July 10, 2015
More than 40 notable figures in the entertainment industry have come out as supporters of a bill that would ban the use of bullhooks on elephants in circuses and traveling shows in California.
April 28, 2015
A bill to prohibit the use of bullhooks on elephants, SB 716, heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee after passing the Senate Public Safety Committee 5-2.
March 9, 2015
Here are six traits of elephants in the wild—and six reasons why Ringling made the right call in retiring its performing elephants.
February 9, 2015
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August 29, 2013
Brent, a 37-year-old retired chimpanzee from Chimp Haven in Keithville, La., has won first place in The Humane Society of the United States’ Chimpanzee Art Contest, which featured paintings created by chimpanzees living in sanctuaries throughout the United States and generated more than 27,000 votes.
August 13, 2013
Judging has commenced for a unique contest featuring artwork created by chimpanzees in sanctuaries.
June 24, 2013
In a letter to the USDA, animal advocates call on authorities to investigate whether two companies behind “running of the bulls” events held in the U.S. are properly licensed.
June 11, 2013
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced a proposal to protect all chimpanzees under the Endangered Species Act.
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.
March 16, 2012
Roo-Roo lost an arm (and almost his life) when he was forced to box other kangaroos in a circus. Now, he spends days in the sun at Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch keeping company with an old goat.