Animal Research and Testing

From combating dogfighting to dog meat to battery cages, HSI drove change for animals around the globe in 2018

From combating dogfighting to dog meat to battery cages, HSI drove change for animals around the globe in 2018

Throughout 2018, Humane Society International has driven transformational changes for animals around the globe. Vietnam adopted animal welfare language for the first time in its history; Unilever supported a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics; the Indonesian government supported a ban on the dog . . . 

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Alex the chimpanzee makes a long journey home

Alex the chimpanzee makes a long journey home

The Humane Society of the United States led a decades-long fight to end the use of chimpanzees in research. After the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted on our petition to declare all chimpanzees as endangered in 2015, effectively ending such use, we supported the . . . 

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Despite efforts to thwart the process, NIH says it will retire chimpanzees to sanctuary

Despite efforts to thwart the process, NIH says it will retire chimpanzees to sanctuary

The National Institutes of Health says it remains committed to retiring nearly 255 federally owned or supported chimpanzees to a sanctuary. This announcement, made late last week, is a favorable development in a long-running, and sometimes rocky, saga that has been unfolding ever since we . . . 

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Breaking news: Unilever, maker of Dove and Degree products, supports global ban on animal testing for cosmetics

Breaking news: Unilever, maker of Dove and Degree products, supports global ban on animal testing for cosmetics

In a pathbreaking announcement that signals a certain end to the cruel practice of testing cosmetics on animals, the industry giant Unilever – maker of such popular brands as Dove, Degree and TRESemmé — today announced it will support a global ban on such testing, . . . 

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Support Second Chance Chimpanzee Refuge Liberia on Giving Day for Apes

Support Second Chance Chimpanzee Refuge Liberia on Giving Day for Apes

Last year, I traveled to Liberia where I met more than 60 chimpanzees and the amazing people who care for them at our Second Chance Chimpanzee Refuge Liberia. It was deeply moving to see the chimpanzees who were used for biomedical research and endured great . . . 

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Victory! California becomes first state to reject animal testing for cosmetics

Victory! California becomes first state to reject animal testing for cosmetics

California made history late Friday night when it became the first state in the nation to pass legislation that ends the sale of cosmetics, including products like lipstick, shampoo and deodorant, that have been newly tested on animals. Lawmakers in both houses voted unanimously on . . . 

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After a lifetime in labs, 10 older chimpanzees get a permanent home at Project Chimps sanctuary

After a lifetime in labs, 10 older chimpanzees get a permanent home at Project Chimps sanctuary

For Precious and nine other female chimpanzees who have spent their lifetimes in research laboratories, this week marks the beginning of a new existence quite different from anything they have known before. A life where, for the first time, they will get a chance to . . . 

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This month, double your impact for all animals with Paws United for a Cause

This month, double your impact for all animals with Paws United for a Cause

At the Humane Society of the United States, we take on the toughest fights for all animals, and we do our best to live up to an early mission statement of our founders: Every field of humane work – everywhere. From working with state and . . . 

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On World Chimpanzee Day, let’s celebrate progress and seek a better future for our ‘closest cousins’

On World Chimpanzee Day, let’s celebrate progress and seek a better future for our ‘closest cousins’

When Dr. Jane Goodall went to Africa to study wild chimpanzees exactly 58 years ago today, she embarked on a career that forever changed the way the world views chimpanzees. Over time, learning of the threats to chimpanzees in both captivity and the wild, Dr. . . . 

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Tell NIH to send the last of the research chimpanzees to sanctuary

Tell NIH to send the last of the research chimpanzees to sanctuary

Many of you were by our side as we worked successfully to outlaw the use of chimpanzees in invasive research in the United States, a tremendous achievement and one that enjoyed the support of millions of Americans, including members of the scientific community. Now, we . . . 

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Connect, engage and learn at the Taking Action for Animals conference

Connect, engage and learn at the Taking Action for Animals conference

Animal advocates from around the nation will converge in Arlington, Virginia, from July 20-23 for the Taking Action for Animals Conference (TAFA), to get a better understanding of animal protection issues, and to strengthen their ability to help animals in their communities through lobbying, outreach, . . . 

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States make progress on fighting puppy mills, reducing animal testing and more

States make progress on fighting puppy mills, reducing animal testing and more

This week, Maryland’s Gov. Larry Hogan signed into law a landmark bill that bans the sales of puppy mill dogs in pet stores and instead encourages stores to work with animal shelters to promote the adoption of homeless pets. He also approved two other animal . . . 

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