It's a myth that going outside is a requirement for feline happiness. Playing regularly with a cat easily satisfies her stalking instinct, keeps her stimulated and provides the exercise she needs to stay healthy and happy.
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Canada's annual commercial seal hunt is the largest slaughter of marine mammals on the planet. Facing harsh criticism the world over because of the hunt's cruelty and unsustainability, the Canadian government and fishing industry have spread much misinformation. Here are the basic facts about the
Backyard chickens can be wonderful companions. Interest in keeping them has grown as part of the local, sustainable, and organic food movements. The HSUS supports measures that reduce animal suffering, and every family that gets their eggs from backyard hens is likely reducing or eliminating their
Across the country, entire communities ban or restrict dogs because of their breed or perceived breed. The HSUS opposes such public policies as inhumane and ineffective. There is no evidence that breed-specific laws reduce dog bites or attacks on people and they divert resources from more effective
Alternative testing methods have many advantages over traditional animal tests—including being more humane—but implementing an alternative from idea to acceptance can take years. Learn more about the step-by-step process, then check out our list of examples in action. Step 1: Defining The word
The Humane Society of the United States was founded in 1954 to complement the work of local organizations by tackling the root causes of cruelty and suffering. We are dedicated to the principles of rescue, reform and results to bring about a truly humane society. Charity ratings The HSUS was voted
The concept of overpopulation, or how many deer are too many for a given area, is a subjective one. While it may be true that deer densities are at historic highs, this statement by itself has little meaning. To begin with, the forests of today in no way represent historical conditions in this
Hibernating bats have been dying in great numbers—90 to 100 percent of some colonies—from a disease known as White-Nose Syndrome (WNS), which causes a white fungus to appear on their noses, ears, wings, and tails. First discovered in 2006 near Albany, New York, WNS has spread rapidly across the
Bats, like any other mammal, can carry rabies , but the incidence of rabies in bat populations is extremely low. Most human exposures occur when someone accidentally or carelessly handles a bat or is unaware they have been bitten. The National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends
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Jeffrey J. Arciniaco, Boca Raton, Florida (2009-) President and board chair, South Florida Wildlife Center (Ft. Lauderdale); co-fiduciary, Folke H. Peterson Foundation; trustee, Ardath B. Rosengarden Charitable Trust; ambassador, Tree of Life Foundation International, animal branch; specialist in
Experts agree that breed-specific legislation (BSL) and similar policies that restrict dogs based on appearance do not reduce dog bites in communities or enhance public safety. Learn more about fighting BSL in our advocate toolkit American Bar Association “…the American Bar Association urges all
The key to helping your new dog make a successful adjustment to your home is being prepared and being patient. It can take anywhere from two days to two months for you and your pet to adjust to each other.
If you've ever had to put a beloved pet to sleep, then you know how heartbreaking it can be to lose a member of your family. Yet at the end of a cat or dog's life, the peace of a quiet room, the soft embrace of someone who cares and a gentle, painless sleep induced by a trained technician is one of