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Follow these tips to keep animals safe and comfortable in the cold.

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Dog chained to a tree with a heavy weight, awaiting to be rescued from dogfighting

One of the biggest dogfighting busts ever in the United States proved how important insider information is in cracking animal fighting cases. Federal authorities used information provided by tipsters to make their case against dogfighters in six states and take custody of more than 450 alleged...

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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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Facts, statistics and trends of animals abused in the U.S. Categories of animals abused, relationship to domestic violence and legislative trends.

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Skunks are infamous producers of an odor so powerful that it quickly and easily communicates a clear message: “Don’t mess with me”

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Adapted from the book Wild Neighbors

It's common to see baby wild animals outside during spring, as a new generation makes its way into the world. Baby wild animals might seem like they need our help, but unless the animal is truly orphaned or injured, there is no need to rescue them. These tips can help you decide whether to take...

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Together, we can reduce needless cruelty to animals.

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Young horse people can learn a great deal from a relationship with a horse—personal responsibility, problem-solving, self-confidence and communication. While having a horse in the family can be rewarding, being a successful horse owner requires a great deal of time, money, and a lasting commitment...

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Backyard chickens can be wonderful companions. Interest in keeping them has grown as part of the local, sustainable, and organic food movements. The HSUS supports measures that reduce animal suffering, and every family that gets their eggs from backyard hens is likely reducing or eliminating their...

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Chickens are intelligent birds with a complex social hierarchy.

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Misunderstood skunks are gentle, near-sighted animals with one infamous—and pungent—defense mechanism.

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Chicken with baby chicks, crossing a pathway

Kristie Middleton never thought she’d spend Thanksgiving cuddling a turkey. “I just never thought of turkeys as wanting human attention or wanting human interaction,” she says. But then again, she’d never met Kona. Several years ago, Middleton was visiting Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary in French...

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Kelly Madrone
Collage of Humane State's work

A little bit of information goes a long way when it comes to helping animals. So imagine what can happen when a lot of information gets to the right people. Take, for example, the 26 emaciated dogs rescued by sheriff’s deputy Dru Davis in Creek County, Oklahoma. Davis used a dog body scoring chart...

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Ruthanne Johnson

Thanks to widespread pet vaccinations, effective post-exposure treatment and the relative rarity of undetected bites by rabid animals, the number of human deaths from rabies in the United States caused has declined to an average of only one or two per year—far less than the number of human...

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Cows are social, complex animals.

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MEDIA DOWNLOADS Supporters of horse slaughter put forth many arguments to support their position. But if you look at the facts, you'll see the truth: The slaughter of horses for meat is not only unnecessary and inhumane, it is also harmful in many ways. Below are answers to some of the most common...

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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

Puppy mill rewards The Humane Society of the United States offers a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a puppy mill operator for illegal animal cruelty. Those wishing to phone in a tip are encouraged to call 1-877-MILL-TIP. Your information will be kept...

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1. Get the facts. Learn more about soring. Read about our undercover soring investigation at a top Tennessee stable and an earlier investigation that led to federal charges against a renowned trainer. 2. Support the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act. Contact your federal legislators and ask them...

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