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Turtles have been roaming the Earth for millions of years—but now dozens of these “slow and steady” species are racing toward extinction.

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Photo illustration showing a domestic cat and an exotic cat

If you had driven by the idyllic-looking suburban home near Albany, New York, you would have never known that six African exotic cats had, for more than a decade, been living in the dark basement. In the wild, servals, often referred to as reed cats, typically live near water. The largely solitary...

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by Michael Di Paola & Ruthanne Johnson

Turtles may seem like low-maintenance pets, but those about to rush out and bring one home should consider that they require years (sometimes decades) of specialized care. Turtles can also transmit disease. Like all wildlife, these reptiles belong in their natural habitats. Adopt, don't shop Small...

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When Sharon Young visited manatees in a warm spring off Florida’s Homosassa River in the late 1990s, she followed the guide’s instructions: Observe and don’t approach or get in the manatees’ way. Like most of us, Young—who now works as the HSUS marine wildlife protection field director—is fascinated...

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by Ruthanne Johnson
Fire flies in summer in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

You’re out for a walk in the woods. You turn a bend in the trail, and there stands a majestic deer. Or maybe there’s a bobcat, disappearing into the thicket. When it comes to these unexpected animal sightings, even the briefest moments are awe-inspiring. That’s why wildlife-watching vacations are so...

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Ruthanne Johnson
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By Emily Smith

By an overwhelming majority of 70 to 30, Oregon voters issued a powerful statement for the protection of the world’s endangered animals by passing Measure 100, the ballot measure to stop endangered wildlife trafficking in Oregon. The measure shuts down the local market for products like elephant...

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Save Endangered Animals Oregon has announced a new political committee organized to qualify for a ballot initiative to prohibit the sale of products and parts from elephants, rhinos, lions, pangolins, sea turtles, sharks and other threatened species. The measure is designed to save these species...

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Healthy oceans are vital to the animals who call them home and to the overall well-being of our planet. Here are a few things you can do to help. Stop trashing the ocean. You probably wouldn't dream of dumping your trash in the ocean. But did you know that over-fertilizing your lawn could have an...

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Mom bird feeding her babies in a nest

Decaying logs and miniature bogs, hollowed stalks and piled rocks, nutritious pollen and leaves fallen: They’re not the stuff of traditional nursery rhymes and baby showers. But if wild mothers-to-be had gift registries, these natural supplies would top the list. Though the basic elements for...

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Nancy Lawson
Bird flying with plastic bag in it's mouth

You don’t forget the images: the olive ridley sea turtle, a plastic straw lodged in his nose. The Rubenesque sea lion, neck cinched tight by a thick plastic packing strap. The Cuvier’s beaked whale, stomach split open to reveal more than 80 pounds of plastic waste—snack bags, rope, rice sacks...

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By Kelly L. Williams

When voters go to the polls this November, they won’t only be making decisions about which elected officials will represent them. In a number of states, they will vote on measures related to the humane treatment of animals—deciding whether to adopt policies on factory farming, wildlife trafficking...

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Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International released this statement following the announcement of the report this morning from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services about species extinction...

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Illustrtion of a woman lying on a blanket in the grass reading books.

It’s not easy to write a book roundup for All Animals. As the magazine’s name implies, we don’t discriminate. A book that celebrates butterflies and birds but maligns squirrels and snakes will never make the cut. That narrows the field considerably but still leaves treasures for summer reading. From...

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By Nancy Lawson

Today, a citizen initiative that recently qualified for the November ballot to protect 12 of the most magnificent and imperiled animals in the world officially launches the second phase of their campaign as YES on 100! The Save Endangered Animals&dmash;Oregon measure, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Earl...

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Dazzle Africa, the HSUS and HSI applaud Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval for signing a bill to prohibit the intrastate sale of products derived from wild animals threatened by wildlife trafficking. Senate Bill 194, introduced by Sen. Mo Denis, D-Las Vegas, will ensure that Nevada does not contribute to...

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