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Prairie dogs possess strong family bonds and sophisticated language skills.

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Though prairie dog habitat had decreased tremendously and their numbers have dwindled dramatically, people are still trying to wipe out these highly social creatures. Scapegoated for crop damage and livestock injuries, prairie dogs are used as live targets in organized shoots on public lands, miles...

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Adapted from the book Wild Neighbors

Montana media outlets have reported that Greg Gianforte announced he would take Donald Trump Jr. on a hunting excursion to shoot Black-tailed prairie dogs in Montana.

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A variety of organizations are coming together to launch a large-scale collaborative effort focused on identifying potential landscapes for conservation across the grasslands of North America. The effort—dubbed Homes on the Range—integrates a keystone species, land use patterns and climate change to...

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The Colorado Natural Heritage Program, Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA)

DENVER—WildEarth Guardians and the Prairie Dog Coalition of the Humane Society of the United States today released a tool for communities interested in creating prairie dog management plans, preventing conflict and conserving these keystone species. The guide covers everything from prairie dog...

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Dogs are the canine companions who have shared our lives for millennia.

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DENVER —A coalition of leading wildlife protection organizations (comprised of the Humane Society of the United States, Animal Welfare Institute, Project Coyote, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Center for Biological Diversity, WildEarth Guardians and Sierra Club) is applauding the Colorado Parks and...

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Every dog needs a collar, chiefly to hang his ID, license, and rabies vaccination tag on (and leash, of course). There are so many styles of collar that it’s easy to get one that reflects your dog’s (or your) personality.

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From "the leader of the pack" to "the top dog," plenty of simplistic metaphors come from the canine world. But relationships between canines can be pretty complex, beginning with the very first meeting.

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Across the country, entire communities ban or restrict dogs because of their breed or perceived breed. The HSUS opposes such public policies as inhumane and ineffective. There is no evidence that breed-specific laws reduce dog bites or attacks on people and they divert resources from more effective...

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