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

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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? How do I know if my...

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Together, we can reduce needless cruelty to animals.

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Because beauty should be kind.

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Teddy the beagle running

Teddy was never meant to have a name. He was born a number, just one of tens of thousands of dogs—mostly beagles like him, chosen for their trusting, docile nature and compact size—bred in the United States for use in experiments each year. Teddy was meant to live and die in a laboratory, without...

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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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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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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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Attorney Elissa Katz had been rescuing cats for years when she attended the Humane Society of the United States’ Taking Action for Animals conference in 2007. She hoped to learn more about advocacy in general, but one workshop changed her life: Heidi Prescott, HSUS senior vice president of campaigns...

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WASHINGTON—Today, 202 veterinarians sent a letter to the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary expressing support for the Save America’s Forgotten Equines Act, H.R. 3355/S. 2732, federal legislation to permanently prohibit the slaughter of...

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Together with you, we made real progress for animals during another unusual year. Thank you for sticking with us, so we can be there for them. Here’s what you’ve shown us in 2021. You won’t stand for fur. In 2020, consumers made the connection between the fur trade and dangerous diseases that pose a...

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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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ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (April 11, 2023) — As the 2023 legislative session rings to a close, animal advocates in Maryland will have a lot to celebrate. During this session the state became the first in the nation to make a dedicated investment in alternatives to animal research (SB560/HB626)...

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Because animals need their fur coats more than we do.

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White tiger in a cage at a traveling circus

The white Bengal tiger paces back and forth, back and forth in a squat cage on the edge of the show ring. The cage is little longer than the tiger's body. The clock ticks down to the start of three scheduled performances at this fair in Pennsylvania. Potted palms and wooden masks decorate the ring...

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We fight the big fights to end suffering for all animals. Together with millions of supporters, the Humane Society of the United States takes on puppy mills, factory farms, the fur trade, trophy hunting, animal cosmetics testing and other cruel industries. Through our rescue, response and sanctuary...

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

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Contact your state director Our state directors work daily—in state capitols, local communities and beyond—to advocate for animal protection laws. Through community organizing and direct lobbying efforts, our state directors fight the big fights to end suffering for all animals. To ask a question...

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