May 21, 2012
In the wake of an undercover investigation revealing that an Oklahoma roadside zoo with ties to Pennsylvania is allowing children to interact with dangerous predators, The Humane Society of the United States is urging the state Senate to quickly pass H.B. 1398, the exotic pet bill, sponsored by Rep. Edward Staback, D-Lackawanna/Wayne.
May 18, 2012
The HSUS Urges Congress to Take Immediate Action by Passing the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act
In the wake of an undercover investigation revealing that an Oklahoma roadside zoo with approximately 200 tigers and other big cats is allowing children to interact with dangerous predators, The HSUS is calling on members of Congress to take immediate action on the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act (H.R. 4122).
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 4, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States, on behalf of its more than 50,000 members and supporters across Hawaii, thanks the State Legislature for its support in passing a number of animal protection bills this legislative session, and urges Gov. Abercrombie to sign the bills into law.
May 1, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States applauds a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to file charges against the owner of Collins Zoo in Collins, Miss., for repeated and willful violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act.
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 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 21, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States awards the 2011 ACE Documentary Film Grant to "Cages of Shame," about bears held captive on bile farms in China.
March 12, 2012
Citizens from across Pennsylvania participating in Humane Lobby Day 2012, met with lawmakers at the Capitol on behalf of legislation to reduce animal suffering in the state. Top-priority measures would ban the private possession of exotic animals as pets, prohibit the use of carbon monoxide chambers to euthanize animals, and outlaw live pigeon shoots.
March 8, 2012
Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, issued the following statement in response to the dangerous wild animal bill introduced by Ohio State Sen. Troy Balderson, who represents a district that includes Zanesville
March 1, 2012
The HSUS Applauds Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for Cracking Down on Alleged Wildlife Abuse
The HSUS commends Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for Monday’s wildlife seizure in Palm Beach County, Fla. and Wednesday’s crackdown on alleged poaching crimes in five Florida counties.
January 17, 2012
The HSUS Recognizes a Step Forward on Exotic Snakes Rule, But Criticizes Obama Administration for Failing to Ban Commerce in Reticulated Pythons and Other Large Constricting Snakes That Dominate Trade
Interior Secretary Salazar’s announcement banning trade in Burmese pythons is a welcome move, but The HSUS is disappointed that the Obama administration dramatically weakened an Interior Department proposal to list nine species of large constrictor snakes as “injurious” under the Lacey Act, which prohibits importation and interstate movement of these deadly non-native snakes as pets.
January 6, 2012
The HSUS applauds the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California for leading a crackdown on the illegal wildlife trade, “Operation Cyberwild,” with the assistance of specially trained HSUS volunteers who conducted Internet research on the trafficking in wild animals
December 19, 2011
The HSUS Again Calls on Obama Administration to Adopt Rule to Ban Trade in Burmese Pythons and Other Large Constricting Snakes
The Humane Society of the United States called again on the White House to stop delaying action on a rule to ban the imports of tens of thousands of large constricting snakes into the country and they were joined by House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Norm Dicks, D-Wash., and former Chairman Bill Young, R-Fla., in demanding action on the long-delayed rule by the end of the year.
May 20, 2011
World Turtle Day is May 23, and in an effort to celebrate and preserve these endearing creatures, The Humane Society of the United States is urging people to beware of fairs, carnivals, flea markets, street vendors and pet shops that sell or distribute baby turtles.
March 1, 2011
The African lion is facing extinction. The HSUS and Humane Society International are part of a coalition petitioning the U.S. government to list the African lion under the Endangered Species Act.
January 14, 2011
When green anoles failed to thrive as classroom pets, fourth-grader Kathryn Koo wanted to make sure the reptiles would go on to have “good lives,” complete with proper care and habitat.
January 3, 2011
Commercial collectors remove millions of fish from coral reefs. The HSUS and HSI are targeting a global trade that lays waste to these fragile ecosystems.