Animal Research and Testing

55 Actions for Animals and The HSUS

55 Actions for Animals and The HSUS

Twice on the blog I've posted a list of potential action items for those who want to become more involved in animal protection and the work of The HSUS. Here it is in updated and expanded form. Kim D'Amico/The HSUSHelp feral cats through Trap-Neuter-Return. We . . . 

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Chimps Should Be Sent to Retirement, Not More Research

By on July 28, 2010 in Animal Research and Testing with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
Chimps Should Be Sent to Retirement, Not More Research

Flo lives in a cage in a federal government facility in New Mexico. A life behind bars is not much of a life for a 52-year-old who has committed no crime, and that hardly says enough. But we thought Flo was relatively safe from an . . . 

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Replacing the “Guinea Pig”: Safer, Humane Chemical Tests

Replacing the “Guinea Pig”: Safer, Humane Chemical Tests

Last month, the Environmental Defense Fund and its partners in the campaign to reform U.S. law to regulate chemicals made an impassioned plea for American consumers not to be treated like “guinea pigs.” I’d like to remind our friends and colleagues in the environmental and consumer protection communities that advocates for animal protection—while respecting the interests of all animals and believing that none of them should be treated like disposable lab equipment—also care about protecting human health and the environment, and that we all must work together to achieve a future that is both safer and more humane.

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Talk Back: Celebrating Change in California and Ohio

Talk Back: Celebrating Change in California and Ohio

The HSUS Before sharing your comments today, I’d like to recognize a special anniversary. Fifty years ago this week, a young primatologist first traveled to the jungles bordering Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania, to study wild chimpanzees. Jane Goodall’s tremendous legacy of accomplishment during her half-century . . . 

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Magic Pill for Managing Animal Populations?

Magic Pill for Managing Animal Populations?

The HSUS has long supported the use of birth control technologies, as a means of humanely controlling animal populations and diminishing the likelihood of conflicts.

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Help Over the Long Haul for Haiti

Help Over the Long Haul for Haiti

In the next stage of our work we’ll extend our alliances with the Haiti-based Christian Veterinary Mission and the Dominican Republic-based Veterinary Care and Human Services, and explore every useful avenue for cooperation with relief agencies, the government of Haiti, and the representatives of other nations responding to Haiti’s dire needs.

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The HSUS: Advocating for All Animals

By on January 13, 2010 in Animal Research and Testing, Companion Animals, Opposition with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
The HSUS: Advocating for All Animals

I write a page three essay for each issue of All Animals, our bi-monthly member magazine, and here’s my piece in the current issue. If you’re not already an HSUS member, and now join at the $25 level or higher, you’ll receive a subscription to this fabulous magazine.

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Because of You

Because of You

We are a powerful, mainstream force because of you. And as the year turns in a few hours, it is the right time for me to say “thank you.”

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2009 Blog Favorites

Yesterday, I identified the top 10 animal stories of the decade. Today, I leave the subjectivity aside, and report to you on the top 10 blogs of the year, as measured by click-throughs on our website. As you can see, my controversial decision to put convicted . . . 

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Top 10 Animal Stories of the Last Decade

Top 10 Animal Stories of the Last Decade

The run up to any new year provides an opportunity for a look back. But now that we are turning into 2010, it’s an opportunity to conduct a longer-term review of the major events and trends of the last decade (though one might argue the end . . . 

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2009 Report Card for Obama Administration

2009 Report Card for Obama Administration

I summarize the major actions of the Obama Administration in a Report Card, providing a summary of both the actions helpful and inimical to animal protection. For the year to date, we give the Administration a B minus on its activities.

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Research Proposal: Don’t Buy Dogs, Cats from B Dealers

By on November 20, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Research Proposal: Don’t Buy Dogs, Cats from B Dealers

The vast majority of research facilities now refuse to do business with Class B dealers, but propping up this dying industry are approximately 50 research institutions — mostly universities. Please ask them to stop buying dogs and cats from Class B dealers.

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