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These furry masked bandits probably hang out in your neighborhood—they’re amazing survivors and can thrive in all sorts of habitats.

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Collage of Humane State's work

A little bit of information goes a long way when it comes to helping animals. So imagine what can happen when a lot of information gets to the right people. Take, for example, the 26 emaciated dogs rescued by sheriff’s deputy Dru Davis in Creek County, Oklahoma. Davis used a dog body scoring chart...

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Ruthanne Johnson

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

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Named for their stubby tails, bobcats are so elusive that you’d be lucky to catch a glimpse of one in your lifetime.

Animal

The Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Critics’ Choice Awards and now the Oscars have made history this year by featuring plant-based-only menus. It seems only natural that LA’s young philanthropists would throw themselves into the movement by learning how to prepare plant-based...

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Together, we can reduce needless cruelty to animals.

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You can help keep wild animals where they belong—in the wild.

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The most lasting way to avoid Canada geese problems (and often the most cost-effective in the long run) is to change the habitat so it doesn't appeal to them. You can do this by taking away their preferred foods and creating a landscape where the birds don't feel safe. Habitat changes will work...

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Wild Neighbors (adapted from the book)

Together, we can learn how to peacefully coexist with wild animals and support their natural habitats.

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by Matthew Prescott

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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Together, we can reduce⁠—and eventually eliminate⁠—harmful animal testing and research.

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Animal shelters are your best source when looking for a pet. Not only do they have a great selection of adult animals for adoption, but many of them also have kittens, puppies and purebred pets.

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To save wildlife from being killed just for a trophy.

Big Fight

What are wildlife killing contests? While blood sports such as dogfighting and cockfighting have been condemned in the U.S. as barbaric and cruel, the little-known blood sport of the wildlife killing contest still happens regularly in almost all of the 45 U.S. states that have not yet banned them...

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Within the first few minutes of Jane, a new documentary from National Geographic, the viewer is treated to wide shots of a gorgeous lush landscape, extreme close-ups of frilly insects going about their business—and a shot of young Jane Goodall, sitting in a boat, making her way into Gombe, Tanzania...

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Monarch butterfly in flowers

The suspect creeping up near my front fence was a tough character—broad-leafed and thick-stemmed and threatening to invade my property and swallow it whole if I didn’t act fast. There was no hesitation that summer morning as I headed to work: Off with his head! It was a decision made all too easy by...

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Nancy Lawson
Horses in field with blue sky
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by Karen E. Lange
Buttercup and Charisse hug each other in the tunnel of their villa at Project Chimps

Other than the pattering of rain on the leaf-strewn ground and an occasional mourning dove call, it’s quiet in this part of Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Then you hear it: low grunting and hooting that rises through the pine trees into a ruckus of screeches and howls. Owls? Coyotes? No, it’s...

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Emily Smith