Wildlife/Marine Mammals

Silver State comes in last place on exotic pet ownership

Silver State comes in last place on exotic pet ownership

Earlier this month, a woman on the run from authorities in Texas fled to Nevada with her collection of tigers, monkeys, a fox, and a skunk — and her 14-year-old daughter who was living under the same roof as the wild animals. A California couple, whose escaped pet tiger prowled neighborhoods for weeks before finally . . . 

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Delisting a disaster for grizzlies

Delisting a disaster for grizzlies

The Obama Administration has done a lot of things right, but it’s not been good to grizzly bears. It’s worked to delist these big bruins from the Endangered Species Act, even though the time is not ripe to do so. Special interest groups – including the ranching, hard-rock mining, oil and gas, timber, and ski . . . 

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Some important, diverse international
gains for us

Some important, diverse international <br>gains for us

Humane Society International, which works around the world on issues ranging from fighting wildlife trafficking to ending the dog meat trade and abuse of farm animals, is celebrating a number of victories in recent days: Vietnam destroys two tons of ivory and rhino horn Vietnam sounded a clarion call against elephant and rhino poaching this . . . 

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Battling for bobcats in Illinois and throughout the nation

Battling for bobcats in Illinois and throughout the nation

This week, Illinois reopened its first bobcat hunt in more than 40 years. In the days to come, many of these small but beautiful creatures – only slightly larger than the average housecat – will be chased down by packs of dogs, shot with guns or bows and arrows, and violently clasped and placed in . . . 

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A Trump administration and animal protection

A Trump administration and animal protection

In the United States, we fight like cats and dogs during elections. But in their aftermath, we’re not nearly as forgiving as creatures who get into a scrape and then put the tussle behind them. The nation has just gone through a tough battle, with half the country supporting one candidate and half backing the . . . 

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Voters say ‘no’ to factory farming, wildlife trafficking

Voters say ‘no’ to factory farming, wildlife trafficking

On a day when our divisions have been lain bare by the results of the presidential election – where the two candidates evenly split the popular vote in a race characterized by extreme bitterness – we again demonstrated that promoting protections for animals is a cause that can unite our nation. In the three major . . . 

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Election 2016 live blog – animal issues

Election 2016 live blog – animal issues

Scroll down for live updates » The first polls close in just a few hours, and soon after the results will start pouring, you’ll get first news of the results on animal issues here, at A Humane Nation. As with every general election ballot since 1990 – when The HSUS and The Fund for Animals . . . 

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Opinion leaders rally behind animal issues on eve of national election

Opinion leaders rally behind animal issues on eve of national election

Momentum is building in the three states where The HSUS and the Humane Society Legislative Fund are actively campaigning for and against animal-related ballot measures – for pro-animal measures in Massachusetts (Yes on Question 3) and Oregon (Yes on Measure 100), and against an Oklahoma referendum (No on 777) that seeks to give unjustifiable special . . . 

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America’s own Cecil problem

America’s own Cecil problem

This past Tuesday marked the resumption of an ugly, archaic chapter in the history of wildlife management in the West: New Mexico resumed a recreational trapping program for cougars, a practice that had been prohibited in the state for the last 40 years. New Mexico joins Texas as the only states to permit cougar trapping. . . . 

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Amendment 71 is a stealth attack on Colorado voters, animal welfare

Amendment 71 is a stealth attack on Colorado voters, animal welfare

It’s a sure sign that politicians are on the wrong side of history when they try and thwart the will of the voters. Amendment 71 in Colorado is a pretty transparent example of just such gamesmanship. But let’s not reduce this to a matter of political process – a sort of decision-making abstraction. This attempt . . . 

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