Vermont Becomes The 12th State In The U.S. To Ban The Sale Of Elephant Ivory & Other Parts Of Imperiled Species

Governor Phil Scott signed H.99 (ACT 169) into law last week, making Vermont the 12th state in the nation to ban the trade of imperiled wildlife parts. The new law goes into effect on January 1, 2022. State bans are critical to ending demand…

U.S. Senator Cory Booker Introduces Important Bill To Shut Down Wildlife Markets Which Threaten Public Health In The United States

U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced a bipartisan bill, the Preventing Future Pandemics Act, which would direct the State Department to work with international partners to shut down commercial wildlife markets and stop the associated wildlife trade.…

Wildlife Advocates Shocked After The U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Denies Protection For The 300 Wolverines Left In The U.S.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently announced that it will deny protections for the rare and elusive wolverine under the Endangered Species Act, prompting a coalition of conservation groups to issue an intent to sue. “Recent scientific information makes…

New Bill Requires Creation Of A Dedicated U.S. Department Of Justice Division To Ensure The Enforcement Of Animal Cruelty Crimes

Senator Mike Braun of Indiana and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island have introduced the bipartisan Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act to ensure that the federal government has a dedicated office for the enforcement of animal cruelty statutes. Senator Braun and Senator Whitehouse are…

Breaking! Beyond Meat Launches E-Commerce Site Offering Its Signature Plant-Based Products To Consumers Throughout The U.S.

In an effort to make plant-based meat accessible to more consumers, Beyond Meat is launching a new e-commerce site and a new way to shop for Beyond Meat products. As per a statement from the company, the convenient new site…

U.S. House Of Representatives Passes Amendment Increasing Funding By $1.5 Million For The Protection Of Critically Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales

Yesterday, the United States House of Representatives approved an amendment to the fiscal year 2021 Commerce, Justice, and Science appropriations bill, increasing funding for monitoring and researching the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale by $ 1.5 million. The additional funds…

In Response To A Lawsuit By Conservation Groups, The U.S. Forest Service Will Halt Road Construction This Summer In Northern Idaho To Protect Grizzly Bears

In response to a lawsuit filed by five conservation groups, federal agencies earlier this week agreed to forego planned summer construction on the Bog Creek Road project in northern Idaho. Earlier this year, the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Customs and Border…

Submit Your Comments By June 1st Urging The U.S. Government To Remove Dairy From Their 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines

When humans consume dairy from animals, it has the potential to lead to a host of serious health problems. In fact, 36% of the American population is lactose intolerant. The Canadian government recognized this and took action by removing dairy as…

Breaking! New Online Vegan Grocery Store ‘GTFO It’s Vegan’ Launches With Mouthwatering Food Items Shipping Throughout The U.S.

During these unprecedented times, many people have turned to online shopping, yet often discover that their favorite products are not available, or have shipping times extended out weeks or even months. Enter GTFO It’s Vegan, a new online retailer that currently ships anywhere…

Breaking! Critical Action Plan Released Today By Top Conservation Groups To Help Prevent Future Pandemics By Ending Live Wildlife Imports Into The U.S.

Top conservation groups released an action plan for the United States today to dramatically crack down on the illegal wildlife trade, which is the most probable cause of the global coronavirus pandemic. Among other proposals, the action plan recommends that the United…

Mexico Is One Step Closer To Banning Testing On Animals For Cosmetics; Help Passage Of Similar Bans In The U.S. & Canada

In honor of World Day For Laboratory Animals, WAN is thrilled to share the news that Mexico’s Senate recently voted to outlaw the practice of animal testing for cosmetics, as well as the manufacture, import, or marketing of cosmetics tested on animals…

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes to Prematurely Delist Greater Yellowstone Area Grizzly Bears from the Endangered Species Act

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) announced it would fight the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) proposed delisting of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) grizzly bear population and hand-over of management to Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. News…