Animal Research and Testing

Discover Easy Ways to Help Animals

Discover Easy Ways to Help Animals

Editor’s note: Discover is discontinuing its affinity credit card programs with The HSUS and 13 other non-profit organizations, effective March 15, 2015. Please continue to support The HSUS through our other corporate partners. There are so many ways to help animals, such as volunteering for . . . 

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Ending “Commercial” Exploitation

Ending “Commercial” Exploitation

There are so many indicators of cultural, corporate and political change for the good of animals. One is the creative and often provocative advertising on display not only during the Super Bowl, but in advance – where companies and ad agenciespush out their creative content in . . . 

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Law & Order: Special Victims APL Unit

Law & Order: Special Victims APL Unit

After I was elected president of The HSUS nearly a decade ago – and right on the heels of our corporate combination with The Fund for Animals – one thing I set out to do was to create a dedicated unit of animal protection lawyers . . . 

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Top 10 News Stories for HSUS in 2013

Top 10 News Stories for HSUS in 2013

Today, I round up the top news stories driven by The HSUS. There were certainly other big stories centering on animals, and the publicity surrounding the release of “Blackfish” was perhaps the most notable one, generating massive concern over the plight of captive marine mammals. . . . 

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Our Biggest International Gains in 2013

Our Biggest International Gains in 2013

In recent days, I’ve recounted some of The HSUS’s wide-ranging accomplishments for 2013, achieved with your help and support. We maintain a separate affiliate, Humane Society International, whose work spans the globe. Indeed, in this era of globalization, with the pathways of trade and transport . . . 

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Obama Administration Picks up Pace on Animal Welfare in 2013

Obama Administration Picks up Pace on Animal Welfare in 2013

During President Obama’s tenure, The HSUS has worked to secure stronger policies from federal agencies to help animals – from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the National Marine Fisheries Service to the National Institutes of Health. Every . . . 

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The Videos That Animal Abusers Don’t Want You to See

The Videos That Animal Abusers Don’t Want You to See

If you don’t think video of animals, and specifically of animal cruelty, has the power to drive social reform and behavior changes, then take note of what happened this year in nearly a dozen state legislatures in 2013. From California to Indiana to Tennessee to . . . 

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Kitty 1962-2013

By on December 6, 2013 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Kitty 1962-2013

This has been a year of hope and tremendous progress for chimpanzees in laboratories, with pledges from the federal government to transfer hundreds of chimps to sanctuaries in the months ahead. But for one chimp who left the laboratory more than a decade and a . . . 

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Our Top 13 Transformational Achievements in 2013

Our Top <strong>13</strong> Transformational Achievements in 20<strong>13</strong>

The HSUS and its affiliates are the nation’s number-one provider of animal care, through the work of our animal sanctuaries and rehabilitation centers, Animal Rescue Team, Pets for Life program, wildlife response units, veterinary division, international street dog defenders, and other hands-on programs. This year, . . . 

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Great News for Great Apes

Great News for Great Apes

Last night, the Senate gave final approval to a bill – backed by The HSUS and the National Institutes of Health – that will provide millions in federal funding to assist with the transfer of chimpanzees from laboratories to sanctuaries. Passing this legislation was essential . . . 

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A Step Forward in China on Animal Testing

By on November 13, 2013 in Animal Research and Testing, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Step Forward in China on Animal Testing

Humane Society International’s Be Cruelty-Free campaign, which aims to end animal testing for cosmetics worldwide, has had a run of key victories. The European Union, which had been inching toward an animal testing-free marketplace since 2004, finally implemented a complete marketing ban of animal-tested cosmetics . . . 

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Auction, Action, Traction for Chimps

Auction, Action, Traction for Chimps

Back in August we held a very special art contest that created quite a stir in the press – it was a first-ever contest focused on chimpanzee art. And by chimpanzee art, we don’t mean paintings of chimpanzees, we mean paintings by chimpanzees. Now, after much . . . 

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