Wildlife/Marine Mammals

Inside a unique program that prevents cruelty to elephants in South Africa

Inside a unique program that prevents cruelty to elephants in South Africa

As human development and activity increasingly encroach on wild habitats, one of the most challenging parts of protecting wild animals from suffering is figuring out solutions for coexistence. In this shrinking wild world, elephants have a particularly hard time—in part because their ranges are so . . . 

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Here’s why the global ban on whaling is as essential as ever

Here’s why the global ban on whaling is as essential as ever

More than forty years since the global moratorium on commercial whaling was adopted, it is justly regarded as one of the most important conservation and animal protection measures of all time. By most estimates it’s saved hundreds of thousands of whales from the harpoon and . . . 

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Nearly 300,000 Britons call on UK government to end fur and foie gras imports

Nearly 300,000 Britons call on UK government to end fur and foie gras imports

The people have spoken: On September 29, Humane Society International/UK and coalition partners presented the UK government with a petition that included almost 300,000 signatures in support of a nationwide fur and foie gras import ban. The handover of the petition coincided with indications that . . . 

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More than 1,000 coyotes have been slaughtered in Oregon’s ‘killing contests’ over the past 4 years

More than 1,000 coyotes have been slaughtered in Oregon’s ‘killing contests’ over the past 4 years

Earlier this week, we led a coalition of organizations in submitting a petition to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission proposing a ban on killing contests in the state. Wildlife killing contests are grisly events where participants compete to kill as many animals as possible . . . 

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Following our investigation, pressure builds to ban fur farming in Romania

Following our investigation, pressure builds to ban fur farming in Romania

We’re pressing Romania to ban fur farming on the strength of hard-hitting evidence just released from our undercover investigation of chinchilla breeding operations in that Eastern European nation. Humane Society International/Europe’s film footage and documentation paint a desperate picture of animals housed in bleak and . . . 

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Coyotes need humane, scientific solutions to potential conflicts

By on September 23, 2022 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 7 Comments
Coyotes need humane, scientific solutions to potential conflicts

There is an aggressive group of anti-coyote propogandists emerging in many communities, as a recent article in the Los Angeles Times on the presence of coyotes in a dozen or so California localities suggests. The belligerence of these propagandists, and their disdain for best practices . . . 

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We’re honoring lawmakers for their efforts to save sharks and end the shark fin trade

We’re honoring lawmakers for their efforts to save sharks and end the shark fin trade

At a time when bipartisanship can be unpredictable in politics, it’s particularly gratifying to recognize four lawmakers who have joined together to advance one of the most urgent animal protection measures in the Congress, the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act. This week, we’re honoring Senate . . . 

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California bear injured by arrow is first heartbreaking sign of cruel trophy hunting season  

By on September 19, 2022 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 19 Comments
California bear injured by arrow is first heartbreaking sign of cruel trophy hunting season  

Last week, residents of Arcadia, California, spotted a black bear they were used to seeing around the neighborhood. But this time, something was different. The bear was moaning and was clearly suffering; an arrow was sticking out of his flesh. This is a heartbreaking reminder . . . 

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For Fashion Week, let’s celebrate the brands putting fur out of fashion

By on September 9, 2022 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 11 Comments
For Fashion Week, let’s celebrate the brands putting fur out of fashion

I remember when fall fashion used to be practically synonymous with fur on the runways and in the stores of many of the top luxury brands. Not so, anymore. We’ve seen a paradigm shift over the past several years, with major company after major company . . . 

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We’ve filed a new lawsuit because wolves in the Northern Rockies need help now

We’ve filed a new lawsuit because wolves in the Northern Rockies need help now

Less than two years after Wisconsin held one of the cruelest and most disastrous trophy hunting seasons in recent memory, wolves across most of the country will enjoy a desperately needed reprieve this fall because of our successful lawsuit that restored their federal Endangered Species . . . 

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How to make Shark Week good for sharks

How to make Shark Week good for sharks

Sharks have been around for 450 million years, outliving the dinosaurs and surviving mass extinctions. But now, out of the 500 or so species (that we know of), a third of all sharks and shark-like species are threatened with extinction due to human activity. Some . . . 

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Congress poised to vote! Contact your Reps to help captive big cats in the US

Congress poised to vote! Contact your Reps to help captive big cats in the US

Update: We are delighted to report that the U.S. House passed the Big Cat Public Safety Act, H.R. 263, by a strong bipartisan vote of 278 to 134. Thank you for helping us achieve this win by advocating for the bill to your Representative. Now . . . 

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