Wildlife, In the News  /  Oct 29, 2020

Breaking news: The U.S. just delisted gray wolves so trophy hunters can kill them

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

In a heinous move that defies both science and common sense, the United States has prematurely lifted federal protections for gray wolves in the lower 48 states, giving them carte blanche to open trophy hunting seasons on these beloved native carnivores.

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Wildlife  /  Oct 28, 2020

The U.S. is allowing trophy hunters to bring home hundreds of leopard trophies. We are suing to stop that

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

The number of leopards in sub-Saharan Africa has plummeted by 30% in just the last 20 years, putting the future of these unique animals in jeopardy. Yet the U.S. government continues to allow Americans to import nearly 300 leopard trophies a year.

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Elections  /  Oct 27, 2020

Humane Voices: Why animal advocates are supporting Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

You may have seen our blog post endorsing Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris in their bid to lead the nation.

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Wildlife, Federal Legislation  /  Oct 26, 2020

Congress moves to strengthen fight against wildlife trafficking, trade in wild animals for food

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

The trade in live wild animals and their body parts threatens the survival of so many wildlife species, and it poses serious global security and public health risks. In a one-two punch targeting this international crisis, members of Congress have introduced bills that would bolster our nation’s ability to fight poaching and trafficking, and support U.S efforts to engage diplomatically with other nations to end the sales of live and fresh wildlife for human consumption.

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Wildlife, Federal Legislation, In the News  /  Oct 23, 2020

The protection of wildlife is not about killing; it’s about cooperation that stops the killing

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

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Wildlife, Action Alerts, Federal Legislation  /  Oct 20, 2020

Urgent! US Fish and Wildlife Service goes rogue with proposal for baiting and trophy hunting of brown bears, and you can help us stop it

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

With a proposal to permit the killing of brown bears over bait in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has “gone rogue.” The USFWS and its parent agency, the Department of the Interior, are way over on the dark side when it comes to the killing of charismatic wildlife by America’s trophy hunters.

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Wildlife, Federal Legislation, In the News  /  Oct 19, 2020

Another right whale on the ropes: entanglement means extinction

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

Our National Marine Fisheries Service, slow to take action, really shouldn’t need a prompt about the fierce urgency of now when it comes to protecting the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale. Still, a new reminder has come with the tragic sighting last week of a four-year old male badly injured and entangled in fishing lines about two and a half miles off the coast of Sea Bright, New Jersey. 

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Wildlife, Federal Legislation  /  Oct 14, 2020

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, do your job and protect giraffes, or we’ll see you in court

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

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Wildlife, Federal Legislation, In the News  /  Oct 09, 2020

Roadside zoo owner Doc Antle charged with animal cruelty, wildlife trafficking

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

Doc Antle, a notorious roadside zoo owner who has been on our radar for years, has been indicted on animal cruelty and wildlife trafficking charges in Virginia.

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Wildlife, In the News  /  Oct 08, 2020

Breaking news: Mink on Wisconsin fur farm test positive for coronavirus, but U.S. inaction continues

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

Mink have tested positive for the coronavirus on a fur farm in Wisconsin, the largest fur producing U.S. state. The news broke today even as media reports confirmed thousands of mink have died of the disease on fur farms in Utah, the first state to report such infections on mink farms in August.

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Elections  /  Oct 06, 2020

Endorsing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, for the animals

Today, the Humane Society Legislative Fund endorses Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris in their bid to lead the nation. Biden and Harris have established themselves as good faith actors in sponsoring and supporting animal protection legislation and policies through the years, and it’s easy to endorse them straight up on the basis of their records. 

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Pets & Cruelty, Wildlife, Federal Legislation  /  Sep 30, 2020

Congress takes steps to curb pandemics and puppy mills during a busy day on Capitol Hill yesterday

Yesterday was a big day on Capitol Hill for animals with the Preventing Future Pandemics Act (H.R. 8433/S. 4749) introduced in the House and the Senate, and the Puppy Protection Act (S. 4757) introduced in the Senate.

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