The international wildlife trade threatens the survival of many species and results in the inhumane treatment of billions of animals every year. Avoid contributing to the problem – Don’t Buy Wild.
Wildlife trade includes live animals (who may be sold as exotic pets or stock for game farms, or sent to biomedical research facilities or zoos) and their parts (which may be used in clothing, as ornamental objects, as food or as traditional medicine).Wildlife trade is linked to violence, drugs and organized crime. It harms wildlife populations. Methods used to capture animals for trade may be terribly cruel.
You have the power to save wildlife. Help encourage policy makers to improve and enforce laws and regulations in order to reduce or end this trade. And understand the impact of your consumption choices: Lack of demand is the best solution.
July 29, 2015
HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle commented on the killing of a beloved African lion by a trophy-hunting American dentist.
July 15, 2015
Today, a coalition of wildlife groups petitioned the U.S. government to designate pangolins as “endangered” under the U.S. Endangered Species Act and also asked the agency to protect pangolins under the Act’s “similarity of appearance” provision.
July 1, 2015
World-renowned DJ Steve Aoki joined The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International in their efforts to combat wildlife poaching.
June 30, 2015
Humane Society International/India offered an award of up to 5,00,000 INR for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the gang responsible for the smuggling of two baby orangutans in Andhra Pradesh, as reported by newspapers.