Animal Research and Testing
In an op-ed in today’s New York Times, U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, a former primate researcher, made an outstanding case to phase out the use of chimpanzees in invasive research. Please contact your U.S. Senators and your U.S. Representative today to support the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act.
Botox manufacturer Allergan announced last week that it has developed a new procedure that avoids using animals in testing this product. This follows a seven-year effort by The HSUS and our partners encouraging Allergan to replace the Lethal Dose 50 test.
Rabbit aficionado Adam Goldfarb, the director of HSUS’s Pets at Risk program, explains why bunnies don’t belong in your Easter basket, though they can be great companions if you decide you’re ready to adopt.
Your favorite blog posts from the first few months of 2011 have spanned many of our major programs at the Humane Society of the United States, including puppy mills, animal rescue, factory farming, disaster relief, and animal research issues. Many of you also followed the . . .
Ohio has elected not to extend an emergency order to ban private citizens from acquiring new tigers, bears, chimpanzees, anacondas, and other dangerous wild animals. HSUS issued a report called “Ohio’s Fatal Attractions,” documenting how bad it’s become in Ohio with respect to private ownership of large and powerful wild animals.
In March 2009, The HSUS released scenes from its undercover investigation into the world’s largest chimpanzee laboratory, the New Iberia Research Center (NIRC) in Louisiana. What we found was deeply disturbing—chimpanzees falling onto cement and steel floors after being sedated with dart guns, animals mutilating . . .
It’s time for all ad agencies to stop using chimpanzees in entertainment, and for companies to make a similar pledge. Heroic great ape sanctuaries in rural outposts throughout the nation will spend millions in the decades ahead dealing with the lack of forethought exhibited by CareerBuilder and similar companies that just don’t get it.
The HSUS performs exceptionally on the big issues that affect the lives of animals, working in four big arenas: public policy, corporate reforms, education and awareness, and hands-on animal care. In several months, we’ll be releasing our annual report for 2010, and here are some of the accomplishments that we’ll highlight.
Some weeks ago The HSUS submitted its Form 990, a financial filing required by the Internal Revenue Service to ensure transparency, good governance, and accountability. Today, we’re posting it on our website, as we do every year after it is submitted to the federal government. . . .
Today, The New York Times covers two of the pitched debates in our society about animals—reporter Dan Frosch covers the controversy over the use of chimpanzees in biomedical research and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof offers an indictment of the industrial confinement of laying hens . . .