Animal Research and Testing

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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In Wake of Election, Time to Pass Animal Welfare Reforms

In Wake of Election, Time to Pass Animal Welfare Reforms

The United States has completed its always momentous quadrennial presidential election, which in this case produced spending exceeding $2 billion between the campaigns, super PACs and other outside spenders. Thousands of other races decided at the federal, state, and local levels cost billions more when aggregated.  . . . 

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Your Vote Counts for Animals

Your Vote Counts for Animals

Today is an important day for any civil and democratic society, as private citizens vote, in free and fair elections, for individuals to serve our society in local, state, and federal offices, and, in some states, for initiatives or referenda relating to taxes, social issues, . . . 

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55 Actions to Help Animals and The HSUS

55 Actions to Help Animals and The HSUS

Perhaps the number-one question I get in my travels and meeting with our supporters is, “How can I get more involved with The HSUS and with the cause of animal protection?” Today, here’s an updated and expanded guide to help you or people you know get involved.

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Third-Quarter Favorites: Protecting Dogs, Horses, Pigs, and Animals in Labs

Third-Quarter Favorites: Protecting Dogs, Horses, Pigs, and Animals in Labs

I like to look ahead on the blog, report on major action items, take on our critics, or opine on a major fault line or controversy within our field. It’s also my custom, each quarter, to look back and provide a summary of which blogs . . . 

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Talk Back: A Good Week for Pigs, Chimpanzees, Bears, and Hounds

By on September 28, 2012 in Animal Research and Testing, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Talk Back: A Good Week for Pigs, Chimpanzees, Bears, and Hounds

Take the pledge to help more pigs. It’s been a week filled with meaningful achievements on the animal protection front. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed more than a half-dozen animal protection bills backed by The HSUS, including a ban on hound hunting of bears and . . . 

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110 Chimpanzees from New Iberia Research Center Will Be Safe from Testing

By on September 21, 2012 in Animal Research and Testing, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative) with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
110 Chimpanzees from New Iberia Research Center Will Be Safe from Testing

Today, we received a telling sign that the United States will soon see the end of invasive experiments on chimpanzees, bringing to a close a long, sad, and inhumane chapter in the history of American science and public health. Dr. Francis Collins, director of the . . . 

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