Wildlife/Marine Mammals

Nebraska once again opens its fragile mountain lion population to trophy hunters

Nebraska once again opens its fragile mountain lion population to trophy hunters

Last week, a trophy hunter killed a mountain lion in Nebraska and posted a photo of himself on social media with the dead animal, a one-and-a-half-year-old male. While most Americans would find this unnecessary killing of a majestic native carnivore horrifying by itself, the facts . . . 

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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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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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Update: Trump signs omnibus funding package with wins for horses and burros, companion animals, animals in research and more

Update: Trump signs omnibus funding package with wins for horses and burros, companion animals, animals in research and more

President Trump has just signed into law the omnibus appropriations package with major victories for animals, including horses and burros, companion animals, marine mammals and animals in zoos and research facilities. The package, comprised of two bills (H.R. 1865 and H.R. 1158) funding all federal . . . 

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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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BREAKING NEWS: Massachusetts bans wildlife killing contests

BREAKING NEWS: Massachusetts bans wildlife killing contests

Massachusetts has just banned cruel wildlife killing contests, becoming the fifth state, after Vermont, California, New Mexico and Arizona, to take a firm stance against these gruesome events in which participants compete to win cash and prizes for killing the most or heaviest animals. The . . . 

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Urgent alert: Help us stop the USDA’s latest attempt to protect puppy millers, horse sorers

Urgent alert: Help us stop the USDA’s latest attempt to protect puppy millers, horse sorers

Recently, in a shocking move, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced its plans to continue to conceal crucial animal welfare records from public view, including inspection reports and enforcement records of puppy mills, roadside zoos and horse shows where Tennessee walking horses and related breeds . . . 

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In 2019, Macy’s, Prada and Queen Elizabeth II shunned the cruelty of fur

In 2019, Macy’s, Prada and Queen Elizabeth II shunned the cruelty of fur

The year 2019 saw many pioneering and major wins in our work to end the cruelty of fur, both here in the United States and across the globe. For the first time ever, lawmakers in a U.S. state voted to ban all fur sales and . . . 

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BREAKING NEWS: Gov. Cuomo signs bill making New York first U.S. state to ban giraffe trade

BREAKING NEWS: Gov. Cuomo signs bill making New York first U.S. state to ban giraffe trade

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has just signed into law a groundbreaking bill that makes the Empire State the first in the nation—and the world—to designate giraffes as a vulnerable species and ban the trade in their body parts. The bill also offers similar . . . 

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ProPublica reveals Trump Jr. used U.S. resources to hunt endangered sheep in Mongolia 

ProPublica reveals Trump Jr. used U.S. resources to hunt endangered sheep in Mongolia 

This morning, ProPublica revealed that Donald Trump Jr. traveled to Mongolia in August to slay a rare and endangered argali sheep – a beautiful creature with long, curving horns that’s fast disappearing from the planet. According to the ProPublica report, Trump, Jr. did not even . . . 

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