Animal Research and Testing

New York Blood Center Just the Latest Threat to Chimps

By on July 21, 2015 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
New York Blood Center Just the Latest Threat to Chimps

EDITOR’S NOTE: GOOD NEWS! The HSUS and the New York Blood Center have announced an agreement to provide long-term sanctuary for the Liberian chimpanzees. READ THE UPDATE » Today, Kathleen Conlee, our vice president of Animal Research Issues, was in New York with Dr. Brian . . . 

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Key U.S. Senate Committee Passes Series of Key Provisions for Horses, Orcas, and Farm Animals

Key U.S. Senate Committee Passes Series of Key Provisions for Horses, Orcas, and Farm Animals

We had a powerful showing today in the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee – with two key HSUS allies, Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M. and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., securing enough votes to pass their amendments dealing with horse slaughter for human consumption and the keeping of orcas . . . 

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Toxic Substances, Nontoxic Policy

Toxic Substances, Nontoxic Policy

Each year, tens of thousands of animals are killed to test industrial chemicals, including ingredients found in common household products in our homes. These animals suffer terribly, as harsh chemicals are rubbed into their skin, forced down their throats, and even dropped in their eyes. . . . 

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The Arc of Progress in Animal Protection

The Arc of Progress in Animal Protection

We are just past the mid-point of 2015, and while there have been  a few setbacks or battles lost, there are also a far larger number of gains for animals. And while thinking about individual corporate gains, lawsuits, or legislative battles won is critical (I . . . 

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Animal Rescue Raids in West Virginia Demonstrate Reach of HSUS Programs

Animal Rescue Raids in West Virginia Demonstrate Reach of HSUS Programs

EDITOR’S NOTE: GOOD NEWS! The HSUS and the New York Blood Center have announced an agreement to provide long-term sanctuary for the Liberian chimpanzees. READ THE UPDATE » Today, our Animal Rescue Team was on the ground in Jefferson County, West Virginia, to help local . . . 

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Pope Francis’s Unreserved Embrace of Animal Protection

By on June 18, 2015 in Animal Research and Testing, Farm Animals with 42 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Pope Francis’s Unreserved Embrace of Animal Protection

This morning, the Vatican released Pope Francis’s new encyclical on the environment, and it is truly historic. The encyclical, or letter, from the Pope is full of references to animals and calls on all of us to embrace a more humane path. The encyclical is named “Praised . . . 

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Animal Protection: A Domestic and Foreign Affair

Animal Protection: A Domestic and Foreign Affair

In the July-August issue of Foreign Affairs, I wrote a long-form essay, “The Long Road to Animal Welfare,” that tracks our movement’s unmistakable progress in recent years, and attempts to explain how much of it has happened. I’ve written at prior times on this blog that, . . . 

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At Long Last, All Chimpanzees, Including Captive Animals, to Get Strongest Protections Under the Endangered Species Act

At Long Last, All Chimpanzees, Including Captive Animals, to Get Strongest Protections Under the Endangered Species Act

EDITOR’S NOTE: GOOD NEWS! The HSUS and the New York Blood Center have announced an agreement to provide long-term sanctuary for the Liberian chimpanzees. READ THE UPDATE » Today, in a tremendous and long-awaited advance, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it will . . . 

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Bob Dole, Bob Kerrey Call on Congress to Embrace Animal Welfare Agenda

Bob Dole, Bob Kerrey Call on Congress to Embrace Animal Welfare Agenda

I am so pleased to announce today that two sons of the Midwest, both respected former U.S. senators and decorated veterans who sacrificed for their country, have joined The HSUS as Special Advisors: Kansas Republican Bob Dole and Nebraska Democrat Bob Kerrey. Both men, so . . . 

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Blood Center Has No Heart

By on May 29, 2015 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 36 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Blood Center Has No Heart

EDITOR’S NOTE: GOOD NEWS! The HSUS and the New York Blood Center have announced an agreement to provide long-term sanctuary for the Liberian chimpanzees. READ THE UPDATE » The New York Blood Center has abandoned a colony of 66 chimps in Liberia that its research . . . 

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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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