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Dogs are the canine companions who have shared our lives for millennia.

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Prairie dogs possess strong family bonds and sophisticated language skills.

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A Veterinarian treats a dog rescued from the China dog meat trade.

WARNING: The following story contains graphic content. Editor's note | May 20, 2016: Since this article first published, activists have continued to go to Yulin to protest its annual dog meat festival and rescue dogs. A recent HSI investigation revealed that about 300 dogs are killed each day in the...

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Karen E. Lange

Every dog needs a collar, chiefly because they need something on which to hang their leash, license, ID and rabies vaccination tag. There are so many styles of collar out there that it's easy to get one that reflects your dog's (or your) personality—but collars serve purposes beyond identification...

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If you buy puppies from the internet or pet stores, you could be supporting puppy mills. In our fifth Horrible Hundred report, we continue to shine a light on violations, despite increasing challenges in investigating them. Efforts to get updated information from the United States Department of...

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Dogs in filthy cages at a dog meat farm in South Korea

It’s still dark, the coming dawn a wash of paler blue in the inky sky over Namyangju, a small city outside of Seoul, when the line of vans turns off the main highway onto a gravel side road. The vans ascend the narrow drive up a brushy, frozen hillside, assembling above a cluster of ramshackle metal...

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M. Carrie Allan

Contents How many dogs are used in experiments? What kinds of experiments are dogs used in? What kinds of institutions use dogs in experiments? Which laboratories in the U.S. have the largest number of dogs in their possession? Where do laboratories get the dogs they use in experiments? Which...

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From "the leader of the pack" to "the top dog," plenty of simplistic metaphors come from the canine world. But relationships between canines can be pretty complex, beginning with the very first meeting.

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Contents What is meant by "chaining" or "tethering" dogs? Why do people tether their dogs? Why is tethering bad for dogs? How does tethering dogs pose a danger to humans? How should dogs be confined and restrained safely? Should tethering ever be allowed? What about attaching a dog's leash to a...

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Greyhound racing is on the wane—it's now illegal in more than 40 states. We can eliminate greyhound racing through education, compassion and action. Greyhounds are at a disadvantage even before they are born. Thousands are bred annually (many more than are needed to race) in an attempt to create the...

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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...

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To stop the brutal trade in our best friends.

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If you're like most parents planning a weekend outing for your family, you might take your children camping, to an amusement park, or a baseball game. Not so for many parents in rural Louisiana. Or Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Florida, and a handful of other states where feral pigs roam. A weekend...

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Danielle Ring

Skunks live all over the place and if your dog gets curious about one, they may end up with a face full of stink. If your pooch gets sprayed, there are ways you can rid them of the scent without having to buy up every can of tomato juice in the area. Over-the-counter products (such as Nature's...

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Wanda the dog has discerning tastes when it comes to cars. Instead of jumping in adopter Morgan’s spacious Jeep when it’s time to go out, the 150-pound Great Dane opts for a significantly smaller ride: A two-door Dodge Challenger belonging to Morgan’s husband. “She literally takes up the entire...

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By Kelly L. Williams

Prarie Dogs, People and Plague

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USDA Dog Numbers

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