Wildlife/Marine Mammals

Every whale counts

Every whale counts

The images of the orca Tahlequah keeping her dead calf afloat in Puget Sound while trying to keep pace with the other members of her pod have moved millions worldwide. The calf died on July 24 just half an hour after being born, raising not . . . 

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Let’s seize the moment for animal protection

Let’s seize the moment for animal protection

The annual Taking Action for Animals Conference, organized by the Humane Society of the United States with the Humane Society Legislative Fund and other supportive organizations, concluded today with hundreds of participants lobbying their members of Congress on Capitol Hill and discussing important animal protection . . . 

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Breaking: Trump administration proposes new changes to weaken Endangered Species Act

Breaking: Trump administration proposes new changes to weaken Endangered Species Act

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson During the past year and a half, the Trump administration and the 115th Congress have launched over a hundred attacks on the Endangered Species Act, the bedrock law that protects endangered and threatened animal species and their habitats. Today, . . . 

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Coyote trapped in plastic tubing and bare bear make remarkable recovery at the Fund for Animals Wildlife Center

Coyote trapped in plastic tubing and bare bear make remarkable recovery at the Fund for Animals Wildlife Center

For the last few months, our Fund for Animals Wildlife Center in Ramona, California, has been home to two high-profile residents: a coyote found with plastic construction tubing wrapped around her neck, and a bear, Eve, who came to us severely underweight and completely bald. . . . 

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Pathbreaking DC Cat Count project would help humanely manage outdoor cat populations

Pathbreaking DC Cat Count project would help humanely manage outdoor cat populations

An estimated 30 to 40 million cats live outdoors in the continental United States at any given time. These are bright and intelligent creatures who are no different from your house cat, and the Humane Society of the United States has long advocated for their . . . 

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On World Chimpanzee Day, let’s celebrate progress and seek a better future for our ‘closest cousins’

On World Chimpanzee Day, let’s celebrate progress and seek a better future for our ‘closest cousins’

When Dr. Jane Goodall went to Africa to study wild chimpanzees exactly 58 years ago today, she embarked on a career that forever changed the way the world views chimpanzees. Over time, learning of the threats to chimpanzees in both captivity and the wild, Dr. . . . 

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Defying the world again, Iceland kills what may be an endangered blue whale

By on July 12, 2018 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 5 Comments
Defying the world again, Iceland kills what may be an endangered blue whale

The images are sickening and reminiscent of the photos trophy hunters tend to post with their safari kills. Workers for the Icelandic whaling industry are seen posing with and sitting on top of what appears to be the corpse of a blue whale — the . . . 

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Wild Neighbors program offers humane solutions for urban wildlife conflicts

By on July 10, 2018 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 1 Comment
Wild Neighbors program offers humane solutions for urban wildlife conflicts

The Humane Society of the United States has been working to reduce and humanely resolve human-wildlife conflicts in urban areas for over three decades, and during this time – as development and urbanization have grown apace — we have seen incidents continue to increase. Wild . . . 

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Americans react with outrage, disgust to giraffe hunter’s photos boasting of kill

Americans react with outrage, disgust to giraffe hunter’s photos boasting of kill

Exactly three years after the killing of Cecil the lion sparked outrage among the American public, one more U.S. trophy hunter is making international headlines for killing an imperiled animal — this time a giraffe. The news of this hunt comes just weeks after another . . . 

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Tell NIH to send the last of the research chimpanzees to sanctuary

Tell NIH to send the last of the research chimpanzees to sanctuary

Many of you were by our side as we worked successfully to outlaw the use of chimpanzees in invasive research in the United States, a tremendous achievement and one that enjoyed the support of millions of Americans, including members of the scientific community. Now, we . . . 

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