March 4, 2014
An appeals court has upheld Ohio's law restricting who can own exotic animals. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit affirmed a lower court ruling upholding the Ohio Dangerous Wild Animal Act.
August 7, 2013
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Must Ban All Large Constrictor Snakes after a Giant Python Killed Two Children in Canada
After a 14-foot, 100 pound African rock python killed two children in New Brunswick, Canada, The Humane Society of the United States again urged the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to immediately ban the import and interstate transport of five additional large constrictor snake species for the pet trade.
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.
January 18, 2013
With President Obama’s inauguration and second term around the corner, I thought it would be a good opportunity to take a look back at his animal protection record over the last four years. How well has this administration responded to animal protection concerns?
October 23, 2012
What’s lurking in your backyard that gives you the creeps? Spiders? Snakes? Bats? A wandering skunk or opossum? In honor of the Halloween season, take some time to check them out, and the fear factor will fade.
October 19, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States Offers Reward in Long Island, N.Y., Boa Constrictor Abandonment Case
The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest and abandoning a 3-foot boa constrictor in Mastic, N.Y.
August 14, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States Issues Statement in Wake of Loose Python in Albertville, Ala.
The HSUS’ Alabama State Director Mindy Gilbert is issuing the following statement in response to news reports that an 11-foot Burmese python is on the loose in Albertville, Ala.:
July 5, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States Issues Statement on Need for Regulation of Exotic Pets After Snake is Discovered Roaming in a Malden, Mass., Neighborhood
The Humane Society of the United States is issuing a statement in response to news reports that a red-tailed boa constrictor--a type of deadly constrictor snake that can reach approximately 15 feet in length--was found loose in a Malden, Mass., residential area.
June 15, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States issued a statement in response to news reports that a loose, 10-foot python was spotted in the Navarino Nature Wildlife Area in Shiocton, Wisc.
May 30, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States and Animal Rescue League of Iowa Issue Statements in Wake of Loose Boa Constrictor in Bloomfield, Iowa
The Humane Society of the United States and the Animal Rescue League of Iowa issued statements in response to news reports that a loose red-tailed boa constrictor escaped from a pen in a high school science department in Bloomfield, Iowa.
May 17, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for releasing a python in Hyde Park, New York.
April 28, 2012
Statement from Nicole Paquette, Texas senior state director for The Humane Society of the United States, in response to news reports of a loose python in a Houston, Texas neighborhood.
April 6, 2012
The HSUS is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the mutilation, neglect, and abandonment of an emaciated 7-foot male Burmese python who was stabbed twice, shot, and released in York Haven, Pa.
March 9, 2012
The HSUS praised the Evans County Wildlife Club for its compassionate decision to transform its annual Claxton rattlesnake roundup into the Claxton Rattlesnake and Wildlife Festival.
February 28, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States Applauds House Judiciary Committee Passage of Bill to Restrict Trade in Dangerous Constricting Snakes
The HSUS applauds the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s passage of H.R. 511, a bill that will add nine species of large constrictor snakes to the list of injurious species under the Lacey Act.
December 19, 2011
The HSUS Again Calls on Obama Administration to Adopt Rule to Ban Trade in Burmese Pythons and Other Large Constricting Snakes
The Humane Society of the United States called again on the White House to stop delaying action on a rule to ban the imports of tens of thousands of large constricting snakes into the country and they were joined by House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Norm Dicks, D-Wash., and former Chairman Bill Young, R-Fla., in demanding action on the long-delayed rule by the end of the year.
November 23, 2011
In light of recent news of a Hampton man who was hospitalized after being bitten by his pet cobra, The Humane Society of the United States is once again urging Gov. Bob McDonnell and Virginia legislators to act swiftly to prohibit future ownership of dangerous wild animals.
March 14, 2011
The documentary film "The Elephant in the Living Room" has wowed audiences and inspired change around the U.S.
April 28, 2010
The HSUS applauds the Florida legislature for unanimously approving a bill to address the trade in certain dangerous reptiles as pets.
April 6, 2010
Animal advocates from across Florida are gathering at the State Capitol for Humane Lobby Day, hosted by The Humane Society of the United States and the ASPCA.
March 12, 2010
Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The HSUS, issued a statement in response to the Fish and Wildlife Service’s publication of a proposed rule to list nine species of large constrictor snakes as “injurious.”
March 5, 2010
After conducting an undercover investigation at the Collins Zoo in Collins, Miss., The HSUS filed a complaint with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks alleging significant welfare and safety violations.
March 2, 2010
The HSUS applauds the Florida House Policy Council for approving a bill to address the trade in dangerous wild animals as pets.
February 16, 2010
The HSUS applauded a Florida Senate committee for approving two bills to address the trade in dangerous wild animals as pets.
January 20, 2010
The HSUS Commends Interior Department Action to Restrict Trade in Nine Giant Constrictor Snake Species
The HSUS and the Humane Society Legislative Fund applaud the Department of the Interior for taking action to list nine species of large constrictor snakes as injurious, which will prohibit the importation and interstate commerce of the animals for the exotic pet trade.