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
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.
August 8, 2013
Captive Primate Safety Act Introduced in Senate to Prohibit Interstate Commerce in Monkeys, Apes and Other Primates
Senators introduced a bill that seeks to protect public safety and promote animal welfare by helping state law enforcement crack down on the trade of primates for private possession, and to promote global conservation efforts.
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.
July 31, 2013
Animal protection organizations applaud introduction of the Captive Primate Safety Act which amends the Lacey Act to prohibit interstate commerce in monkeys, apes and other primates for the exotic pet trade
June 11, 2013
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced a proposal to protect all chimpanzees under the Endangered Species Act.
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 19, 2013
The Arkansas State Legislature passed a number of animal protection bills that were signed into law by Gov. Mike Beebe this legislative session, receiving praise from The Humane Society of the United States.