The United States is home to millions of animals. Whether family pets, farm animals or the indigenous species of our region, we believe that all animals deserve to be treated and cared for humanely, respectfully, and properly.
Animal welfare was a concern of some ancient civilizations but began to take a larger place in Western public policy in 19th-century Britain. Today it is a significant focus of interest in science, ethics, and animal welfare organizations.
Concern for animal welfare is often based on the belief that non-human animals are sentient, able to perceive or feel things, and that consideration should be given to their well-being or suffering, especially when they are under the care of humans. These concerns can include how animals are slaughtered for food, how they are used in scientific research, how they are kept (as pets, in zoos, farms, circuses, etc.), and how human activities affect the welfare and survival of wild species.
- Illegal dog fighting
- Puppy mills
- Extreme confinement of farm animals
- Exporting of horses for meat
- Cruel methods of hunting seals for their fur
- Animals in laboratories
- Abused and neglected domestic and farm animals
- Adopt a Pet: There are continually a variety of rescue animals looking for safe homes. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars at a pet store or through a breeder, first check out the local shelter.
- Spay and Neuter your pets: Abandoned pets are a real issue. You can help by limiting the population of unwanted pets.
- Volunteer: If you don't have the space to adopt a pet, volunteer at the local shelter.
- Advocate: Write to lawmakers about issues that you care about. Educate others. Step in or notify law enforcement when you witness or hear of abuse.
- Donate: Your monthly or one-time donations to animal advocacy organizations can make a grand difference in the lives of the animals they are treating and fighting for. Always be sure to reference Charity Navigator before making any donation.
About the Humane Society
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest and most effective animal advocacy program. They seek to protect animals through advocating for better legal protection, intervening in cases of animal cruelty, and by educating the public. They rescue and care for tens of thousands of animals each year, but their primary mission is to prevent cruelty before it occurs.
They work to reduce suffering and to create meaningful social change for animals by advocating for sensible public policies, investigating cruelty and working to enforce existing laws, educating the public about animal issues, joining with corporations on behalf of animal-friendly policies, and conducting hands-on programs that make ours a more humane world.
They confront national and global cruelties through major campaigns targeting the barbaric practices of dogfighting and cockfighting; abusive puppy mills where dogs are treated not like family but like production machines; the worst cruelties of factory farming in modern agribusiness such as confinement of animals in crates and cages; inhumane and unsporting hunting practices such as "canned hunts" of captive exotic animals; the suffering of animals in experimentation, including chimpanzees and pets; the slaughter of American horses for export to foreign countries where horsemeat is considered a delicacy; and the clubbing of baby seals and other animals for the commercial fur trade.
The Humane Society Donations To Date $96.90
Total Letters For A Cause Donations $4474.54
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