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

Animals should never be torn from their natural habitats, forced to live in cages and perform tricks.

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 working to end "entertainment" that abuses animals.

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.

Tigers in a cage at a Maryland roadside zoo
Debbie Leahy
Debbie Leahy

The Providing Responsible Emergency Plans for Animals at Risk of Emerging Disasters (PREPARED) Act, H.R. 1042, will require owners of animal-related businesses regulated under the Animal Welfare Act—including puppy mills, research facilities, zoos, circuses and aquariums—to have a disaster plan for the animals they house. Urge your U.S. Representative to cosponsor the PREPARED Act today!