May 16, 2012
HSUS Undercover Investigation Reveals Dead Tigers, Safety Threats at Oklahoma’s GW Exotic Animal Park
We have released the results of an undercover investigation into an Oklahoma exotic animal park, where an investigator recorded tiger deaths, unwarranted breeding and dangerous incidents involving children and adults.
May 15, 2012
The HSUS applauds the New Jersey Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee for passing a measure to require certificates of registration for captive tigers.
May 8, 2012
The HSUS Urges North Carolina to Restrict Exotic Animals as Pets After Escaped Monkey Bites Three People in Asheville
The HSUS urges North Carolina lawmakers to regulate the private ownership of exotic animals in the wake of the incident involving an escaped marmoset monkey that bit three people in Asheville, N.C. According to a neighbor, the marmoset monkey routinely escaped from a residence where she was kept as a pet.
April 30, 2012
Return of Powerful Exotic Animals to Private Ownership in Zanesville Underscores Need for Ohio House to Pass Dangerous Wild Animal Measure
Return of Powerful Exotic Animals to Private Ownership in Zanesville Underscores Need for Ohio House to Pass Dangerous Wild Animal Measure, says Karen Minton, Ohio state director for The Humane Society of the United States
April 28, 2012
Statement from Nicole Paquette, Texas senior state director for The Humane Society of the United States, in response to news reports of a loose python in a Houston, Texas neighborhood.
April 25, 2012
Karen Minton, Ohio state director of The HSUS, issued a statement in response to the passage in the Ohio Senate of the Dangerous Wild Animal Act. State Sen. Troy Balderson, R-Zanesville introduced the legislation
April 6, 2012
The HSUS is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the mutilation, neglect, and abandonment of an emaciated 7-foot male Burmese python who was stabbed twice, shot, and released in York Haven, Pa.
April 5, 2012
The HSUS is disappointed that a bill to restrict the ownership of dangerous wild animals in West Virginia was vetoed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. The veto leaves West Virginia as one of only seven states that currently do not regulate the private ownership of dangerous captive wildlife.
March 30, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States, the Humane Society Legislative Fund and Born Free USA commend U.S. Reps. Michael Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., and Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., for introducing H.R. 4306, the Captive Primate Safety Act, to prohibit interstate commerce in monkeys, apes and other nonhuman primates for the exotic pet trade.
March 28, 2012
The HSUS welcomes the Pennsylvania Senate Game and Fisheries Committee’s passage of H.B. 1398, sponsored by Rep. Edward Staback, D-Lackawanna/Wayne, to ban the private possession of dangerous exotic animals, including lions, tigers, bears, wolves, coyotes, bobcats, leopards, cougars, cheetahs, jaguars and primates.