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The Humane Society of the United States has developed an exciting new humane curriculum tailored to this age group. From Nose to Tail: Lessons to Inspire Care and Compassion for Dogs is available in two versions, grades K-2 and 3-5. Both explore various dog-related humane issues, with a special...

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Steps you can take to stop animal abuse

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Bears are powerful, majestic animals who face numerous threats.

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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.

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Chimpanzees are wild, complex animals who live in family groups and form lifelong bonds.

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Sensitive, intelligent elephants are the world’s largest land mammal (by weight) and a living link to long-extinct species like the woolly mammoth.

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Tigers are the largest cat species, with striped coat patterns as unique as fingerprints.

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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...

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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...

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We take on the biggest threats to all creatures, great and small. Here are some of the issues we work on.

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What do the largest denominations and faiths in the United States say about animals?

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The Emergency Animal Relief Fund is a continuing, dedicated fund that enables the Humane Society of the United States to help animals impacted by disasters or otherwise in need of urgent rescue. The fund, previously called the Emergency Animal Rescue Fund, supports our rescue and relief efforts for...

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Bringing a new dog into your life is an exciting event, but it’s also one that can be stressful for both you and your pup until you’ve settled into a routine. It can take days, months or longer for you and your pet to adjust to each other and for your dog to acclimate to your home, especially if...

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Sleek, powerful and endlessly fascinating, sharks have roamed the oceans for millions of years.

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Officers Kitty Block, Chief Executive Officer and President William H. Hall, Chief Financial Officer Angela Ciccolo, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer Alison Corcoran, Chief Development and Marketing Officer Erin Frackleton, Chief Operating Officer Nicole Paquette, Chief Program and Policy...

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Together, we can reduce⁠—and eventually end⁠—harmful animal experiments.

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While folktales portray them as sly tricksters, red foxes deserve our respect for their intelligence and adaptability.

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Mink are semi-aquatic mammals similar in appearance to weasels and ferrets.

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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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