You can help us keep wild animals where they belong—in the wild.

Animals torn from their natural habitats to entertain us in aquariums, zoos or circuses are silently suffering in captivity.

Orcas in marine mammal shows, such as Sea World, are better off in the wild

In the wake of tragic deaths of trainers at SeaWorld and pressure from animal protection groups including the Humane Society of the United States, the amusement park company made the compassionate decision to begin phasing out live orca exhibits and captive breeding programs. 

We're striving to empty tanks and cages.

From roadside zoos and elephant rides to posing with baby tigers and swimming with dolphins, interactions with wild animals are both cruel and dangerous.

Captivity by the numbers
Ringling Bros and Barnum Bailey circus elephants
50
LAWS

Have passed since 2014 that protect wild animals in traveling shows.

Ocelot Nirvana sits in its enclosure at Big Cat Rescue
5
STATES

Do not currently have laws on keeping dangerous wild animals as pets: Alabama, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina and Wisconsin.

The HSUS helped end orca captive breeding program at SeaWorld
30-50
YEARS

Is the estimated life span of a killer whale in the wild—most orcas in captivity don't live past age 13.

dolphins performing unnaturally in captivity
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SeaWorld plans to end the breeding of killer whales at its facilities and will not have orcas in any new parks opened around the world. Help spread this momentous change to other aquatic parks by not attending dolphin, whale or other marine mammal shows.