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The Humane Society of the United States
Our Big Fights
How You Can Help
Banning Trophy Hunting
Ending Cosmetics Animal Testing
Preventing Horse Slaughter
Protecting Broiler Chickens
Protecting Chickens Used For Meat
Stopping Puppy Mills
Battling the Worst Hunting Practices
Ending Animal Fighting
Ending Dog Meat
Ending Pet Homelessness
Fighting Animal Cruelty and Neglect
Helping Captive Animals
Helping Captive Wild Animals
Improving the Lives of Farm Animals
Keeping Pets for Life
Promoting Smarter Wildlife Management
Protecting Marine Wildlife
Stopping the Wildlife Trade
Taking Suffering Out of Science
Horses & Burros
Mice & Rats
Tigers are the largest cat species, with striped coat patterns as unique as fingerprints.
Giraffes are gentle giants.
These furry masked bandits probably hang out in your neighborhood—they’re amazing survivors and can thrive in all sorts of habitats.
African lions are stunning and iconic creatures in danger of extinction.
Chickens are intelligent birds with a complex social hierarchy.
While folktales portray them as sly tricksters, foxes deserve our respect for their intelligence and adaptability.
Sensitive, intelligent elephants are the world’s largest land mammal (by weight) and a living link to long-extinct species like the woolly mammoth.
Mice & Rats
Mice and rats are curious, social animals who can make excellent pets.
With their distinctive honks and propensity to graze on roadside grass, Canada geese are among the most ubiquitous of our wild neighbors.
Misunderstood skunks are gentle, near-sighted animals with one infamous—and pungent—defense mechanism.
Solitary creatures who prefer to be left alone, snakes have a bad reputation that doesn’t match their behavior.
Dogs are the canine companions who have shared our lives for millennia.
The only mammals who can both flap their wings and fly, bats play a key role in pollinating our crops and controlling insect populations in our neighborhoods.
Named for their stubby tails, bobcats are so elusive that you’d be lucky to catch a glimpse of one in your lifetime.
Chimpanzees are wild, complex animals who live in family groups and form lifelong bonds.
Dolphins are highly intelligent and social marine mammals.
Depending on pack ice for their habitat, polar bears are threatened by climate change—and by traffic in their fur and parts.
Shy creatures who reside in extensive burrows, woodchucks keep to themselves and might go unnoticed in your own backyard.
Bears are powerful, majestic animals who were once nearly wiped out, but are now reclaiming their wild homes.
From the soaring eagles we watch from afar to the pet parakeets and canaries chirping in our homes ...
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