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Together, we are making the ocean safer for those who call it home.

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HONOLULU—Today, the Humane Society of the United States along with marine protection and native Hawaiian advocacy organizations commended eBay, Inc., the largest multinational e-commerce corporation in the US, for discontinuing the sale of Hawai‘i’s marine animals on its platform. eBay has long had...

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The following statements of policy have been prepared by the professional staff of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and were approved by its Board of Directors on October 22, 2005. These statements express the values and positions of the HSUS on a wide range of issues involving human...

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The National Marine Fisheries Service has issued new regulations to reduce incidental take or serious injury of marine mammals due to fishing activities. The United States will require trading nations that export seafood to the U.S. to demonstrate that they have protective standards similar to those...

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Together, we can protect horses and burros from cruelty.

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Ninety percent of Hawaii’s residents support legislation that would protect Hawaii’s threatened reefs through sustainability measures and caps on permits to capture reef wildlife for aquariums, according to a new poll. Support was also high for ending this practice altogether.

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The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International, For The Fishes

Together, we can learn how to peacefully coexist with wild animals and support their natural habitats.

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Together, we can keep animals safe in their natural habitat.

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WASHINGTON—Conservation groups filed a rulemaking petition today seeking additional ship-speed limits along the Atlantic coast to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales. In June a baby right whale was found dead off the coast of New Jersey, with propeller wounds across his head...

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As a result of a successful lawsuit by several environmental and animal organizations, a federal judge today ordered federal fishery managers to issue a new rule for critically endangered North Atlantic right whales no later than May 31, 2021. The Center for Biological Diversity, Conservation Law...

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The public display industry keeps many species of marine mammals captive in concrete tanks, especially whales and dolphins. The Humane Society of the United States believes that these animals are best seen in their natural coastal and ocean environments instead of being held captive simply to...

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A federal judge ruled yesterday that the National Marine Fisheries Service’s authorization and management of the American lobster fishery violates the federal Endangered Species Act. The court held that the agency failed to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales and that its...

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In a dramatic shift that signals an eventual end to the practice of keeping captive orcas for public exhibition,SeaWorld announced it would cease all of its orca breeding programs for the company’s nearly 30 whales. This action will make the current group the last generation of SeaWorld’s orcas. The...

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HONOLULU—Native Hawaiian, environmental and wildlife protection groups urged Hawaii Governor David Ige to immediately halt all extraction of marine animals for aquarium purposes on Friday, July 27. This comes following a recent comprehensive review of collection reports showing that more than 126...

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The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works today added several poison pill provisions to the so-called Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, S. 659, which already threatened the interests of wildlife, conservation and public lands, but now is an even more extreme measure. Among other harmful...

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The federal government has proposed a rule to help address longstanding threats to North Atlantic right whales, including death and serious injury from ship strikes and entanglement in commercial fishing gear. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a proposed rule to revise and...

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WASHINGTON - With approximately 400 North Atlantic right whales remaining, and eight found dead this summer, time is running out for the species. The greatest threat to right whales is entanglement in the ropes associated with commercial lobster and crab traps in the U.S. and Canada. The National...

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Wildlife and animal-protection groups submitted recommendations (PDF) today urging Canada’s fishery management agency to continue and expand protections for critically imperiled North Atlantic right whales. Following an unprecedented 12 right whale deaths in Canadian waters in 2017, Fisheries and...

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Conservation and animal-protection groups today sought action by the United States and Canada to prevent painful, deadly entanglements in fishing gear that threaten the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale. In letters to Canadian officials and the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service...

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The Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC)

Humans are fascinated by the intelligent and gregarious nature of the dolphin. As one consequence of this fascination, dolphins are commercially exploited in marine parks, aquaria and "swim-with-the-dolphins" (SWTD) attractions worldwide. In the United States, the Department of Commerce's National...

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