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.
February 2, 2012
HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle discusses a CareerBuilder ad featuring chimpanzees that will air during this year's Super Bowl.
December 7, 2011
Purchase the ACE Grant-winning documentary "One Lucky Elephant" on DVD.
November 9, 2011
Five of the 26 elderly chimpanzees at New Iberia Research Center have been retired to a sanctuary. Please take action to free the 21 elderly chimpanzees who remain there, then help hundreds of other chimpanzees around the country who still suffer.
September 15, 2011
HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle discusses and shares reader comments about the need to protect chimpanzees.
September 1, 2011
HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle discusses increasing protections for chimpanzees by petitioning the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to change the status of captive chimpanzees from "threatened" to "endangered."
August 31, 2011
The Humane Society of the United States is encouraged by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s announcement that the agency will begin a status review of the chimpanzee under the Endangered Species Act to determine whether protection of all chimpanzees is warranted.
February 25, 2011
Kitty suffered terribly for 25 years at the Coulston Foundation, a now-defunct research laboratory in Alamogordo, New Mexico, where she was used as a "breeder." During that time she gave birth to as many as 14 baby chimpanzees, ten of whom were taken away from her.
February 14, 2011
With a “cake” fit for a jungle king, Samson the African Lion celebrates his 10th birthday on Valentine’s Day at the Fund for Animals Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Ramona, California.