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Eat. Sleep. Play. Most days are that easy for companion animals. But this doesn't mean their lives are without potentially threatening issues.

American Humane Association has important information about the problems that animals do face every day, such as homelessness, overpopulation, abuse and accidental poisoning.

Explore these pages to learn about critical animal issues American Humane is addressing, along with where we stand on key animal topics.


Animal Protection Position Statements

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American Humane Association's position statements address important issues encompassed by our mission to protect animals from cruelty, abuse, neglect and exploitation. American Humane Association's position statements on animal welfare issues include the following topics:

  • Animal Fighting
  • Animals in Research
  • Captive Wild Animals
  • Cat Protection
  • Chemical Immobilization in Animal Control Work
  • Control of Nuisance Bird Populations
  • Dangerous Dog Laws and Breed-Specific Regulations
  • Euthanasia
  • Events and Contests Involving Animals
  • Farm Animal Welfare
  • Feral Cats
  • Hunting and Trapping
  • Permanent Pet Identification
  • Pet Overpopulation
  • Puppy Mills and Mass Breeding
  • Transportation of Animals
  • Wild and Exotic Animals as Pets
  • Wild Horses and Burros

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