Animal Research and Testing

Have You Seen Our New Website?

Have You Seen Our New Website?

This week we’re giving animals a revamped and, we hope, a more appealing stage to showcase their beauty, their majesty and, yes, when warranted, their plight. Check it out—it’s our redesigned website.

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50 Things You Can Do for Animals and The HSUS

50 Things You Can Do for Animals and The HSUS

Please take some time to go through the full roster. We’ll succeed as a movement when we have millions of our supporters who take these and other positive actions for animals.

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Talk Back: Work in Progress

By on October 20, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing, Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Your comments celebrate our cause’s forward movement, but express rightful frustration as decision-makers opt for the status quo. Today, it’s your turn to sound off.

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Animal Cruelty Law

By on October 6, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Animal Cruelty Law

Today, I was one of about 200 people in attendance as the U.S. Supreme Court heard from attorneys for the United States and for dogfighting impresario Robert Stevens in a case testing the constitutionality of the federal Depiction of Animal Cruelty Law.

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Reflections on “The National Parks” Series and Reform

By on September 30, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Reflections on “The National Parks” Series and Reform

I’ve immensely enjoyed watching the Ken Burns series on the history of America’s national parks. My thoughts have been drawn not just to the parks themselves, but also the foresighted people who dared to believe in the concept and pushed successfully for them.

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Animal Testing: For the History Books

By on September 11, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Animal Testing: For the History Books

Photo credit iStockphoto Last week, members of our staff were in Rome for the Seventh World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences, and by all accounts, it was an exciting event. Held every two years, the international conference left attendees with the . . . 

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Remembering Ted Kennedy: A Lion for Animals, As Well

Remembering Ted Kennedy: A Lion for Animals, As Well

Though animal welfare was not one of Sen. Ted Kennedy’s signature concerns, he was always there for the cause, and he had all the right instincts on the subject.

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Lost Dog’s Legacy in Animal Research

By on June 8, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Lost Dog’s Legacy in Animal Research

Last week, Slate magazine’s Dan Engbar published a five-part series on animal research, extensively treating the dog-napping scandal that led Congress to pass the Laboratory Animal Welfare Act in 1966, and going on to consider its continuing implications.

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Pushing Forward for Primates in Research

By on June 2, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Pushing Forward for Primates in Research

It’s reassuring that the USDA appears to be taking our concerns about New Iberia Research Center seriously.

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From the Ice to Arkansas: Everywhere for Animals

From the Ice to Arkansas: Everywhere for Animals

With its strength and reach, The HSUS has the ability to fight battles on multiple fronts—taking on factory farming, the exotic pet trade, Petland and its puppy mill connection, the use of chimpanzees in research, animal fighting, and so much more. © The HSUSSealers begin . . . 

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Case Finally Closed on “Downers” Loophole

By on March 14, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Case Finally Closed on “Downers” Loophole

It’s been a long fight, and today, we closed another chapter on it. Since the mid-1990s, The HSUS has been working hard to stop as a matter of public policy the abuse of downer cattle—animals too sick or injured to walk. And today, President Obama . . . 

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Talk Back: Great Cruelty to Great Apes

By on March 9, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Last Wednesday we rolled out the results and video of our latest long-term undercover investigation, revealing the troubling mistreatment and long-term confinement of chimpanzees and other primates at the University of Louisiana's New Iberia Research Center, one of the nation's largest primate research laboratories. ABC . . . 

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