Animal Research and Testing

USDA Shuts Down Major Animal Testing Enterprise, While Other Reforms Loom

USDA Shuts Down Major Animal Testing Enterprise, While Other Reforms Loom

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Santa Cruz Biotechnology have come to the largest settlement agreement in the history of the enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act. SCBT, one of the world’s largest suppliers of antibodies for biomedical research, will lose its license to operate as a dealer, as well as its registration to operate as a . . . 

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Confronting Dog Meat Horrors and Other Cruelties on the International Stage

Confronting Dog Meat Horrors and Other Cruelties on the International Stage

Today’s New York Times reports on Humane Society International’s major campaign to end the dog meat trade in South Korea, the only nation that eats dog meat and raises dogs on farms for the plate. There, in the run-up to the 2018 Winter Olympics, we’ve been converting dog farmers to humane alternatives, we’ve been rescuing dogs and bringing . . . 

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Millions of Animal Lives Hang in the Balance as TSCA Reform Bill Goes Down to the Wire

Millions of Animal Lives Hang in the Balance as TSCA Reform Bill Goes Down to the Wire

In a very unlikely and surprising circumstance for animals, Rep. Frank Pallone, a long-time friend to The HSUS, has been standing in the way of an opportunity to reduce animal testing for chemicals, contained within legislation to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act. But it’s not too late for Rep. Pallone to change course and . . . 

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Animal Testing Debates Amount to a Test of Conscience

Animal Testing Debates Amount to a Test of Conscience

Before manufacturers can sell pesticides in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency must evaluate their safety to protect human health and the environment. As part of this process, the EPA currently requires pesticide manufacturers to perform dozens of tests on rabbits, rats, mice, and guinea pigs, including six tests – called the toxicity “six-pack” — to . . . 

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Private Lab to Retire More Than 200 Chimps and Hand Them Over to New Sanctuary

Private Lab to Retire More Than 200 Chimps and Hand Them Over to New Sanctuary

Our movement is taking on one of its biggest projects ever – absorbing the duties of care for hundreds of chimpanzees once used in laboratory experiments and transferring them to private sanctuaries. These facilities, with the help of the public, the government, and animal welfare groups, will take on the responsibility of providing a living environment for 700 additional chimps (including 300 owned . . . 

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A Year After New York Blood Center Abandoned Them, Liberian Chimps Are Thriving Under Humane Care

A Year After New York Blood Center Abandoned Them, Liberian Chimps Are Thriving Under Humane Care

After the New York Blood Center abandoned more than 60 chimpanzees on a series of islands in Liberia without sufficient food or water for the animals to survive, we responded to the emergency – at the inopportune time that the country was going through an Ebola crisis. We’ve been caring for these chimps for more than . . . 

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New York Blood Center Arguments Are a House of Cards

New York Blood Center Arguments Are a House of Cards

Controversy for the New York Blood Center is sure to ratchet up, with sisters, actresses, and New York natives Rooney Mara (“Carol,” “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) and Kate Mara (“House of Cards”) in the picture. The two recently flew halfway around the world to the West African nation of Liberia to get a firsthand look at more than 60 . . . 

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Berman’s Smear During the Oscars Backfires

Berman’s Smear During the Oscars Backfires

Rick Berman just helped us raise an additional $1 million for The HSUS’s campaigns against factory farms, puppy mills, and seal killing. Yes, the lobbyist and public relations operative who has specialized in taking money from animal-abuse industries and tried to smear The HSUS has done exactly the opposite of what his funders intended. They want to dry up our . . . 

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HSUS 2015 Report Shows Organizational Growth, Cruelty Prevented, Animals Saved

HSUS 2015 Report Shows Organizational Growth, Cruelty Prevented, Animals Saved

Today, we officially release our 2015 annual report. I hope you’ll read it and take pride in the extraordinary progress we are making across such a wide range of problem areas for animals. Below, I’ve drawn some language from my essay in the report to give you a flavor of our biggest accomplishments for last . . . 

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In Liberia, Coming to the Rescue of Chimps Abandoned by NY Blood Center

In Liberia, Coming to the Rescue of Chimps Abandoned by NY Blood Center

I am proud to introduce two heroes to you—Jim and Jenny Desmond—two HSUS colleagues who deployed to Liberia to provide life-saving care for more than 60 chimps abandoned by the New York Blood Center and left there to die at the height of last spring’s Ebola crisis in the then battered West African nation. It . . . 

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