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The HSUS works to protect wildlife from captive hunting, the fur trade, the exotic pet trade, Canada's commercial seal slaughter, horse slaughter, habitat loss, urbanization, and more. Join our fight to protect wildlife. 

Get involved in wildlife protection

  • Protect Wildlife Campaign

     

    Help stop poaching, captive hunts and contest kills, fox and coyote penning, bear baiting and more. Learn more

  • Fur-Free Campaign

    Show compassion in fashion! Learn more about fur production and how you can support cruelty-free shopping. Take action

  • Protect Seals

    Each year, hundreds of thousands of seals are clubbed and shot to death in Canada for their fur in the largest slaughter of marine mammals in the world. Take action

  • Urban Wildlife

    Celebrate, protect, and learn how to live in harmony with your wild neighbors—whether near your home or in your garden or community. Learn more

  • Exotic Pets

    Wild animals can attack, spread disease, and cannot adequately be provided for in captivity. Help us keep wild animals wild! Take action

  • Wild Horses

    Each year, tens of thousands of American horses are inhumanely transported and slaughtered for human consumption. Stop Horse Slaughter

  • Wildlife Land Trust

    Wildlife habitat is rapidly disappearing due to development and other human-caused changes. The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust saves wildlife by saving land. Learn more

  • Marine Mammals

    Pollution and hunting threaten these animals in the wild, but life in captivity isn't the solution—and neither is swimming with dolphins. Learn more



Wildlife News & Resources

  • May 26, 2017

    HSUS Internship Opportunities

    Help animals and receive valuable training in the animal protection field. Apply for an internship.

  • May 18, 2017

    Senate committee approves ban on shark fins

    The Humane Society Legislative Fund and The Humane Society of the United States applaud the passage of S.793, the Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2017, by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee this morning. S.793 would prohibit the import, export, sale and trade of shark fins. The HSUS and HSLF urge the Majority Leader to schedule the measure for Senate floor action soon.

  • May 12, 2017

    South Carolina bans private possession of dangerous wild animals as pets

    Gov. Henry McMaster has signed a measure into law that prohibits the keeping of big cats, bears and great apes as pets.

  • May 4, 2017

    Budget bill prevents slaughter of wild horses

    The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund are pleased that the 2017 omnibus spending bill includes provisions protecting our nation’s wild horses and burros. The bill prevents the Bureau of Land Management and its contractors from sending wild horses to be slaughtered for human consumption. It further directs the BLM to review all serious proposals from non-governmental organizations and create a plan, within 180 days of enactment of the bill, to maintain long-term, sustainable populations on the range in a humane manner.

  • April 20, 2017

    Pregnant prairie dogs need to be protected not shot

    Montana media outlets have reported that Greg Gianforte announced he would take Donald Trump Jr. on a hunting excursion to shoot Black-tailed prairie dogs in Montana.

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