To keep wild animals where they belong—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 collage of a roadside zoo brochure, ticket, a camera and a photograph of a girl with baby tigers.

Inhumane animal attractions come in many forms, from cub petting to unethical safari operations. All too often, animals suffer physical and psychological distress for human entertainment.

Photo collage by Rachel Stern / 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.

Did you know?
Ringling Bros and Barnum Bailey circus elephants

In 37 states ban the use of wild animals in traveling shows.

Ocelot Nirvana sits in its enclosure at Big Cat Rescue

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

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

Scared yellow dog left out in the rain and mud

For every animal saved, countless others are still suffering. By stepping up for them, you can create a future where animals no longer have to suffer in puppy mills, factory farms, testing labs or other heartbreaking situations. Start saving lives today!

Kathy Milani / The HSUS