People kill more wildlife with their cars than in any other way. But we can help cut the number of animals who die on roads and highways.
Millions of wild animals are struck down by vehicles each week in the U.S. The suffering and death of every cardinal, skunk, and deer is horrible to think about. And on a larger scale, there are some wild populations that can’t survive the loss of individuals.
We’ve got good news: Society is making great strides to help wild animals cope with roads in their habitats. Elongated bridges, overpasses and underpasses, and even culverts—combined with fencing that guides animals to them—offer the best hope for reducing the carnage.
You can help. Start by slowing down at dusk and dawn, and give wildlife a brake.
News & Events
May 15, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States presented a Humane Wildlife Stewardship Award to participants of Operation Turtle, a public-private partnership that has saved the lives of hundreds of aquatic turtles and other wild animals.
February 28, 2013
The HSUS and the Colorado Department of Transportation Issue Statement on Ongoing Prairie Dog Relocation Project
The Humane Society of the United States and the Colorado Department of Transportation issued a joint response to public concern about a prairie dog relocation project.
February 7, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States, in collaboration with the Village of Bayside, held a series of workshops yesterday to explain successful techniques for humanely resolving conflicts with coyotes and other wildlife.
January 24, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States, in collaboration with Orange County Animal Services, held a series of workshops Jan. 23 to explain successful techniques for humanely resolving conflicts with coyotes and other wildlife.
June 18, 2013
Trophy hunters may not import polar bears from Canada, under a federal appeals court decision upholding a 2008 import ban.
May 16, 2013
California State Assembly Passes Groundbreaking Legislation to Require the Use of Non-Lead Ammunition in Hunting
Important legislation requiring the use of non-lead ammunition for hunting today passed the California State Assembly by a wide margin.
May 8, 2013
A California court has upheld the constitutionality of Proposition 4, a 1998 state ballot measure banning use of cruel traps and poisons for the purpose of killing wildlife.
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.