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Today, the New York City Council, by a vote of 43 to 6 and with the support of Mayor Bill de Blasio, passed Int. No. 1233-A banning the use of wild animals in circuses in New York City. Sponsored and championed for 11 years by City Councilmember Rosie Mendez and supported by Health Committee Chair...

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If a simple conversation could help spare the lives of thousands of animals, would you start it? That’s what Julie Knopp asks new animal advocates who want to change their communities. The answer, she says, is almost always an emphatic yes. Two years ago, Knopp said yes to her own opportunity—and...

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By Kelly L. Williams

The public display industry keeps many species of marine mammals captive in concrete tanks, especially whales and dolphins. The Humane Society of the United States believes that these animals are best seen in their natural coastal and ocean environments instead of being held captive simply to...

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What are captive hunts? Captive hunting operations—also referred to as "shooting preserves," "canned hunts," or "game ranches"—are private trophy hunting facilities that offer their customers the opportunity to kill exotic and native animals trapped within enclosures. Some facilities have even...

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Fertility control: Essential to American wild burros and mustangs While wild burros are legally viewed in the same light as the American mustang, protected as a living symbol of the American West, the wild horses often seem to receive most of the public's attention. But burros have played a critical...

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A grey wolf calls out at Glacier National Park in Montana.

EDITOR'S NOTE: After this article appeared in the Jan/Feb issue of All Animals, the White House announced that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will leave his position at the end of the year. As a draw for tourists from around the world, the wolves in Denali National Park are worth millions of dollars...

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By Karen E. Lange

Backyard swimming pools are synonymous with summer fun. But they can be deadly for wildlife. Pool drownings are tragic, because they are preventable. Animals—from skunks, chipmunks and mice to lizards, frogs and snakes, or ducks, fledgling birds and even pets—can find themselves in a pool with no...

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It's common to see baby wild animals outside during spring, as a new generation makes its way into the world. Baby wild animals might seem like they need our help, but unless the animal is truly orphaned or injured, there is no need to rescue them. These tips can help you decide whether to take...

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Healthy oceans are vital to the animals who call them home and to the overall well-being of our planet. Here are a few things you can do to help. Stop trashing the ocean. You probably wouldn't dream of dumping your trash in the ocean. But did you know that over-fertilizing your lawn could have an...

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The Indiana House passed legislation allowing privately-owned facilities in the state to stock deer and elk for trophy-seekers, letting them pay to shoot the semi-tame animals trapped in enclosures for guaranteed kills. By shipping deer and elk across state lines to be stocked in these fenced...

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Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a measure into law that protects captive elephants in California. Authored by Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-33, Senate Bill 1062 prohibits the use of bullhooks on elephants and goes into effect on January 1, 2018. Resembling a fireplace poker, bullhooks are used by handlers to hit...

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HONOLULU—Today, the Executive Board of the Hawaii Board of Agriculture approved a proposal to prohibit dangerous wild animals—including tigers, lions, bears, primates, elephants and crocodiles—from being brought into Hawaii for performances in circuses, carnivals and other public exhibitions. The...

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Yesterday, Hawaii Governor Ige signed a proposal to amend Chapter 4-71, Hawaii Administrative Rules, entitled “Plant and Non-Domestic Animal Quarantine Non-Domestic Animal Import Rules,” to prohibit the importation of dangerous wild animals - including tigers, lions, bears, primates, elephants and...

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Whether by volunteering your time, money, car or even your birthday, there are so many ways to help the Humane Society of the United States fight for all animals.
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Captive and wild chimpanzees are now listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The new listing from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is in response to a 2010 legal petition (PDF) by The Humane Society of the United States. Under the ESA, a permit for any activity that would involve...

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All of us can make a difference for animals in our everyday lives, whether it's by adopting a pet, choosing products not tested on animals, eating a humane diet or engaging your community in animal protection issues. With so many widespread problems facing animals, it takes all of our collective...

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Montgomery County becomes the first community in Maryland to approve sweeping reforms to help wild animals by banning their use in circuses. The vote won praise from The Humane Society of the United States, which says its passage is leading to the day when these animals, including endangered species...

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Robert Redford, Ed Harris, Elle Fanning, Ian Somerhalder and countless other equine enthusiasts joined The HSUS, HSLF, Return to Freedom and the ASPCA to draw attention to the threat posed to wild horses and burros. (See letter and list of fifty plus signatures from actors, singers, screenwriters...

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Return to Freedom Wild Horse Conservation, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®)

Living with Wild Neighbors in Urban and Suburban Communities: A Guide for Local Leaders is designed to help communities find long-lasting, nonlethal solutions to conflicts with Canada geese, deer, coyotes, beavers, and other urban wildlife. The guide examines how typical conflicts over wildlife...

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