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

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Going fur free can end suffering of animals like this red fox on a fox and mink farm.

She was reaching for the monkey fur coat when it happened. As New York City fashion designer Kym Canter went into her closet to grab the vintage black fur that had once drawn admiring looks and made her feel chic and sexy, she felt something else entirely: She knew people at the party she was headed...

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by Karen E. Lange
Red fox peaking through fall foliage

It takes only one person to spark change for animals. Case in point: While attending the Detroit Institute of Arts’ annual fashion fundraiser, HSUS Michigan state council member Cindy Ciura was shocked by the number of ensembles that included animal fur. As models clad in a variety of furs from...

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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

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

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Because animals need their fur coats more than we do.

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Caretakers on a boat feeding chimpanzees on the shore in Liberia

Editor's note 1/23/20: The sanctuary for the abandoned research chimps is now called Second Chance Chimpanzee Rescue Liberia, a project of Humane Society International. HSI has expanded its work in Liberia to address additional animal protection issues. Jim and Jenny Desmond have left the HSUS to...

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Karen E. Lange
Raccoon dog in a cage at a fur farm

The video is hard to watch: A raccoon dog is clubbed and hung upside down, still conscious, as a seller in a Chinese market yanks off her skin. Then the peeled animal—alive, moving, blinking—is thrown on a pile to die. The subject of a 2005 investigation, she was just one of millions of raccoon dogs...

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Karen E. Lange

Washington—Italian luxury fashion house Prada Group, and all its brands including Prada, Miu Miu, Church's and Car Shoe, has announced it will no longer use animal fur in its designs or products starting with its Spring/Summer 2020 women’s collection. Humane Society International and the Humane...

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Together, we can reduce needless cruelty to animals.

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Loretta, a chimpanzee, holding an apple in a fall orchard

Nestled on 236 mountainous acres, the HSUS-supported Project Chimps sanctuary is a true haven for chimpanzees retired from medical research. If you’re curious about what it takes to keep these intelligent, sensitive creatures healthy and intellectually stimulated, why not plan a visit? Though...

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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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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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Before getting a pet turtle, consider the risks to your health, the earth and the animals.

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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

The National Marine Fisheries Service has issued new regulations to reduce incidental take or serious injury of marine mammals due to fishing activities. The United States will require trading nations that export seafood to the U.S. to demonstrate that they have protective standards similar to those...

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CINCINNATI—Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE: M) today announced that it will stop selling fur by the end of fiscal 2020. This includes all Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s private brands, as well as items sold from brand partners. Fur will no longer be sold in Macy’s, Inc. off-price stores, including Macy’s Backstage...

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

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The Humane Society of the United States and the New York Blood Center, Inc. announced an agreement today that should secure the long-term well-being of more than 60 chimpanzees in Liberia.

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New York Blood Center

In response to a lawsuit (PDF) brought last year by four conservation and animal welfare groups, a Montana federal court today approved a settlement providing a deadline for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to analyze impacts to endangered wildlife from two deadly pesticides used to kill coyotes...

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