August 16, 2016
Readers share the stories behind these photographs of a coachwhip snake, a beloved dog and a mare with her colt.
October 6, 2015
The owner of a Newport reptile shop was attacked Monday by a 20-foot python leaving him hospitalized and in critical condition.
April 6, 2015
The Humane Society of the United States is backing a new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule banning the trade in large constricting snakes and opposing a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the agency’s action.
February 9, 2015
You can help pass laws that protect animals in your state. Humane Lobby Day is easy, fun and guaranteed to make you feel like a powerful animal activist. We'll help you find the Humane Lobby Day in your state.
July 22, 2014
Green Anaconda Believed to be Loose, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Called on to Help Prevent Future Incidents
New Jersey residents have reported seeing a giant green snake on Lake Hopatcong, a popular recreational area in northwest New Jersey. Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, issued the following statement:
June 19, 2014
Soda bottle bird feeders, pie plate butterfly pools, homemade birdbaths: You don't have to spend a lot of money to turn your backyard into a wildlife mecca.
May 13, 2014
Found an orphaned injured, or sick wild animal? Once you're sure the animal needs help, contact a local wildlife rehabilitator. Find a wildlife rehabilitator using our state-by-state listing.
April 21, 2014
Netting, swimming pools, trash, and bird feeders can pose hazards to backyard wildlife. We can all prevent supposedly animal-friendly landscaping methods from backfiring through careful product selection and monitoring.
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.
August 1, 2013
Turn your outdoor space—whether it's an apartment balcony, suburban yard, corporate property, place of worship, or community park—into habitat for wildlife
May 24, 2013
Large constrictor snakes like pythons, boa constrictors, and anacondas are powerful wild animals capable of killing an adult human—and they are commonly and legally kept as "pets" throughout the United States. Allowing private possession of these dangerous reptiles threatens public safety, environmental health, and the welfare of the animals themselves.
April 16, 2013
Want to see more butterflies, birds, and other creatures in your yard? Bring in a few native trees to live there and see what happens!
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.
March 5, 2013
The updated Wild Neighbors book is the place to go for useful, humane solutions to conflicts with wildlife, inside or out.
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?
November 29, 2012
From a wild animal's point of view, our annual fall yard and garden cleanup is a major blow: Just when the going gets tough, we're removing prime sources of food and shelter. Do the animals (and yourself) a favor and skip the raking, bagging, trimming, and other yard chores this fall—it might just help your neighborhood wildlife survive the coming cold weather.
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.:
August 7, 2012
Having problems with wild neighbors? Be sure that the wildlife control company you select is both effective and humane.
July 27, 2012
Photographing wildlife is a way to celebrate the beauty and natural diversity we experience and want to preserve. Wildlife photography can be unpredictable, and that’s part of what makes it fun.
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.
June 1, 2012
Although a garden couldn’t flourish without wildlife, you probably don’t want your flowers and veggies becoming someone’s snack. With a bit of planning, you can prevent your wild neighbors from raiding your garden.