Press Releases

China's Captive Cetacean Industry Exposed in Unprecedented Report

Tuesday, December 08, 2015
BEIJING— The China Cetacean Alliance (CCA), a coalition of international and Chinese animal welfare organizations officially launched at a media event in Beijing last week, issued an unprecedented report on the captive cetacean industry in...

Conservation Organizations Protest Japan's Security Council Seat

Monday, December 07, 2015
Washington, DC/Santiago, Chile —Responding to the United Nations’ recent decision to award Japan a much coveted non-permanent seat on the Security Council, 65 conservation and animal protection organizations opposed to Japan’s commercial whaling are protesting...

Conservation Groups Call for Veto of Extinction Riders

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
WASHINGTON –More than 150 conservation groups have signed a letter to President Obama asking him to oppose all policy “riders” that would undermine the Endangered Species Act during negotiations on final spending legislation for Fiscal...

Inspector General Gives Free Pass to USDA's "Killing Program"

Thursday, October 15, 2015
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) program charged with resolving wildlife conflicts—but that perversely is responsible for killing millions of animals each year in the United States—received carte blanche from the USDA Office of Inspector...

Organizations Join Fight to Halt Florida's Black Bear Hunt

Friday, September 25, 2015
Tallahassee, Florida— Local, state and national animal protection and environmental organizations filed a “friend of the court” brief today in support of a lawsuit to stop the impending trophy hunt of Florida black bears, an...

Navy Agrees to Limit Underwater Assaults on Whales, Dolphins

Monday, September 14, 2015
HONOLULU— A federal court today entered an order settling two cases challenging the U.S. Navy’s training and testing activities off the coasts of Southern California and Hawai‘i, securing long-sought protections for whales, dolphins, and other...