Animal Research and Testing

A Super Bowl Without Chimps: It’s About Time

By on February 1, 2013 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Super Bowl Without Chimps: It’s About Time

Last week I shared tremendously exciting news that a National Institutes of Health working group made sweeping recommendations to phase out all current biomedical research grants involving chimpanzees in laboratories, to end chimpanzee breeding, and to retire the vast majority of government-owned chimpanzees to sanctuaries. . . . 

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NIH Panel Says Lab Chimps Should Go to Sanctuaries

By on January 23, 2013 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
NIH Panel Says Lab Chimps Should Go to Sanctuaries

While a handful of members of Congress delayed action on a recent bill to phase out the use of chimps in invasive experiments during the lame-duck session, yesterday a National Institutes of Health Working Group tasked with examining the NIH’s future role in chimpanzee research . . . 

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The Obama Administration’s First Term – Animal Protection Record

The Obama Administration’s First Term – Animal Protection Record

With President Obama’s inauguration and second term around the corner, I thought it would be a good opportunity to take a look back at his animal protection record over the last four years. How well has this administration responded to animal protection concerns? Viewed with . . . 

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Congress Comes Up Lame on Animal Issues

Congress Comes Up Lame on Animal Issues

Numerous news outlets have reported that the 112th Congress was the least productive — as measured by fewest bills passed and signature achievements — since 1947, when such statistics were first kept. Since our Congress has been dysfunctional for so long, that’s really saying something.  . . . 

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Our Story Through Videos

Our Story Through Videos

There’s no animal welfare group like The HSUS, with program experts and campaigners working in such issue areas as animal research and testing, companion animal welfare, farm animal welfare, equine protection, and wildlife protection, aided by a team of lawyers, undercover investigators, lobbyists, scientists, veterinarians, . . . 

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Our Biggest Animal Stories of 2012

Our Biggest Animal Stories of 2012

Good people won’t tolerate cruelty, and that’s one of the main drivers of our relentless efforts to expose the broader public to the abuse, suffering, and neglect that animals endure at human hands. This is perhaps our greatest charge. At The HSUS, we have big . . . 

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Celebrating Our 2012 Victories For Animals

Celebrating Our 2012 Victories For Animals

When you invest in HSUS, as a donor, volunteer, or advocate, you want returns. That’s why it’s so important to measure the progress we are making. Through the years, The HSUS has established itself as the most impactful organization protecting animals. I’m pleased to share our . . . 

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NIH to Release 100+ Chimps from Research Lab to Sanctuary

NIH to Release 100+ Chimps from Research Lab to Sanctuary

It’s a big day for chimpanzees, as the National Institutes of Health announces a commitment to move more than 100 government-owned chimpanzees from the New Iberia Research Center (the lab that HSUS investigated and exposed in 2009) to Chimp Haven, the federal chimpanzee sanctuary. These . . . 

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Launch of HSI India Draws Big Names and Big Goals for Animals

Launch of HSI India Draws Big Names and Big Goals for Animals

I have enduring recollections of my guest appearances on Oprah and Ellen, partly because their very public affirmations of animal protection made me feel our cause was ascendant. I had that same feeling today in Mumbai, as Humane Society International launched its India office at . . . 

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Protecting Animals in India No Small Task

Protecting Animals in India No Small Task

As I’ve traveled throughout India over the last week or so, I’ve seen that the lives of people and animals are as intertwined as you’ll find anywhere in the world. Dogs live, in enormous numbers, on streets and sidewalks choked with people. Stray cats roam in great . . . 

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Ending Charitable Tax Deduction Will Hurt Animals

Ending Charitable Tax Deduction Will Hurt Animals

We have just ended a presidential election campaign that featured more than a little debate about class and taxes. President Obama, as we all know, argued that, with our nation’s debt growing by billions each week, the federal government should raise taxes on people who . . . 

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More Work Ahead for China and Animal Welfare

More Work Ahead for China and Animal Welfare

Animal protection is a global cause, and the needs are urgent everywhere.  But we have a longer, tougher road to travel in China than perhaps anywhere else, as Peter J. Li, Ph.D., and Michael Tobias make plain in their exchange posted recently on Forbes.com. Peter . . . 

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