When wild or exotic animals are kept as pets, the result is usually tragic for the animal and often negative for the owner. Lack of knowledge about behavioral traits, social needs and proper nutrition may lead to inadvertent neglect. For many of the larger wild or exotic species, the cost of feed, veterinary care, handling equipment and confinement facilities may be prohibitive. The release or abandonment of non- native wildlife or exotic animals into the natural environment can create severe or catastrophic impacts to the native ecology. Federal, state and regional laws and regulations may prohibit the ownership of some animals, and some species are at higher risk to transmit diseases to humans. American Humane opposes the deliberate capture, confinement, breeding, or the hybrid breeding, of wild or exotic animals as pets and also opposes their release into non-native environments.
Founded in 1877, American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being of animals.
This year, American Humane is encouraging everyone to support #farmers and #ranchers who are working to elevate farm animal welfare. To learn more about our farm program, and the excellent producers we certify, visit https://bit.ly/3svtaJK #FarmAnimals #Farming #HumaneCertified
Thank you to the #zoos and #aquariums that are truly making a difference for #endangeredpspecies across the globe. #EscapeFromExtinction
An adorable endangered Indian rhinoceros was born last week in Poland’s Wroclaw Zoo, a hopeful development in efforts to preserve the rare animals! Read more: https://bit.ly/38JT8Bl via @AP @zoowroclaw #EscapeFromExtinction #AnimalConservation
After a rough and devastating year, we all need to do our part to help rebuild our communities. Thank you @CollegeMag for including American Humane as one of the ten best organizations you should #donate to in 2021! https://bit.ly/2XVCmJD