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Mice and rats are curious, social animals who can make excellent pets.

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Rats are incredibly hardy animals who have never shown any problem adjusting to change. Usually that change is the introduction of a new poison, as humans constantly work harder and harder to exterminate these animals.

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Adapted from the book Wild Neighbors

How many animals are used each year in U.S. laboratories for biomedical research? What is the most commonly used species of animal in biomedical research? Where do animals in biomedical research laboratories come from? What happens to the animals when an experiment ends? What is the position of the...

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The #BeCrueltyFree campaign has issued a public call urging L’Oréal to support legislative efforts to ban cosmetic animal testing and sales worldwide. Despite more than 200 companies in the cosmetics industry having already thrown their weight behind the campaign and legislation, L’Oréal — one of...

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

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Contents Military What types of training involve animals? What happens to the animals? Which animals are used? What laws and regulations address this? What are the alternatives? Are non-animal alternatives effective? Does the military conduct research experiments on animals? Veterinary schools What...

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Alternative testing methods have many advantages over traditional animal tests—including being more humane—but implementing an alternative from idea to acceptance can take years. Learn more about the step-by-step process, then check out our list of examples in action. Step 1: Defining The word...

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House mice, like all animals, like to stay warm and fed, and often spend their lives comfortably inside buildings without causing any problems. If they must go however, these humane tips will help you find them a new home.

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Adapted from the book Wild Neighbors

Because beauty should be kind.

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Guinea pigs have a lot of appealing qualities: They're small, gentle and personable, just to name a few. Like all companion animals though, they require special care and attention. Here are some important questions to consider before adopting a guinea pig: Where should you get a guinea pig? Instead...

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Make your kids’ summer vacation count with these fun craft projects! Whether you design snazzy décor to deter birds from flying into your windows or make toys for the neighborhood pets, we’d love to see what you create. Share your photos with us! Projects for pets Keep pets of all stripes...

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In the late 1960s, a shy teenager in Georgia read an article in her local newspaper about animals being used in laboratory testing. She was outraged. She imagined the agony these animals must have endured and was moved to write a letter to the paper. “I remember it was sort of a rebuttal to what had...

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By Michael Sharp

Animal testing of cosmetic products and ingredients, and the sale of newly animal-tested cosmetics, would be phased out under legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. Passage of the Humane Cosmetics Act, H.R.2858, will bring the U.S. in line with more than 30 other countries—home...

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The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund praise California Gov. Jerry Brown for signing groundbreaking legislation that prohibits the sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals. The law is the first of its kind in North America. SB 1249, championed by...

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Cruelty-free beauty company Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics is re-launching its global best-selling New Shampoo Bar to encourage consumers to get behind The HSUS, HSLF, and HSI's global campaign to ban cosmetic animal testing and trade by signing their petition at www.endanimaltesting.org. The...

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WASHINGTON—MOM’s Organic Market has become the most recent company to support the Humane Cosmetics Act, a piece of federal legislation to end the production and sale of animal-tested cosmetics in the United States. The legislation would, with certain exceptions, end all animal testing for cosmetics...

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Raccoons rarely pose health risks to humans, but as with any wild animal knowing the signs of illness and risks of exposure will help you know how to protect yourself and your family.

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Coyote on an urban sidewalk

Coyotes go out of their way to stay out of ours: They’re partial to open areas but seek hiding places in cities. They’re naturally active in daylight but adopt nocturnal lifestyles when living near humans. They can follow traffic signals and cross roads after rush hour. They even try to “escort” dog...

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By Nancy Lawson, author of The Humane Gardener

Thanks to widespread pet vaccinations, effective post-exposure treatment and the relative rarity of undetected bites by rabid animals, the number of human deaths from rabies in the United States caused has declined to an average of only one or two per year—far less than the number of human...

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