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

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As the “endangered species capital of the world,” Hawai‘i knows first-hand the devastating impacts of losing significant and iconic native species. The state has now taken a historic step in helping to prevent the further loss of critically endangered species within its own borders and abroad. With...

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Humane Society International

To end the cruel treatment of dogs in mass breeding operations.

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What is a puppy mill? Puppy mills are inhumane high-volume dog breeding facilities that churn out puppies for profit, ignoring the needs of the pups and their mothers. We're fighting to end this cruelty, but we need your help. Here are seven ways you can take action to stop puppy mills: 1. Help make...

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

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We’re making life better for farm animals. As the COVID-19 pandemic spread and legislatures across the country ended sessions early, we didn’t let up—and in July, after a year of campaigning, we celebrated as Colorado’s governor signed our cage-free egg bill into law. We also adapted our in-person...

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By Kelly L. Williams

ANNAPOLIS—Today the Maryland General Assembly passed a bill that prohibits gruesome wildlife killing contests, in which participants compete to kill the most, the heaviest and the smallest animals for cash and prizes. In February 2020, the Humane Society of the United States released an undercover...

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

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MARYLAND—Today the Maryland legislature passed a bill that would ban the sale of parts and products made from imperiled wildlife species. The legislation is now headed to Gov. Larry Hogan for his signature. The bill (HB 52/SB 381) prohibits the trade in Maryland of products made from 15 at-risk...

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WASHINGTON—In the wake of media reports that China will delay issuance of regulations that would allow a limited domestic trade in tiger bone and rhino horn, Humane Society International and the Humane Society of the United States call for permanent reinstatement of a complete ban. China announced...

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Members of the House and Senate called on the Congress to prevent USDA and agribusiness trade groups – including the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Pork Producer’s Council – from diverting tens of millions of dollars a year to salaries, lobbying and other inappropriate and...

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The Los Angeles Superior Court has upheld California’s ban on trade in ivory and rhino horn, rejecting claims that the ban was unconstitutional. The Ivory Education Institute—a group promoting ivory use—challenged the law in 2015. The Natural Resources Defense Council, the Center for Biological...

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Dazzle Africa, the HSUS and HSI applaud Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval for signing a bill to prohibit the intrastate sale of products derived from wild animals threatened by wildlife trafficking. Senate Bill 194, introduced by Sen. Mo Denis, D-Las Vegas, will ensure that Nevada does not contribute to...

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Wildlife conservation groups sued the Trump administration today to force officials to propose Endangered Species Act protections for critically imperiled pangolins. Today’s lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service notes that pangolins, which inhabit Asia and Africa, are in grave danger of...

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is earning praise for signing legislation to restrict the intrastate sale of ivory and rhino horn products. House Bill 4843, introduced by Rep. Martin Moylan of Des Plaines, will ensure that Illinois does not contribute to the illegal wildlife trade. The Humane Society of...

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Sooner or later, many dog lovers return home to find some unexpected damage inflicted on their furniture, shoes or other items by their dog or, more specifically, their dog's teeth. Although dogs make great use of their vision and sense of smell to explore the world, one of their favorite ways to...

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Selling parts and products made from imperiled wildlife species could soon be banned in Illinois thanks to the passage of HB 395, which is headed to Gov. J.B. Pritzker for his signature. This bill amends the Ivory Ban Act, by banning the trade of products made from 16 additional species including...

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A recent statewide poll shows that California voters of both parties overwhelmingly support—by a more than 10-to-1 margin—closing the loophole in California’s decades-old elephant ivory sales ban and ending rhino horn trade. These polling results were consistent across every major demographic...

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The HSUS, Oakland Zoo, CAZA, Wildlife Conservation Society, IFAW, PAWS, Born Free USA and NRDC Commission Poll
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By Bethany W. Adams

WASHINGTON—Conservation and animal protection groups sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for failing to propose critical Endangered Species Act protections for Africa’s rapidly dwindling giraffe population. Each year, giraffe parts including bones and skins are imported into the U.S. to be...

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