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

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Around the world, animals used for meat, eggs and dairy often suffer on factory farms where they are treated as units of production rather than sentient creatures. The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International present comprehensive reports on animal agribusiness and its...

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The following is a list of suggestions we recommend to help keep your livestock safe during an emergency. Make a disaster plan to protect your property, your facilities and your animals. Create a list of emergency telephone numbers, including those of your employees, neighbors, veterinarian, state...

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WASHINGTON — Thousands of trophy hunters from around the world will gather next week in Reno, Nev. (Feb. 5 through 8), for Safari Club International’s annual convention, which will feature approximately 870 exhibitors showcasing and selling trophy hunting opportunities and wildlife parts and...

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Photo illustration of a farm scene using plant-based nuggets and condiments as design elements

Around 2014, Kristie Middleton walked through a cafeteria at the University of California, hoping to see students chowing down on some of the healthy plant-based options she was encouraging food service providers to adopt. Middleton, then with the Humane Society of the United States, figured that...

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by Karen E. Lange

Four conservation and animal protection groups sued the Trump administration today over its secretive new policy of approving elephant and lion trophy imports behind closed doors. The lawsuit targets a U.S. Fish and Wildlife decision, outlined in a March 1 memo, to shut the public and scientists out...

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The Center for Biological Diversity, Ian Michler and Born Free USA
Mom and baby elephant walking together in the wild

Seven years ago, Minnesota attorney Jack Fay went to Kenya to meet the orphaned baby elephant he had been “fostering” through online donations. The HSUS state council member waited at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, on the edge of Nairobi, as Naipoki’s keepers brought her back from a day in the forest...

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by Karen E. Lange

To help suffering birds.

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

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

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To save wildlife from being killed just for a trophy.

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WASHINGTON⁠—Today the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International released findings of an undercover undercover investigation revealing a lucrative ivory trade in the nation’s capital, where ivory dealers take advantage of the lack of local laws banning the sale of ivory...

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Horses in field with blue sky
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by Karen E. Lange

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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White tiger in a cage at a traveling circus

The white Bengal tiger paces back and forth, back and forth in a squat cage on the edge of the show ring. The cage is little longer than the tiger's body. The clock ticks down to the start of three scheduled performances at this fair in Pennsylvania. Potted palms and wooden masks decorate the ring...

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by Karen E. Lange

After a key legal defeat, the Department of the Interior told a federal district court in New York late Friday that no future meetings of the International Wildlife Conservation Council (IWCC) will take place, bringing an end to the controversial council. Environmental and animal advocacy groups...

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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

Project Chimps is an independent sanctuary dedicated to providing lifetime care to chimpanzees who have spent most of their lives in research laboratories. The Humane Society of the United States provides funding to Project Chimps to help support its work, which helped enable our own successful...

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