Wildlife/Marine Mammals

Save the whales — again

Save the whales — again

For someone who’s been supporting the protection of whales as long as I have, the prospect of a return to commercial whaling is a genuine nightmare. But that’s what Japan has proposed to this year’s meeting of the International Whaling Commission, set to begin next . . . 

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As Fashion Week begins, Burberry goes fur-free and new campaign targets Prada

By on September 6, 2018 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 3 Comments
As Fashion Week begins, Burberry goes fur-free and new campaign targets Prada

*Editor’s note: HSUS and the Fur Free Alliance are in open dialogue with Prada, and we should have an update soon. Please stay tuned. As Fashion Week begins in New York City today, the iconic fashion brand Burberry has announced that it will stop using . . . 

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Wild animals need space, not selfies

By on September 5, 2018 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 3 Comments
Wild animals need space, not selfies

It could have been a heartwarming story but it quickly turned into tragedy. Earlier this week, numerous media outlets reported that a moose swam across Lake Champlain, making it all the way from New York to Vermont. But once the animal reached the shore to . . . 

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Breaking news: Federal judge blocks Wyoming and Idaho plans to open season on grizzly bears

Breaking news: Federal judge blocks Wyoming and Idaho plans to open season on grizzly bears

A federal judge in Montana last night issued an order blocking what would have been the first trophy hunting season on grizzlies since the 1970s, set to open in Wyoming and Idaho this Saturday. The ruling came in response to a motion filed by the . . . 

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After a lifetime in labs, 10 older chimpanzees get a permanent home at Project Chimps sanctuary

After a lifetime in labs, 10 older chimpanzees get a permanent home at Project Chimps sanctuary

For Precious and nine other female chimpanzees who have spent their lifetimes in research laboratories, this week marks the beginning of a new existence quite different from anything they have known before. A life where, for the first time, they will get a chance to . . . 

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This month, double your impact for all animals with Paws United for a Cause

This month, double your impact for all animals with Paws United for a Cause

At the Humane Society of the United States, we take on the toughest fights for all animals, and we do our best to live up to an early mission statement of our founders: Every field of humane work – everywhere. From working with state and . . . 

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HSUS and HSI investigation uncovers a thriving U.S. market for trophy-hunted giraffe parts

HSUS and HSI investigation uncovers a thriving U.S. market for trophy-hunted giraffe parts

Nearly 4,000 giraffes killed by trophy hunters were imported into the United States over the last decade. Now, a new undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International has revealed the scale of the U.S. market for giraffe knife . . . 

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In new book, HSUS staffer describes journey from animal trapper to rescuer

By on August 22, 2018 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 1 Comment
In new book, HSUS staffer describes journey from animal trapper to rescuer

In our work of helping animals, we operate with a firm conviction that everyone can change. If we are honest in our desire to do good, we have to hold to that theory of action. Fortunately, we’ve seen it again and again, and been witness . . . 

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Lion snuggle scam in South Africa cons tourists, harms wildlife

Lion snuggle scam in South Africa cons tourists, harms wildlife

Today is World Lion Day, a global celebration of one of the most majestic of big cats, the African lion. Travelers flock from all over the world to Africa to realize their dream of seeing “the king of the jungle” in the wild and South . . . 

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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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