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Botswana sells 60 elephants for trophy hunts at first auction since it ended ban

Botswana sells 60 elephants for trophy hunts at first auction since it ended ban

Botswana today auctioned off the lives of 60 of its elephants, giving trophy hunters around the world a license to kill these gentle giants for fun. This was the first elephant auction held since the country lifted a five-year ban on such hunts last year; . . . 

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860 animal lives on offer at trophy hunters’ Reno convention; elephants, wolves, leopards and black bears in peril

860 animal lives on offer at trophy hunters’ Reno convention; elephants, wolves, leopards and black bears in peril

Next Wednesday, trophy hunters with a yen for slaying some of the world’s most endangered and threatened animals will gather in Reno, Nevada, for the annual Safari Club International convention. This is perhaps one of the world’s largest such gatherings, and it’s a grim affair. . . . 

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Coronavirus offers more proof why China needs to shut down live wild animal markets for good

Coronavirus offers more proof why China needs to shut down live wild animal markets for good

The Chinese wildlife trade is mired in long-held beliefs about the benefits of eating exotic and often endangered animals for good health. But the reality stands in stark contrast. The markets in China where live wild animals, including endangered species like pangolins, are bought and . . . 

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HSI responders saving koalas, kangaroos and other animals in wildfire-ravaged Australia

HSI responders saving koalas, kangaroos and other animals in wildfire-ravaged Australia

The Humane Society International rescue team’s reports from Australia’s Kangaroo Island describe an “apocalyptic” scene. Once a critical wildlife habitat celebrated the world over for its pristine wilderness, Kangaroo Island has been ravaged by the recent bushfires, with at least 600 square miles of land . . . 

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Norwegian company fires U.S. executive amidst rising public sentiment against trophy hunting

Norwegian company fires U.S. executive amidst rising public sentiment against trophy hunting

Public disapproval of trophy hunting and the havoc trophy hunters wreak on the world’s endangered and threatened wildlife is on the rise, both here in the United States and around the globe. We recently saw a striking example of this in play when a Norwegian . . . 

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HSI will deploy this week to help animals affected by Australian wildfires

HSI will deploy this week to help animals affected by Australian wildfires

Wildfires ravaging the Australian continent have killed 25 people and are taking an unprecedented toll on the country’s rich wildlife and other animals. We have all seen these heart-wrenching images in the media: dead koalas scattered across scorched landscapes; frightened cows standing under orange-red skies . . . 

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Let’s make this the year we end cosmetics testing in all of the United States

Let’s make this the year we end cosmetics testing in all of the United States

Residents of three U.S. states can now buy cosmetics in stores without having to worry whether they may have been tested on animals. On New Year’s Day yesterday, a ban on the sales of cosmetics newly tested on animals went into effect in California, Illinois . . . 

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In 2019, the HSUS and our affiliates produced extraordinary gains for all animals

In 2019, the HSUS and our affiliates produced extraordinary gains for all animals

The year 2019 was one of extraordinary gains for animals trapped in the cruel business of fur, for companion animals who are the victims of malicious cruelty, for wild animals at risk of extinction because of trophy hunting and the wildlife products trade, and for . . . 

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In 2019, HSI drove key global wins for farm animals and against dog meat trade, wildlife trafficking and more

In 2019, HSI drove key global wins for farm animals and against dog meat trade, wildlife trafficking and more

With a presence in more than 50 countries, Humane Society International has the reach and the ability to create lasting and transformational change for animals around the globe. In 2019, among several achievements, our team helped win key victories for giraffes, elephants and rhinos at . . . 

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Victories for wildlife in 2019 include wins against wildlife killing contests, trophy hunting and marine mammal captivity

Victories for wildlife in 2019 include wins against wildlife killing contests, trophy hunting and marine mammal captivity

In 2019, the Humane Society of the United States and our affiliates delivered many victories for wildlife, here in the United States and globally. We made great strides in protecting giraffes, native carnivores like bobcats and cougars, and marine mammals, including whales and dolphins in . . . 

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In 2019, we made big strides for companion animals in puppy mills, dog meat trade, research and more

In 2019, we made big strides for companion animals in puppy mills, dog meat trade, research and more

Each year, our campaigns work on a multitude of issues related to improving the lives of companion animals, including dogs, cats and horses. In 2019, we made incredible gains on this front, culminating with the signing of the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act . . . 

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U.S. should deny Trump Jr. permit to import endangered sheep trophy from Mongolia

U.S. should deny Trump Jr. permit to import endangered sheep trophy from Mongolia

Last week, news that Donald Trump Jr. had trophy hunted an argali sheep protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act during a trip to Mongolia outraged Americans. Just as outrageous was the revelation that this hunt, which took place last summer, was partially funded by . . . 

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