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.
March 21, 2012
A new statewide survey of Ohio voters reveals overwhelming support for bills to restrict the private ownership of dangerous exotic pets, regulate large-scale commercial dog breeders and make cockfighting a felony.
March 14, 2012
The HSUS and Ohioans for Humane Farms placed a full-page ad today in the Columbus Dispatch calling on state lawmakers to crack down on the private ownership of dangerous wild animals in Ohio and to strengthen and pass S.B. 310, the Dangerous Wild Animal Act.
March 13, 2012
Citizens from across Tennessee participating in Humane Lobby Day 2012 assembled at the state house in Nashville to urge legislators to pass a bill to phase out the private possession of all species of primates.