The ASPCA's key areas of focus are animal homelessness and animal cruelty. Here, law students at New York University take a study break with dogs brought in by volunteers.
Photograph by Landon Nordeman, National Geographic
to treat wrongly, or in a harmful way.
cows and oxen.
having to do with causing pain and suffering in others.
system for addressing the physical health of a population.
kind or gentle.
an event occurring naturally that has large-scale effects on the environment and people, such as a volcano, earthquake, or hurricane.
failure to pay attention.
substance that harms health.
first or most important.
to take action to prevent injury or attack.
building or series of buildings where animals are taken to be killed and butchered.
person who studies the health of animals.
health or well-being.