Animal Research and Testing

Happy Anniversary for Bunnies and Other Animals

By on November 17, 2011 in Animal Research and Testing, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Happy Anniversary for Bunnies and Other Animals

The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, which manages the Leaping Bunny Program, is celebrating its 15th anniversary. You can help animals by taking the Pledge to Go Cruelty-Free.

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Time to Transfer All Chimps in Labs to Sanctuaries

By on November 11, 2011 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Time to Transfer All Chimps in Labs to Sanctuaries

Recently, I took a special trip to Chimp Haven outside of Shreveport, Louisiana. It’s a sanctuary for chimpanzees retired from research, with 140 chimps roaming throughout a beautiful, humane, and safe facility.

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The HSUS: A Voice for All Animals

The HSUS: A Voice for All Animals

Rick Berman thinks smoking isn’t bad for you. He thinks Mothers Against Drunk Driving and other groups that try to stop drunk drivers from killing people are too extreme. Berman also attacks The HSUS, which puts us in good company.

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Third-Quarter Blog Favorites

Third-Quarter Blog Favorites

At the end of each quarter, I look back and rank-order the blogs that generated the most interest from readers. Here are the top 10 from the third quarter, including posts on three major HSUS rescues and our campaigns to end the use of chimpanzees in invasive research and to phase out barren battery cages for laying hens.

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Urge Congress to Save Money by Protecting Animals

Urge Congress to Save Money by Protecting Animals

With our nation facing a swelling deficit, we are recommending that Congress revamp four programs that can provide more than $1 billion in savings and save the lives of countless animals in the process. Please take action to support these proposals.

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Six Faces of Animal Care

Six Faces of Animal Care

Our animal care centers are a major part of our hands-on programs. Take a look at these images from some of the ambassadors of our centers—a chimpanzee, two horses, a heron, a fisher, and a lion.

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Ask Congress to Save Money by Sparing Animals

Ask Congress to Save Money by Sparing Animals

With our nation facing a swelling deficit, we are recommending that Congress revamp four programs that can provide more than $1 billion in savings and save the lives of countless animals in the process. Please take action to support these proposals.

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Talk Back: Working to Protect Chimpanzees and Exotic Animals

By on September 15, 2011 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: Working to Protect Chimpanzees and Exotic Animals

Last week, I saw a moving video of a group of chimpanzees venturing out into the sunlight at an Austrian sanctuary for the first time after many years of confinement and suffering in invasive biomedical research where the Daily Mail reported many of them had . . . 

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A World of Change for the Better for Animals

A World of Change for the Better for Animals

From The Humane Society of the United States’ founding in 1954 to our work today, we’ve always been about protecting all animals–not just dogs, cats, and horses, but all animals who are victims of human greed or cruelty.

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Feds Set Stage for Critical Action to Help Chimps

By on September 1, 2011 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Feds Set Stage for Critical Action to Help Chimps

Although the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognizes that wild chimpanzees are endangered, chimpanzees in captivity in the U.S. are deprived of protections that threatened and endangered species are normally afforded. Please take action to support increased protection of chimpanzees under the Endangered Species Act.

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Leading the Way on Alternatives to Using Animals in Experiments

By on August 25, 2011 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Leading the Way on Alternatives to Using Animals in Experiments

The HSUS works with scientists toward the long-term goal of ending harmful experimentation on tens of millions of animals in laboratories.This week, we presented at an international scientific conference and made a strong case for further development of alternative methods to replace animals in harmful research and testing.

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Our Best Instincts Point Us Toward Compassion

By on August 15, 2011 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Our Best Instincts Point Us Toward Compassion

We are born with instincts that give us a head start in doing the right thing for our fellow creatures. But we must act on this feeling of kinship.

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