Animal Research and Testing

In pictures: Hundreds of beagles spared from animal testing arrive in our care to start new lives

In pictures: Hundreds of beagles spared from animal testing arrive in our care to start new lives

Last week, we along with several of our shelter and rescue partners embarked on a historic operation and removed the first 432 of approximately 4,000 beagles from Envigo RMS LLC’s facility in Cumberland, Virginia, which bred dogs to be sold to laboratories for animal experimentation. I was . . . 

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Breaking: Historic transport of approximately 4,000 beagles spared from animal testing

Breaking: Historic transport of approximately 4,000 beagles spared from animal testing

You may have seen in the news that our Animal Rescue Team was approached by the U.S. Department of Justice to remove roughly 4,000 beagles from a breeding facility that supplied laboratories that test on animals. We are honored to have been chosen to lead . . . 

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Good news! Louisiana becomes 9th state to ban the sale of cosmetics tested on animals

Good news! Louisiana becomes 9th state to ban the sale of cosmetics tested on animals

In a victory for rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, rats and all animals used for testing, Louisiana is the latest state to take steps to end the cruel and unnecessary use of animals to test cosmetics. Eight other states (California, Nevada, Illinois, Virginia, Maryland, Maine, Hawaii . . . 

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Testing lab remains silent, but voices demanding beagles’ release grow louder 

Testing lab remains silent, but voices demanding beagles’ release grow louder 

We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for the 82 beagles languishing at Inotiv’s Mount Vernon, Indiana, laboratory that was the site of our recent undercover investigation. A Humane Society of the United States investigator found 80 beagle puppies being force-fed potentially toxic . . . 

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Time is running out for dogs as testing lab refuses to release them

Time is running out for dogs as testing lab refuses to release them

5/16/22 Update: Over the last few days, 160 legislators from 32 states have co-signed a letter to the CEOs of Inotiv and Crinetics, urging the release of the dogs and pointing out that 14 states have approved legislation to authorize adoption of animals released by . . . 

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Cosmetics animal testing is in the spotlight—now’s the time to end it

Cosmetics animal testing is in the spotlight—now’s the time to end it

One of our most urgent fights at the federal level centers on passage of the Humane Cosmetics Act in Congress. It’s got strong bipartisan support, cosmetics industry approval and the backing of scientists who understand the limitations of conventional animal tests and are committed to . . . 

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Undercover investigation exposes the horrors of animal testing—and more than 80 dogs who need our help

Undercover investigation exposes the horrors of animal testing—and more than 80 dogs who need our help

Today we are releasing the results of our seven-month undercover investigation at one of America’s largest animal testing laboratories. We’re asking you to join us in changing an outdated industry— animal testing—and, more immediately, in urging the release of more than 80 dogs still suffering . . . 

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It’s time to move past the cruel, inhumane practice of testing cosmetics on animals

It’s time to move past the cruel, inhumane practice of testing cosmetics on animals

Back in the 1940s, when government scientists were asked to check cosmetics for safety, they turned to rabbits. Dr. J.H. Draize and colleagues at the Food and Drug Administration dropped chemicals into the animals’ eyes and applied them to their skin, then assigned scores to . . . 

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Animal-friendly appropriations in Congress bring good news for all kinds of animals   

Animal-friendly appropriations in Congress bring good news for all kinds of animals   

Update 3/15/2022: President Biden signed the appropriations package into law. Humane advocates often look to the passage of animal-friendly legislation as the strongest measure of progress in our work at the federal level, and clearly, good laws are important. But a nation that cares for . . . 

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Here’s how to become an animal advocate in your state and why it’s important

Here’s how to become an animal advocate in your state and why it’s important

The road to a more humane and just society for animals is paved by many hands and hearts doing many different kinds of work: Sheltering and finding loving homes for dogs, cats and other companion animals in local communities; tending to sick and injured animals, . . . 

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Good news to start 2022: These new laws are now in place to protect animals

Good news to start 2022: These new laws are now in place to protect animals

We begin our work in 2022 encouraged by the knowledge that a handful of significant animal protection laws at the state level have now taken effect across the country. That makes for a great start to a year in which we hope to extend the . . . 

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Major progress for animals in laboratories in 2021 signals a more humane future

Major progress for animals in laboratories in 2021 signals a more humane future

The world is moving toward a future dominated by sophisticated methods that use human cells, tissues and organs, 3D printing, robotics, computer models and other technologies to create approaches to testing and research that do not rely on animals. These methods are often faster, less . . . 

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