August 13, 2014
Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill prohibiting direct physical contact between members of the public and captive tigers, lions and other big cats in the state.
July 23, 2014
Where Are They Now? Catching Up With a Few Animals Whose Plights, Flights and Remarkable Spirits Touched Our Hearts
Meet 15 animals rescued by The HSUS who have found their way home from desperate situations.
October 5, 2013
Cynthia Armstrong, Oklahoma state director of The Humane Society of the United States, released a statement in response to a female employee at the G.W. Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Okla. being mauled by an adult tiger
May 14, 2013
A roadside zoo in Mississippi has lost its exhibitor license after 43 years. The U.S. Department of Agriculture revoked the license following an undercover investigation and legal complaints to state and federal officials by The Humane Society of the United States.
May 6, 2013
Nearly one dozen dangerous wild animals were removed from an Atchison, Kan., property after authorities discovered that the animals had been abandoned in their enclosures without access to food or clean water.
April 2, 2013
The HSUS commends the West Virginia Senate for passing Senate Bill 466, to prohibit the private possession of dangerous wild animals. SB 466 creates a Dangerous Wild Animal Board to determine which animals will be included under the law.
April 2, 2013
A statewide survey conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research reveals Nevada voters, by more than a three-to-one margin, strongly support legislation to prohibit private citizens from acquiring exotic and dangerous wild animals, such as lions, tigers, bears, primates, wolves and crocodiles.
March 14, 2013
Texans concerned about animal welfare, including actor Kyle Chandler, converged on the state capitol for Humane Lobby Day to meet with lawmakers and lobby for better animal protection laws.
March 13, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States Urges Nevada Lawmakers to Prohibit Private Possession of Dangerous Wild Animals
The Humane Society of the United States commends Nevada Sen. Michael Roberson, R-Henderson, for introducing S.B. 245 to prohibit the keeping of dangerous wild animals as pets.
March 11, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States Urges Texas Lawmakers to Address Problems Caused by Dangerous Exotic Animals
The Humane Society of the United States welcomed the introduction of a bill that would prohibit the private ownership of big cats and certain dangerous primates such as chimpanzees and baboons in counties with populations exceeding 75,000.
March 1, 2013
Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States Urge Nations to Protect Wildlife from International Trade
Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States will be urging nations to support proposals to increase or establish protection for species threatened by international trade during the 16th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, which opens Monday in Bangkok.
December 20, 2012
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio Eastern Division issued a verdict today upholding Ohio’s new and much needed regulations on the possession of dangerous wild animals as pets.
November 28, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States filed a motion to intervene Tuesday with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio Eastern Division, to ask the court to uphold much-needed state restrictions on the possession of dangerous wild animals as pets.
October 18, 2012
Animal Welfare and Conservation Groups Petition USDA to Prohibit Public Contact with Dangerous Wild Animals
On the one-year anniversary of the Zanesville, Ohio, tragedy in which about 50 big cats, bears, primates and other animals were released from cages at a private menagerie, The Humane Society of the United States, World Wildlife Fund, International Fund for Animal Welfare, The Fund for Animals, Born Free USA, Big Cat Rescue, and the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries filed a legal petition asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to prohibit public contact with big cats, bears and primates under the Animal Welfare Act.
September 12, 2012
The HSUS is presenting its 2012 Humane Law Enforcement Awards to authorities across the country who have taken an exemplary stand against animal cruelty.
June 21, 2012
The HSUS Applauds New Jersey Senate for Overwhelming Support in Passing Legislation to Protect Breeding Pigs and Tigers
The Humane Society of the United States applauds the New Jersey Senate for passing two important animal protection bills: S.1921 and S.945.
May 22, 2012
The HSUS, Born Free USA and the ASPCA® issued a response to the passage of the Dangerous Wild Animal Act by the Ohio House of Representatives by a vote of 87 to 9.
May 18, 2012
The HSUS Urges Congress to Take Immediate Action by Passing the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act
In the wake of an undercover investigation revealing that an Oklahoma roadside zoo with approximately 200 tigers and other big cats is allowing children to interact with dangerous predators, The HSUS is calling on members of Congress to take immediate action on the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act (H.R. 4122).
May 17, 2012
Animal Welfare Organizations Praise Ohio House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee for Passing Dangerous Wild Animal Act
The HSUS, Born Free USA and the ASPCA® issued the following statements in response to the passage of the Dangerous Wild Animal Act in the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.
May 16, 2012
HSUS Undercover Investigation Reveals Dead Tigers, Safety Threats at Oklahoma’s GW Exotic Animal Park
We have released the results of an undercover investigation into an Oklahoma exotic animal park, where an investigator recorded tiger deaths, unwarranted breeding and dangerous incidents involving children and adults.
May 15, 2012
The HSUS applauds the New Jersey Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee for passing a measure to require certificates of registration for captive tigers.
March 1, 2012
The HSUS Applauds Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for Cracking Down on Alleged Wildlife Abuse
The HSUS commends Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for Monday’s wildlife seizure in Palm Beach County, Fla. and Wednesday’s crackdown on alleged poaching crimes in five Florida counties.
January 25, 2012
Eleven exotic animals rescued from the Collins Zoo, an unaccredited roadside facility in Mississippi.
December 29, 2011
From sharks to prairie dogs, 2011 was a year of victories for wildlife around the world.
November 21, 2011
The Humane Society of the United States' President and CEO Wayne Pacelle issues a statement in response to an Ohio study group's recommendations to ban exotic animals in the state.