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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

  • December 2, 2016

    Reward offered in Idaho grizzly bear poaching case

    The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the illegal killing of a grizzly bear in East Idaho.

  • December 2, 2016

    HSUS Internship Opportunities

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

  • November 29, 2016

    California court upholds ban on state ivory and rhino horn trade

    The Los Angeles Superior Court has upheld California’s ban on trade in ivory and rhino horn, rejecting claims that the ban was unconstitutional. The Ivory Education Institute – a group promoting ivory use – challenged the law in 2015.

  • November 29, 2016

    African leopards a step closer to endangered species list, protection from trophy hunters

    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 Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Center for Biological Diversity and The Fund for Animals.

  • November 23, 2016

    Michigan court rules 2014 wolf hunting law unconstitutional

    Today, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that a 2014 state law passed to circumvent a citizen vote blocking a proposed Michigan wolf hunt is unconstitutional. The law would have enabled state wildlife officials to resume a wolf hunt if the species were dropped from federal Endangered Species Act protections in the Great Lakes region.

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