Current Selections
Showing 20 of 181 results

Pigs are gentle creatures with surprising intelligence.

Animal

(Each report is available as a downloadable PDF.) Pigs About Pigs [PDF] Animal Welfare in the Pig Industry [PDF] Economics of Alternatives to Gestation Crates [PDF] The Welfare of Intensively Confined Animals [PDF] Scientists and Experts: Gestation Crates [PDF] Welfare Issues with Gestation Crates...

Resource

What can guinea pigs eat? And how much? Guinea pigs don't usually overeat, but it's important to provide the proper balance of pellets, hay and fresh vegetables. Like human beings, guinea pigs cannot make their own vitamin C, so they require vitamin C-rich foods in their daily diet. Commercial food...

Resource
Illustration of a factory farm with man herding pigs into a truck, pollution and a family nearby

Imagine a chicken. Picture her downy white feathers and small, intense eyes. Maybe she’s sitting on a nest, softly clucking. Perhaps she’s scratching in the dirt, a quaint red barn in silhouette behind her. Cows graze contentedly nearby; a pig snuffles in the mud. It’s an idyllic vision, familiar...

Article
Illustrations by Rachel Stern

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

Big Fight

Because beauty should be kind.

Big Fight

As the year comes to an end, animal advocates celebrate the passage of three new animal protection ordinances and resolutions in Montclair. Most notably, Montclair prohibited the retail sale of dogs and cats in pet stores. Montclair joins 136 municipalities in New Jersey that have enacted humane pet...

Press Release

Chickens are intelligent birds with a complex social hierarchy.

Animal

Cows are social, complex animals.

Animal

What is immunocontraception? Immunocontraception is a birth control method that uses the body's immune response to prevent pregnancy. Why is the Humane Society of the United States sponsoring research in immunocontraception? The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) believes that...

Resource

Contents How many animals are used in experiments each year? Which animals are used in experiments? What kinds of experiments are animals used in? What kinds of institutions use animals in experiments? Where do laboratories get the animals they use in experiments? What is life like for animals in...

Resource

Are animal experiments being conducted in your city/state or at your university or alma mater? Use the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s public search tool to find out! The Animal Welfare Act requires facilities in the U.S. that conduct experiments* on certain animals** to register with the...

Resource

Foxes are omnivores, hunting very small animals and scavenging in cities and towns where freely available pet food and garbage can make life easier. It’s not unusual for a fox to be seen out and about during the day. Foxes are afraid of people and will usually run away when they detect your presence...

Resource
Adapted from the book Wild Neighbors
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...

Article

Contents What is the Humane Society of the United States doing to help farm animals? What are some of the biggest problems farm animals face? Aren't there laws that protect farm animals from abuse? Don't animals have to be treated well to be productive? What can I do to help farm animals?

Resource

1. Because you'll help a pet in need. Each year, millions of pets enter shelters and rescues in the United States, many surrendered by loving families who can’t access pet-friendly housing or veterinary care, while others find their way as victims of cruelty. While the number of animals who are...

Resource

Time and again, undercover investigations and whistleblowers have documented rampant animal cruelty and other abuses in our nation’s factory farms and slaughterhouses. But instead of working to solve those problems, Big Ag is trying to simply cover them up. Whistleblowing employees have long played...

Resource

The Humane Society of the United States has released the results of an undercover investigation into the little-seen but widely criticized culture of wildlife killing contests in the U.S. The investigator visited contest locations in Macedon, New York, and Barnegat, New Jersey and documented contest...

Press Release

Contents How many dogs are used in experiments every year? 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...

Resource

Plant-based eating, such as vegan and vegetarian diets, benefits people, animals and the planet.

Fight