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MURCHISON, Texas – A former “pet” tiger discovered in a cage where he could barely move in a Houston home last February has made great strides during his first year living at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch. When he first arrived at the sanctuary, Loki had to adjust to a life in a spacious...

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Susan and Doug with their dog Emma in the backyard at their home.

Many of us  experience a moment of connection when we look into an animal’s eyes and know, instantly, that we’ve found our next pet. Susan DeVoe had that happen through a text message. DeVoe had recently lost 16-year-old Ripley, a spirited border collie mix with one blue and one brown eye. When she...

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A neglected camel arrived at his forever home at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch on April 10. The 18-year-old two-humped Bactrian camel named Bubba was rescued from a home by the South Florida SPCA in October 2018. Bubba was severely malnourished and living in deplorable conditions without...

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Award-winning country music star Tanya Tucker’s relationship with horses got off to a rocky start. When she was 5, her dad gave her a Shetland pony—a very spirited Shetland pony—named Pretty Boy. “He bucked me off so many times and tried to kill me so many times,” Tucker remembers with a laugh. But...

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Editor’s note 5/30/17: GOOD NEWS! The HSUS and the New York Blood Center have announced an agreement to provide long-term sanctuary for the Liberian chimpanzees. Read the update. More than 60 chimpanzees abandoned in Liberia by the New York Blood Center are on a path to living at a suitable long...

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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...

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The Humane Society of the United States today released the results of an undercover investigation documenting shocking animal abuse at a Vermont slaughter plant. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture took decisive action today based on the information provided by...

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A group of senior Republican and Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee reintroduced the nation’s first-ever general federal animal cruelty bill – the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, H.R. 1494. Sponsored by Reps. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, and Ted Deutch, D-Fla., the PACT...

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Between roles on the screen and on the stage, actress Evanna Lynch dedicates her time to animal advocacy. Photo courtesy Evanna Lynch. Free-spirited Luna Lovegood of the Harry Potter series possesses a quiet courage: She’s a nonjudgmental, gentle soul who takes the side of the oppressed simply...

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Emmy-award winning actress and proud Illinoisan Jane Lynch has urged Gov. Rauner to sign Senate Bill 1342, which will ban the use of elephants in traveling animal acts.

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Adam Parascandola is the Acting Senior Director of the Animal Rescue Team at the Humane Society of the Unites States.
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The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the shooting of three wild horses in Tonto National Forest, Arizona. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is...

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The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of three wild burros near Lake Pleasant, Arizona. The U.S...

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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...

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Animal shelters are your best source when looking for a pet. Not only do they have a great selection of adult animals for adoption, but many of them also have kittens, puppies and purebred pets.

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that all leopards may qualify for “endangered” status under the Endangered Species Act. The decision comes in response to a legal petition submitted in July 2016 by the Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International, International Fund...

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After a key legal defeat, the Department of the Interior told a federal district court in New York late Friday that no future meetings of the International Wildlife Conservation Council (IWCC) will take place, bringing an end to the controversial council. Environmental and animal advocacy groups...

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Koala in charred trees after the Australia wildfires

WARNING: Content may be upsetting to readers.

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Your cat’s best friend may not be another cat. Cats are very territorial creatures and often vehemently defend their turf.

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