Wildlife/Marine Mammals

Alert: Help us stop Wyoming and Idaho from opening trophy hunts on Yellowstone grizzly bears

Alert: Help us stop Wyoming and Idaho from opening trophy hunts on Yellowstone grizzly bears

Wyoming and Idaho’s aggressive plans for the trophy hunting of the remaining 700 or so Yellowstone-area grizzly bears this year are unscientific and – unless stopped — will set bear conservation back by decades. No one knows how many grizzlies are now living in the Yellowstone area, but we know how many have perished in . . . 

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Iceland to resume killing of endangered fin whales

Iceland to resume killing of endangered fin whales

Iceland seems to be the most confused of nations when it comes to whales. On the one hand it attracts international tourists from all over the world to go out and see whales as part of their encounters with Iceland’s many natural wonders. On the other hand it kills whales for profit, with some portion . . . 

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Hawaii’s tropical fish, under assault from aquarium collectors, win another reprieve in court

Hawaii’s tropical fish, under assault from aquarium collectors, win another reprieve in court

Hawaii is one of the world’s biggest suppliers of aquarium fish, with a vast aquarium industry that collects and sells nearly a million tropical fish from the state’s coral reefs each year. This industry is both cruel and unsustainable, and it has placed Hawaii’s coral reefs, already threatened by pollution, climate change and ocean acidification, . . . 

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HSUS 2017 annual report: Driving change for all animals around the globe

HSUS 2017 annual report: Driving change for all animals around the globe

This week we release our 2017 annual report, an account of recent achievements in our broad-ranging mission to help all animals. The report is teeming with encouraging news about the advances we made on issues ranging from negotiating with corporations, to producing large-scale animal welfare reforms, to pressing for major legislative goals, to educating and . . . 

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United Kingdom, Taiwan announce they will introduce elephant ivory bans

United Kingdom, Taiwan announce they will introduce elephant ivory bans

Two more nations this week announced their decision to come down hard on commercial sales of elephant ivory, further strengthening the global campaign to save these gentle giants from poachers and wildlife traffickers. On Tuesday, the United Kingdom said it will introduce what Prime Minister Teresa May described as “one of the toughest bans on . . . 

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InStyle magazine says no to fur; Fur-free pioneer Gucci among HSUS’s Spira Award recipients

InStyle magazine says no to fur; Fur-free pioneer Gucci among HSUS’s Spira Award recipients

The news that InStyle magazine has joined the shifting tide away from fur signals a remarkable change in the fashion industry’s attitude. Laura Brown, InStyle’s editor-in-chief who did a panel discussion on fur-free fashion with The HSUS’s Humane Generation in February, writes: “I want to be clear that InStyle does not photograph fur nor do . . . 

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As Canada moves to reopen its controversial commercial seal hunt, one more market – India – bans seal skins

As Canada moves to reopen its controversial commercial seal hunt, one more market – India – bans seal skins

In the coming days, Canada is expected to open its commercial seal hunt, where defenseless, weeks-old pups are shot or battered to death with clubs. But we just got some terrific news about India banning the import of seal skins, eliminating yet another potential market for commercial seal skins. Humane Society International and our partner . . . 

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Race to save Riff Raff the elephant

Race to save Riff Raff the elephant

The life of a 40-to-45-year-old collared bull elephant in South Africa is hanging in the balance as conservation groups battle to save him from being shot as a ‘nuisance’ animal on a reserve that’s been his home for more than half his life. Riff Raff is a victim of a growing problem in South Africa, . . . 

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Big wins for wolves, bears, horses, and other animals in 2018 budget

Big wins for wolves, bears, horses, and other animals in 2018 budget

There’s great news for animals in the final 2018 budget bill that President Trump signed into law today. The bottom line is this: the budget bill includes language to restrict funds from being used to harm horses and to address a purge of key animal enforcement records, it increases federal resources to enforce significant animal . . . 

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Florida’s iguana overpopulation needs a humane solution that doesn’t include bashing in their heads

Florida’s iguana overpopulation needs a humane solution that doesn’t include bashing in their heads

Wildlife control actions go wrong when they lack justifiable objectives, fail to rely on a science-based approach, and fail the test of humaneness. We’ve seen a brutal example of this playing out in South Florida for the last few weeks, courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, which has hired contractors from the University . . . 

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