The perception that animals are “overpopulated” in certain areas generally overlooks the fact that their habitat may have been eaten away by development, or their natural predators may have been removed. Whatever the reason, The HSUS is the leading advocate and innovator in humane wildlife-population control.
The HSUS is a leader in the emerging field of immunocontraception—a humane way to control animal populations where it’s necessary and appropriate. This method safely uses the body's immune response to prevent pregnancy without harming the animal or the population as a whole.
Immunocontraception has been used to control deer and wild horse populations across the United States and elephant populations in South Africa.
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June 10, 2016
Free webinars on wildlife protection.
December 11, 2015
The Cincinnati Neighborhood of Clifton is participating in a unique three-to-five year study to determine the feasibility of managing the white-tailed deer population through fertility control.
February 16, 2015
End of Culling? A Sharpshooter Gunned Down Their Families. A Contraceptive Called PZP Might Save These South African Elephants From the Same Fate
Wildlife managers in South Africa face a unique challenge: balancing the needs of a rising number of elephants with the needs of other species in limited preserved areas. The contraceptive PZP offers a humane solution.
February 9, 2015
You can help pass laws that protect animals in your state. Humane Lobby Day is easy, fun and guaranteed to make you feel like a powerful animal activist. We'll help you find the Humane Lobby Day in your state.