Humane Society

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commisison

Animal rights and environmental groups are urging members to flood the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with pleas not to alter the Florida Panther’s “endangered” status.

Facing a June 24 deadline, animal rights activists made a last-ditch effort Wednesday to convince Governor Rick Scott to halt the first bear hunting season in two decades. The appeal fell on deaf ears.

Florida Senate

Wild elephants are rapidly disappearing and chances that the Legislature will ban the sale of ivory this year are all but extinct. Senator Thad Altman, a Melbourne Republican, can’t get a House sponsor. But he vows to keep fighting.