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Together, we are making the ocean safer for those who call it home.

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Together, we can keep animals safe in their natural habitat.

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Vital wildlife habitat is rapidly disappearing to development and other exploitative uses. The only defense against these unwanted changes to the land and disruption or loss of life for the wildlife it harbors is permanent protection. With humane stewardship, careful monitoring and management of our...

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Have you taken a good look at your house lately? Do you know if you have deteriorated trim and fascia boards, holes in attic vents or an open chimney? While you may not be keeping close tabs on the condition of your house, you can bet the critters in your neighborhood are. It's recommended to assess...

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African lions are stunning and iconic creatures in danger of extinction.

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Shark being filmed for the movie Sharkwater Extinction

Rob Stewart was 9 the first time he came face-to-face with a shark. While he was snorkeling along a reef in the Caribbean, the shark swam into view and quickly reversed direction. The encounter lasted mere seconds, but it changed Stewart’s perception of the oft-misunderstood predator. “For me, that...

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Follow these tips to keep animals safe and comfortable in the cold.

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Colorado’s mountain lions, bobcats and lynx are under threat from trophy hunting and need protection now.

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We're standing against the most egregious abuses of wildlife.

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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?

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If you want to do more to help wildlife survive and thrive on your land, you’ll want to learn about humane stewardship. For practical guidance, you can tap into the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust’s nearly three decades of experience implementing humane stewardship on lands we protect. We’ve been...

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WARNING: This page contains graphic content. What are wildlife killing contests? While contests like dogfighting and cockfighting have been condemned in the U.S. as barbaric and cruel, wildlife killing contests still happen regularly in almost all of the 42 U.S. states they are legal in. Killing...

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Today, veterinarians and 18 organizations, led by the Humane Society of the United States, submitted a petition to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources requesting that the agency initiate rulemaking to prohibit cruel, unnecessary wildlife killing contests in the state. At least 20 killing...

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With a mission to protect all animals, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) stands on common ground with those who care about both cats and wildlife. With determination, innovation and collaboration, we can implement and sustain effective programs to humanely resolve human-cat-wildlife...

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WASHINGTON—Today, in a win for wildlife protection and conservation, a federal district court restored comprehensive Endangered Species Act regulatory protections to hundreds of species and the places they call home. The Services filed a voluntary remand motion in December 2021 in response to a...

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WARNING: This page contains graphic content. On a Sunday evening in June, camo-clad men chat and laugh by pickups next to a restaurant near Billings, Montana. There is a faint but unmistakable odor of decay coming from a large trash bin across the parking lot—the just-weighed bodies of 29 coyotes...

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Animals are forced to cross roads and highways in search of food, water, cover and mates—placing them in the path of our speeding vehicles. So what can you do? First and foremost, slow down! Keeping your speed in check gives you a better chance of stopping in time if an animal darts into the road...

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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...

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Your garden couldn’t flourish without wildlife. Butterflies, bees, bats and hummingbirds help with pollination, while woodchucks, moles and worms work on soil aeration, just to mention a few of the key players. Even so, you may not want your flowers and vegetables becoming someone’s snack. Plan...

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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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