You can help 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. 

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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
50
LAWS

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

4
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.

This bill will protect big cats by keeping them out of the hands of people who would exploit them or not care for them properly.

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