Animal Research and Testing

Join Us For The 2013 Genesis Awards Benefit Gala

By on March 13, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Join Us For The 2013 Genesis Awards Benefit Gala

As I’ve mentioned before on A Humane Nation, our greatest charge at The HSUS must be to prevent cruelty before it occurs. While animal rescue is vital, it is not enough. We cannot rescue our way out of the many problems animals face. Indeed, the very . . . 

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HSUS Demands Action on Wide Range of Animal Issues

HSUS Demands Action on Wide Range of Animal Issues

Condor 303 who died from lead poisoning. Photo by Ventana Wildlife Society The HSUS and the animal issues we work on are in the news every day, but there are times when I am especially reminded of the relevance of our animal welfare work to . . . 

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Lab Chimps Taste Freedom

By on March 5, 2013 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Lab Chimps Taste Freedom

Chad Sisneros/The HSUS We’ve made remarkable strides in recent months toward our goal of ending invasive chimpanzee research and retiring chimps to appropriate sanctuaries. In January, a National Institutes of Health working group tasked with examining the use of chimpanzees in NIH-funded research made sweeping . . . 

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Our Predatory Human Ways

By on February 28, 2013 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Our Predatory Human Ways

iStock In today’s Sacramento Bee, my colleague Jennifer Fearing wrote a column questioning the outdated policies governing predator management that have dominated for too long. The public is fed up with unsporting and inhumane practices, as evidenced by the ban on hound hunting that passed . . . 

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DOD and Combat Training — Limiting the Casualties

By on February 25, 2013 in Animal Research and Testing, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
DOD and Combat Training — Limiting the Casualties

For years, the U.S. Department of Defense has intentionally hurt animals, including dogs, in order to simulate “battlefield wounds,” for the purpose of medical combat training for treatment of injured soldiers. Upon learning of these in-field “experiments” with animals, the public demanded change and better . . . 

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A Scientific Indictment of Animal Research and Testing

By on February 20, 2013 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Scientific Indictment of Animal Research and Testing

“What are the alternatives to using animals in medical research?” This is a legitimate question I am often asked, and now, due to scientific innovation and increasing evidence of the shortcomings of animal research, it is becoming easier to answer. A newly published scientific paper . . . 

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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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