Animal Research and Testing

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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Primate Lab Plays Defense

By on March 6, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Primate Lab Plays Defense

On Wednesday The HSUS pulled the curtain back on the mistreatment of primates at the New Iberia Research Center (NIRC) of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, making video documentation of the treatment of the animals publicly known—with ABC’s "Nightline" breaking the story on Wednesday. . . . 

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Plea for the Chimpanzee

By on March 5, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Plea for the Chimpanzee

Invasive chimpanzee research is on its way out, and I truly hope the research community comes to an accord with The HSUS and the emerging international consensus that it is time to phase out their use in invasive experiments, paving the way for Congressional passage . . . 

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Chimpanzee Research: Your Tax Dollars at Worst

By on March 4, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Chimpanzee Research: Your Tax Dollars at Worst

Today, I led a press conference at our Washington, D.C. headquarters announcing the details of The HSUS’s latest long-term undercover investigation, at the New Iberia Research Center (NIRC) near Lafayette, La., one of the nation’s largest primate laboratories. NIRC has been a dead-end destination for . . . 

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Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger

By on February 24, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger

One of The HSUS’s most important functions is to spotlight decision-making—sound and unsound. We single out leadership on behalf of animals to show what’s right. And we highlight bad conduct to debunk flawed thinking and promote accountability. Two very different people deserve the attention for . . . 

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