from afar to the pet parakeets and canaries chirping in our homes ...

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Conservation and animal protection groups sued the Trump administration today for illegally establishing the “International Wildlife Conservation Council,” an advisory panel stacked with people who have personal or financial interests in killing or importing rare or endangered animals from overseas...

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Center for Biological Diversity, Democracy Forward, Natural Resources Defense Council

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted to forego its controversial black bear hunt, promising to revisit the issue in 2017. Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, issued the following statement: “Florida residents spoke in overwhelming...

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