Animal Research and Testing

Time Running Out for Class B Dog Dealers

By on May 5, 2015 in Animal Research and Testing, Companion Animals with 17 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Time Running Out for Class B Dog Dealers

Today we received more encouraging news in our fight to stop the abominable trade by Class B random source dealers, who round up dogs and cats from flea markets, shelters, auctions, and even the backyards of unsuspecting owners and funnel them to research institutions to . . . 

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The HSUS’ 2014 Annual Report: Transforming the World for Animals

The HSUS’ 2014 Annual Report: Transforming the World for Animals

Today, we officially release our 2014 annual report, in print and electronic form. I hope you’ll read and take pride in the progress we are making across such a wide range of problem areas. Below, I’ve reproduced most of my President’s essay in the report to give . . . 

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Remember, There’s Only One Earth

Remember, There’s Only One Earth

Earth Day is a reminder for all of us that we humans, and all animals, depend on a healthy planet to survive. While we have the capacity to damage and destroy the planet and the life that it and the sun sustain, we also have . . . 

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Monkey Business at Labs and Roadside Zoos Must End

Monkey Business at Labs and Roadside Zoos Must End

HSUS undercover investigations have revealed primates in psychological distress at research facilities and roadside zoos, and it’s time to do something comprehensive about the problem. Today, we submitted a legal petition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) asking the agency to provide regulatory guidance directing . . . 

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USDA Report Misses the MARC

USDA Report Misses the MARC

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a disappointing report today about the federally-funded, Nebraska-based U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC), which was the focus of a searing and infuriating New York Times investigative piece by Michael Moss published just over a month ago. The Times . . . 

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Ractopamine: It’s What’s For Dinner

By on February 17, 2015 in Animal Research and Testing, Farm Animals with 6 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Ractopamine: It’s What’s For Dinner

China and Russia aren’t known as leaders on food safety or animal welfare, yet there’s one drug that even they—along with much of the world, including the European Union—won’t allow to be fed to animals destined for the plate: ractopamine. This growth-promoting drug has left . . . 

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A Raft of Bad Ideas Bubble Up in Congress

A Raft of Bad Ideas Bubble Up in Congress

Congress is off to a brisk start when it comes to animal issues, but much of the action seeks to turn back the clock and to revive awful ideas. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has again introduced legislation to overturn state laws that protect animals. Late this . . . 

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Breaking News: Bill in Congress Proposes End to Farm Animal Torture at Federal Labs

Breaking News: Bill in Congress Proposes End to Farm Animal Torture at Federal Labs

Imagine if the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spent tens of millions of dollars on animal experiments designed to increase reproductive rates of deer on captive hunting facilities – to benefit private operators who offer up deer in a guaranteed kill arrangement. In the process, . . . 

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Should the Federal Government Fund Animal Protection or Animal Cruelty?

Should the Federal Government Fund Animal Protection or Animal Cruelty?

We live in a nation where animals are used for food, fashion and clothing, entertainment, research, and in wildlife-associated recreation – in both harmful and benign ways – to generate hundreds of billions of dollars in commerce. The pork industry alone – which kills more than . . . 

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The U.S. Meat Animal Research Center and the Agro-Industrial Complex

By on January 21, 2015 in Animal Research and Testing, Farm Animals with 2 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The U.S. Meat Animal Research Center and the Agro-Industrial Complex

The front page of yesterday’s New York Times revealed a house of horrors at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, situated on the plains of western Nebraska. In a superb but deeply disturbing piece of investigative, long-form journalism, Times reporter Michael Moss told the story . . . 

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State of the Animal Union

State of the Animal Union

President Obama’s second term in office has been a fruitful one for animals, but a number of key reforms await final approval and deep problems remain when it comes to animal welfare. Today’s front page news story in the New York Times concerning a house of . . . 

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Let’s Get This Stuff Done in 2015

Let’s Get This Stuff Done in 2015

When you support The HSUS, you back a non-profit organization rated by its peers as the nation’s number one force for animal protection. In some ways, it is incomplete to talk only of The HSUS, because we really are a constellation of organizations working in coordinated and . . . 

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