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WASHINGTON—Two days before World Rhino Day, in a disgraceful action that disregards the precarious status of a critically endangered species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has granted approval for the importation of a black rhino hunting trophy into the United States from Namibia, where rhino...

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The Humane Society of the United States has released the results of an undercover investigation into the little-seen but widely criticized culture of wildlife killing contests in the U.S. The investigator visited contest locations in Macedon, New York, and Barnegat, New Jersey and documented contest...

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Band of wild horses

Editor's Note: After this story was originally published, it was brought to our attention that some of the language could be interpreted differently than intended. The HSUS does not believe that wild horses are overpopulated, and the story's subtitle has been revised to remove the word...

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Karen E. Lange

From a pigeon’s perspective, city living can’t be beat. Food and water are readily available. Predators are rare. Plus, there’s plenty of free housing. Pigeons find our window ledges, rooftops, bridges, and warehouses to be ideal substitutes for the natural ledges in cliff sides that they have...

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Sammi explores the natural areas in his outdoor enclosure.

Imagine venturing so far into nature that your only surroundings are the beauty of the landscape, the sky and the wildlife living in that unspoiled habitat. Two volunteers for the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust, an affiliate of The HSUS, recently did just that, visiting protected land to observe...

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Kelly L. Williams

New Jersey State Sen. Raymond Lesniak, D-Union, was a recipient of the 2016 TAFA Humane Legislator Award at a ceremony held during the Taking Action For Animals national conference in Arlington, Virginia, on Saturday. The award, given by the Humane Society of the United States, recognizes Lesniak...

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The Board of Directors of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) today announced that it has unanimously approved and directed the implementation of enhancements to the organization’s governance practices and policies following a comprehensive Board governance review conducted by Gibson...

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Loretta, a chimpanzee, holding an apple in a fall orchard

Nestled on 236 mountainous acres, the HSUS-supported Project Chimps sanctuary is a true haven for chimpanzees retired from medical research. If you’re curious about what it takes to keep these intelligent, sensitive creatures healthy and intellectually stimulated, why not plan a visit? Though...

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We strongly condemn the violations of the HSUS’ Policy Against Sexual and Other Types of Harassment that have occurred within our organization. We thank the courageous women who came forward and reported their experiences of harassment through our investigation process. We apologize to them. We...

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WASHINGTON — The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society Legislative Fund and Personal Care Products Council issue the following joint statement on the introduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives: “Today marks a historic moment with the...

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The Humane Society of the United States today announced U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, as its Humane Horseman of the Year. Each year, the group bestows the award on an individual who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to protect American equines. Sen. Graham is being recognized...

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The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund are pleased that Interior bill provides $6 million for a pilot program to move the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Program away from lethal management methods like slaughter. The language for the pilot...

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