Animal Research and Testing
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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.
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 . . .