October 19, 2011
If January 2011 Emergency Rule Had Not Been Allowed to Expire, Convicted Animal Abuser Would Almost Certainly Have Been Barred from Owning Exotics
After about 50 dangerous wild animals such as lions, bears and wolves escaped the home of a convicted felon in Muskingum County, with dozens already killed by authorities, The HSUS is calling on state officials to issue an emergency rule to crack down on keeping dangerous exotics until the Ohio Department of Natural Resources or the Legislature can adopt a permanent legal solution.
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.
July 6, 2011
The HSUS, Humane Society Legislative Fund and Born Free USA commend Sens. Barbara Boxer, David Vitter, and Richard Blumenthal for introducing the Captive Primate Safety Act, to prohibit interstate commerce of monkeys, apes and other nonhuman primates in the exotic pet trade.
July 5, 2011
An award-winning documentary, "Elephant in the Living Room" reveals what's wrong with keeping wild animals as pets
June 10, 2011
Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, released a statement in response to the news that two girls in Fremont, Ohio had been attacked by an escaped pet grivet monkey.
May 11, 2011
With the recent news of another person attacked by a primate kept as a pet, The HSUS and the Richmond SPCA call on Virginia lawmakers to address the issue of private possession of exotic animals.
May 10, 2011
Citizens from across Ohio participating in Humane Lobby Day 2011 will meet with lawmakers to urge them to pass legislation ranging from cracking down on puppy mills and illegal cockfighting, to increasing the penalties for animal abuse and including animals in domestic violence and restraining orders.
April 4, 2011
“Ohio’s Fatal Attractions”: The HSUS Issues Report on 14 of the State’s Most Inhumane and Dangerous Exotic Animal Owners
The HSUS urges Gov. John Kasich and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to move quickly to issue regulations that will restrict the sale and possession of dangerous wild animals.