Current Selections
Showing 20 of 261 results

African lions are stunning and iconic creatures in danger of extinction.

Animal

Whether you call them mountain lions or cougars, they’re one of the most adaptable big cats in the Western Hemisphere.

Animal
Photo collage of a lion vanishing from the safari

A long time ago, when Stephen Slack was just five or six, he went hunting with his father for pheasants and ducks in the Iowa countryside around their home. Back then it was not about trophies; it was not a single-minded pursuit of awards for killing animals. Instead, Slack remembers early mornings...

Article
Karen E. Lange

These sleek, beautiful animals live in coastal waters, hunting for fish in the sea and returning to land to give birth to their young.

Animal

WASHINGTON—The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International and Humane Society Legislative Fund sent a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last week calling out that the agency is not fulfilling its mandate under the Endangered Species Act by allowing imports of African...

Press Release

According to international trade data, American hunters comprise the vast majority of the clientele for South Africa’s notorious canned hunting operations for African lions. Of the 429 trophies from captive lions traded internationally in 2014, Americans took the lives of 363 lions and imported...

Press Release
Humane Society International

WASHINGTON—A majestic lion named Mopane was allegedly killed by an American hunter outside of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe last week. Mopane’s death has sparked international outcry with details surrounding his killing similar to those of Cecil the lion, slaughtered in 2015 in the same area...

Press Release

RICHMOND—The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International, Center for Biological Diversity, and Born Free USA sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for violating the law by failing to post online elephant and lion trophy permitting records as required by the Freedom of...

Press Release
Humane Society International

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...

Press Release
Humane Society International

WASHINGTON – An undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International revealed dozens of items made from imperiled wildlife for sale last week at the Safari Club International convention in Reno, Nevada. These items included elephant skin furniture...

Press Release

DENVER—The U.S. District Court of Colorado has ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated the law by funding a Colorado Parks and Wildlife plan to kill hundreds of mountain lions and dozens of black bears without properly analyzing the risks to those animals’ populations and the rest of...

Press Release

Three conservation and animal-protection organizations sued (PDF) the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for funding a Colorado Parks and Wildlife plan to kill hundreds of mountain lions and dozens of black bears without analyzing the risks to the state’s environment. The multi-year plan to kill...

Press Release

Trophy hunters have killed approximately 29,000 lions in the U.S. in the last decade, according to a report, Cecil 2: Trophy Hunting America’s Lion (PDF), released today by The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International. The report reveals the five states with the highest...

Press Release
Humane Society International

Americans in every region and both major parties demonstrate a deep dislike of trophy hunting, and there is negligible support for allowing trophies parts from elephants and lions to come into the country.

Press Release