August 13, 2014
Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill prohibiting direct physical contact between members of the public and captive tigers, lions and other big cats in the state.
October 18, 2012
Animal Welfare and Conservation Groups Petition USDA to Prohibit Public Contact with Dangerous Wild Animals
On the one-year anniversary of the Zanesville, Ohio, tragedy in which about 50 big cats, bears, primates and other animals were released from cages at a private menagerie, The Humane Society of the United States, World Wildlife Fund, International Fund for Animal Welfare, The Fund for Animals, Born Free USA, Big Cat Rescue, and the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries filed a legal petition asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to prohibit public contact with big cats, bears and primates under the Animal Welfare Act.
March 16, 2010
Documentaries focusing on animal welfare issues such as exotic pet ownership have gained widespread recognition this year, thanks in part to The HSUS's Animal Content in Entertainment (ACE) program.
June 23, 2008
A Q&A with Officer Tim Harrison who is featured in the film "The Elephant in the Living Room", winner of the 2008 $25,000 ACE documentary grant