Private nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to provide for the care, protection and control of wildlife and domestic animals that are a part of the living environment; to help people develop an understanding of their pets; and to train animals for purposes of showing.
Scope notes: Includes: Organizations that develop and maintain fisheries resources and wildlife habitats to preserve and protect endangered species and other wildlife; humane societies; veterinary services; aquariums; and zoos.
Excludes: Organizations that focus on livestock (see K-Food, Agriculture & Nutrition).
Organizations whose activities focus on influencing public policy within the Animal-Related major group area. Includes a variety of activities from public education and influencing public opinion to lobbying national and state legislatures.
Key words: Animal-Related Alliances; Animal-Related Coalitions; Animal Rights; Anti-Fur Protests; Anti-Hunting; Anti-Vivisection Societies; Lobbying; Public Awareness