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Together, we can end the barbaric practice of animal fighting.

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Because beauty should be kind.

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Together, we can reduce needless cruelty to animals.

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Contents What products are considered cosmetics? Is animal testing legally required for cosmetics sold in the United States? Where is cosmetics testing on animals mandatory? Where is cosmetics testing on animals banned? Why do some cosmetics companies still use animal testing? What cosmetics tests...

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Together, we can make sure there’s a family for every pet—and help keep pets in the loving homes they have.

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We take on the biggest threats to all creatures, great and small. Here are some of the issues we work on.

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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. 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 the...

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Ashley from the HSUS Animal Rescue team kissing a dog

UPDATE: After this story first published, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed legislation that includes some of the most comprehensive anti-puppy mill protections in the country. The law increases standards of care for breeding dogs, such as requiring veterinary visits and clean food and water, and bans...

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You can help keep wild animals where they belong—in the wild—and out of zoos and circuses.

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Steps you can take to stop animal abuse

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Chimpanzees are wild, complex animals who live in family groups and form lifelong bonds.

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While folktales portray them as sly tricksters, red foxes deserve our respect for their intelligence and adaptability.

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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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Happy pig looking at the camera

We often hear a similar refrain from our readers, especially around this time of year: “I wish I could do more for animals, but I’m on a tight budget.” There are dozens of ways you can help animals that won’t cost you a penny, and nearly all of them start with your voice. Your words are powerful in...

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Kitty Block speaking at the To the Rescue! New York Gala

The night before Kitty Block’s second grade class visited the circus, she was so excited she hardly slept. But the next day, when she saw the elephants perform, the thrill left her. Even at age 7, she knew something was wrong. “I realized there are things people accept that aren’t right.”

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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 because it’s right. Evanna Lynch—the Irish actress who portrays her in the movies—seems to share those traits. Through her weekly podcast...

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By reducing the suffering of animals raised for meat, eggs and dairy.

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WASHINGTON—The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund commend the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the U.S. House of Representatives for holding a hearing on the Save America’s Forgotten Equines (SAFE) Act, H.R. 3355, and Prevent All Soring Tactics...

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