Animal Research and Testing

Winning the Fight for Animals in ’07

Winning the Fight for Animals in ’07

Last week, I wrote a letter to some HSUS supporters about some of our accomplishments for the year. In many respects, it’s been a remarkable year, and we’ve achieved many of our programmatic goals for the year. For those of you who relish the details, . . . 

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Tough Choices for Change

Tough Choices for Change

As CEO of the nation’s largest animal protection group, I receive a cascade of requests for assistance and financial support from individuals and organizations on a dizzying array of matters, including spay and neuter and pet overpopulation programs, captive wildlife issues, sanctuary assistance, hunting issues, . . . 

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Taking Stock for Animals

By on December 4, 2007 in Animal Research and Testing, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The Humane Society of the United States focuses its work in four major areas: public policy and enforcement of laws, public education (including our extensive youth education programs), hands-on care, and corporate policy reforms. Our work on the corporate policy front is among our most . . . 

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Talk Back: Common Cause

By on November 29, 2007 in Animal Research and Testing, Companion Animals with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle

Readers responded to the blog about compassion for animals being a universal value and the new book by Mark Levin, an influential conservative, about his love for dogs and his concern for animal welfare. Thank you for positively reinforcing the interconnectedness of all… can’t wait . . . 

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Race to Replace

By on November 21, 2007 in Animal Research and Testing, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Race to Replace

Change for animals will come about with an evolution in consciousness about animals and a recognition that we must respect their interests. But change will also come about with innovation—as we discard old ways that involved the exploitation of animals in favor of activities that . . . 

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Sick Business Exposed

By on November 1, 2007 in Animal Research and Testing, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Sick Business Exposed

Today, USA Today broke in print a five-month HSUS investigation into puppy mills in Virginia. Tonight, Entertainment Tonight breaks the video, and tomorrow we’ll have it available for other television press. The results will shock you. And this comes on the heels of an investigation . . . 

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Retirement Due for Chimps in Research

By on October 23, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Retirement Due for Chimps in Research

Subjected to experiments that are often painful and distressful. Confined for decades in laboratory cages. But not forgotten by us. © The HSUSKitty, one of three chimpanzees formerly used in researchwho now live at Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch. Such is the circumstance for about . . . 

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Helping Animals, Step by Step

As I travel around the country, I have the privilege of meeting so many people of conscience who want to take action for animals. One of the most frequently asked questions is, "How can I be involved and what can I do to help The . . . 

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Monkey Business

By on August 17, 2007 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Monkey Business

On Aug. 8, a man had a monkey on a leash at a Madison, Wis. beer garden. A woman walking by reached over the fence to pet the monkey and was promptly bitten on the thumb. After several hours on the loose, the monkey was . . . 

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The Great Federal Power Grab

The Great Federal Power Grab

Section 123 of Title I of the Farm Bill is the most worrying legislation you’ve never heard of. Slipped into an early draft of the Farm Bill written by the House Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry, this section threatens to nullify dozens of animal . . . 

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Kinder Course for Chemical Tests

By on June 26, 2007 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Kinder Course for Chemical Tests

The United States has been overshadowed by Europe for well over a decade when it comes to being the world leader in advancing non-animal methods of chemical testing. In 2005, for example, European government and industry established the European Partnership on Alternatives to Animal Testing, . . . 

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B Dealers a Class of their Own

By on June 1, 2007 in Animal Research and Testing, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
B Dealers a Class of their Own

In 1976, more than 210,000 dogs were used in animal research according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is charged with enforcing the Animal Welfare Act (I blogged about the AWA yesterday). In 2005, the number reported by the USDA was under 67,000—about a . . . 

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