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Most cages marketed for guinea pigs are way too small. Guinea pigs need appropriate room to roam and separate spaces for a nest, bathroom area and food and water. No animal is meant to live in a cage all the time, so make sure to provide your pig with proper exercise outside of a cage. Why size...

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How much to feed Guinea pigs don't usually overeat, but it's important to provide the proper balance of pellets, hay and fresh vegetables. Like human beings, guinea pigs cannot make their own vitamin C, so they require vitamin C-rich foods in their daily diet. Commercial food: Choose vitamin C...

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Pigs are gentle creatures with surprising intelligence—studies have found they’re smarter than dogs and even 3-year-old children.

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Guinea pigs have a lot of appealing qualities: They're small, gentle and personable, just to name a few. Like all companion animals though, they require special care and attention. Here are some important questions to consider before adopting a guinea pig: Where should you get a guinea pig? Instead...

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(Each report is available as a downloadable PDF.) Pigs About Pigs [PDF] Animal Welfare in the Pig Industry [PDF] Economics of Alternatives to Gestation Crates [PDF] The Welfare of Intensively Confined Animals [PDF] Scientists and Experts: Gestation Crates [PDF] Welfare Issues with Gestation Crates...

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The Hanor Company of Wisconsin is facing a lawsuit for failing to report releases of hazardous amounts of ammonia from one of its massive North Carolina pig factory farms. The Humane Society of the United States and Sound Rivers, Inc. filed the lawsuit on behalf of the facility’s neighbors. To...

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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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A North Carolina Federal Court ruled that an air pollution lawsuit involving a massive pig factory farm may proceed. The lawsuit against The Hanor Company of Wisconsin was brought by the Humane Society of the United States and Sound Rivers, Inc. and involves the factory farm’s refusal to report its...

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TrustHouse Services Group, one of the country’s largest food service providers, will improve animal welfare by eliminating pig gestation crates from its pork supply chain, garnering praise from The Humane Society of the United States. The Charlotte-based company is the country’s sixth-largest food...

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The Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch—operated by The Fund for Animals, an affiliate of the HSUS—is providing permanent sanctuary to 18 goats, three sheep and three pigs who were among more than 350 animals rescued from deplorable conditions on a Georgia property in April.

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With the six-year phase-in period coming to a close since California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 2 to prevent extreme confinement of farm animals, the Humane Society of the United States is urging California’s leading supermarkets to stock eggs exclusively from hens in cage-free...

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Because beauty should be kind.

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The European Pharmacopoeia Commission and the United States Department of Agriculture have recently revised their requirements for the safety assessment of vaccines to remove or waive two controversial and scientifically unnecessary animal tests, a move that could spare scores of animals going...

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Alternative testing methods have many advantages over traditional animal tests—including being more humane—but implementing an alternative from idea to acceptance can take years. Learn more about the step-by-step process, then check out our list of examples in action. Step 1: Defining The word...

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The #BeCrueltyFree campaign has issued a public call urging L’Oréal to support legislative efforts to ban cosmetic animal testing and sales worldwide. Despite more than 200 companies in the cosmetics industry having already thrown their weight behind the campaign and legislation, L’Oréal — one of...

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