Help keep wild animals in the wild and out of zoos and circuses.

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

Photo of India the tiger playing in his pool with his red ball.

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.

After being rescued from the private pet trade, India came to live at Black Beauty Ranch, where he loves splashing in the water and playing with tiger-appropriate toys. Meredith Lee / The HSUS
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
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.

Tiger at Black Beauty Ranch.

Tigers and other big cats shouldn't be "pets." Help us stop roadside zoos and protect exotic pets by making a donation today.

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