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.
April 17, 2013
South Carolinians converged on the state capitol for Humane Lobby Day in Columbia on Wednesday to lobby for animal protection laws.
April 16, 2013
Michiganders concerned about animal welfare converged on the state capitol for Humane Lobby Day in Lansing on Tuesday to lobby for better laws to protect pets and exotic animals and to oppose the legislature’s underhanded attempt to stifle the voting rights of Michigan citizens on wildlife issues.
April 11, 2013
Wisconsinites concerned about animal welfare converged on the state capitol for Humane Lobby Day in Madison on Wednesday to lobby for better laws to protect exotic animals.