The Humane Society of the United States

Humane Backyard

Humane Backyard

Humane Backyard

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In addition to providing food, water, and cover, a Humane Backyard gives wildlife a safe haven from harmful pesticides and chemicals, free-roaming pets, inhumane practices (such as wildlife trapping), and other dangers in our human-dominated world. Whether you have an apartment balcony, suburban yard, corporate property, place of worship, or community park, you can turn it into a habitat for wildlife, people, and pets.

Welcome to My Humane Backyard

America's addiction to the conventional lawn is threatening the survival of our wildlife. Gardeners from Maryland to Florida to California are showing us a better way.

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