February 1, 2017
An economic study released finds that trophy hunters have grossly overstated the contribution of big game hunting to eight African economies and that overall tourism in Africa dwarfs trophy hunting as a source of revenue.
January 31, 2017
Killing of 280 South African animals to raise more than US$1 million for American hunting group’s anti-wildlife agenda
The Safari Club International will auction off the killing of animals in South Africa, valued at more than US$1 million, which will go toward funding SCI, one of the world’s largest trophy hunting advocacy groups.
November 29, 2016
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that all leopards may qualify for “endangered” status under the Endangered Species Act. The decision comes in response to a legal petition submitted in July 2016 by The HSUS, HSI, IFAW, the Center for Biological Diversity and The Fund for Animals.
September 19, 2016
Ahead of CITES wildlife trade conference, HSI warns leaders “it’s do or die” for iconic elephants, rhinos, lions, pangolins, sharks, rays, and many other wild plants and animals
Wildlife experts at Humane Society International warned that decisions taken at the upcoming CITES international wildlife trade meeting could be ‘do or die’ for some of the world’s most iconic and threatened wild species such as African elephant, rhinos and pangolins.
August 16, 2016
HSI/Canada issued a statement condemning the cruel killing of a black bear with a spear in Alberta by an American trophy hunter.
July 25, 2016
Wildlife advocates aim to increase conservation measures and protect African leopards from American trophy hunters
With the support of renowned wildlife experts Jane Goodall and Dereck Joubert, animal protection and conservation organizations, led by The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International, filed a legal petition today with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to extend the full protections of the Endangered Species Act to African leopards (Panthera pardus pardus).
June 30, 2016
Undercover video: trophy hunts of threatened and vulnerable species sold at Safari Club International convention
HSI and The HSUS released an undercover video ahead of the one year anniversary of the killing of Cecil the Lion revealing hunts for other threatened and vulnerable animals on sale at Safari Club International’s annual convention.
June 24, 2016
Tanzania urged to rescind hunting concession to Green Mile, a company accused of reckless, atrocious animal abuses
In a letter sent to Tanzanian President John Magufuli, The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International strongly urged the government to rescind its decision to grant a hunting concession to Green Mile Company Limited, an operator previously expelled from the country for appalling and abusive killing of wildlife.
June 17, 2016
A new report by HSI/Europe shows that France is the third largest European importer of hunting trophies in the world after Spain and Germany. The country just held the 'Game Fair' where hunting trips to kill hundreds of animals, many threatened or endangered species like African elephants and African rhinos, were sold.
June 17, 2016
Des trophées de chasse issus d'espèces menacées mis en vente dans l'un des plus grands salons de chasse d'Europe
Des voyages de chasse ayant pour but de tuer des centaines d'animaux issus de nombreuses espèces menacées ou en voie de disparition telles que les éléphants et les rhinocéros d'Afrique, seront proposés à la vente ce week-end en France
April 29, 2016
HSI/Europe applauded the Dutch State Secretary for Economic Affairs for banning the import of hunting trophies from approximately 200 species to the Netherlands. The European Union is the second largest trophy importer in the world, following the United States, and this now means the Netherlands has the most comprehensive trophy import ban in the EU.
February 8, 2016
U.S. Imported More than 1.2 Million Wildlife Trophies in Last Ten Years, Having Dire Impact on World's Wildlife
In the last ten years, American hunters have imported more than 1.2 million animals, more than 126,000 a year, as hunting trophies from across the world, according to a report by Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States.
February 4, 2016
Statement by the president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States as members of Safari Club International gathered for their annual convention.
February 3, 2016
Trophy hunters have killed approximately 29,000 lions in the U.S. in the last decade, according to a report, Cecil 2: Trophy Hunting America’s Lion, released today by The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International.
December 30, 2015
The US federal action to place African lions on the list of threatened and endangered species could and should cripple the canned lion hunting industry in South Africa, given that Americans account for nearly nine of every 10 kills at these despicable facilities.
December 22, 2015
A Major Blow to South Africa’s Canned Lion Hunting Industry as African Lions Gain Protection Under U.S. Law
In a move that is likely to put a major dent in South Africa’s canned hunting industry for lions, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it would institute important new measures to protect lions under the Endangered Species Act.
November 20, 2015
HSI applauded the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy for announcing a ban on the import of African lion hunting trophies. Furthermore, France will no longer issue reexport certificates for raw tusks and pieces of unworked ivory in an effort to combat ivory trafficking.
August 27, 2015
Since the killing of Cecil the lion in early July, 42 airlines, including Virgin, Delta, Air Canada and Jet Blue, have banned shipping lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and Cape buffalo trophies. South African Airways and shipping giants UPS and Fed Ex have yet to do so.
August 20, 2015
HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle commented on the worldwide reverberations felt from the slaying of Cecil the lion.
August 10, 2015
HSI issued letters urging South Africa and Namibia to abandon cruel and wasteful trophy hunting in favor of non-consumptive ecotourism.