HSI is dedicated to protecting all wildlife from cruelty, exploitation, and loss of habitat.

Don't Buy Wild: An Interactive Guide

Every year, billions of animals are inhumanely captured and killed to provide for your entertainment, and to make products for you to buy here and around the world. It’s called the international wildlife trade, and you can help stop it by avoiding products and experiences that come from these abused animals.

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  • Badger Slaughter

    Badgers are under the threat of mass slaughter from a misguided attempt to control the spread of bovine tuberculosis. Learn More

  • Fur

    From fur factory farming to trapping, the reality is simple: fur is beautiful on animals, not on people. Help put the fur industry out of business. Learn More

  • Hare Protection

    HSI is working to stem the population declines of brown and mountain hares in the UK. Learn More

  • Immunocontraception

    HSI is working with scientists to develop a non-hormonal birth control method to control breeding in confined wild animal populations. Learn More

  • Marine Mammals in Captivity

    The more we learn about marine mammals, the more troubling it becomes to keep these complex, intelligent creatures in tanks and pens.  Learn More

  • Mercy Release

    The Buddhist tradition of mercy release began centuries ago with spontaneous acts of compassion toward animals, but the modern version causes suffering and environmental damage. Learn More

  • Primates as Pets

    The keeping of primates as pets, along with the associated trade to supply the demand for them, raises serious concerns. Learn More

  • Rhinoceros Poaching

    All five species of rhino are in crisis due to poaching and the trade in their horns for Traditional Chinese Medicine. Learn More

  • Shark Finning

    Every year, in oceans around the world, tens of millions of sharks are hunted to meet the demand for shark fin soup. Learn More

  • Whaling

    Despite a ban on commercial whaling, whales are still hunted. HSI is calling for a global whale sanctuary to end all whaling for commercial purposes forever. Learn More

  • Wildlife Trade

    The international wildlife trade threatens the survival of many species and results in the inhumane treatment of billions of animals every year. Learn More

Stop Wildlife Abuse News

  • May 9, 2016

    Bill to Improve Animal Protection in Canada Introduced

    HSI/Canada applauded Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith for moving Bill C-246, the Modernizing Animal Protections Act, which seeks to make common sense improvements to the animal cruelty section of the Canadian Criminal Code.

  • May 6, 2016

    Survey Results in China Reveal Strong Public Support for Pangolin Protection

    A poll by the Aita Foundation and HSI found that more than 80 percent of Chinese public agree that consuming pangolins for food or for medicinal purposes should be banned. Additionally, 90 percent of those surveyed expressed their willingness to partake in pangolin protection activities.

  • May 6, 2016

    穿山甲保护研讨会

    北京爱它动物保护公益基金会与美国人道对待动物协会在北京联合举办了穿山甲保护研讨会,发布了关于中国公众对穿山甲消费和穿山甲保护的社会调查结果。这两家动物保护组织呼吁要保护这一濒危物种。来自世界自然保护联盟物种存续委员会(IUCN SSC)的穿山甲专家Helen Nash在研讨会上介绍了穿山甲的独特生物学特征以及它们所面临的困境。她说:“中华穿山甲还有希望,但我们需要采取紧急的行动去保护它们。”

  • May 4, 2016

    Kenya Ivory Burn Demonstrates Need for the Oregon Ballot Initiative Ivory

    In a strong warning to elephant poachers, Kenya sent 105 tons of ivory up in flames this past Saturday, April 30.

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