Animal Research and Testing
Yesterday we took a giant stride forward on the issue of animal testing, specifically skin irritancy testing on animals. For more than 60 years, testing for skin irritation has involved locking groups of rabbits into full-body restraints while cosmetics, pesticides, and other chemicals are applied . . .
As the lurid and unsettling details of the chimpanzee attack on 55-year-old Charla Nash come to light, it is so obvious that we need better and more complete state and federal laws to stop the trade in wild animals as pets, specifically the larger animals . . .
I feel like we at The HSUS are constantly reminding policy makers, animal-use industries, and regular people about mind-numbingly reckless behavior when it comes to our treatment of animals—whether it’s dragging sick or crippled “downer cows” into slaughterhouses for human consumption, dosing animals on factory . . .
As a marker of a healthy democracy, there is nothing to match the spectacle of seeing a new American president sworn in. This transfer of political authority is one of the foundation stones of democratic government, and a reminder that the people of America ultimately . . .
Winston Churchill: "When we face with a steady eye the difficulties which lie before us, we may derive new confidence from remembering those we have already overcome." Wise words by which to anticipate this New Year. As 2009 beckons, we understand there are mountains still . . .
The Humane Society of the United States is proud to partner with Procter & Gamble for the third consecutive year in bestowing the North American Alternatives Awards. It is a symbol of our common commitment to eliminate animal testing for consumer product safety, while ensuring that marketed products are safe for consumers and the environment
It doesn’t take an advanced degree to conclude that other animals, particularly mammals, have real smarts. But during the last 20 years, there’s been a raft of publishing on the commonsense conclusion that animals think and are capable of sophisticated cognition. When I first got . . .
At The HSUS, there’s never a dull moment. We are still intensely focused on follow up to the slaughter plant investigation in southern California. And I am recently back from Canada and its extraordinary seal nursery. We are organizing worldwide opposition to the seal hunt, . . .
USA Today had an important and exciting story in yesterday’s paper about the move away from the use of animals in certain toxicity tests. I am truly enthused about the possibility of innovation in this arena making animal testing obsolete. © iStockphoto Since the 1970s . . .
The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International do not restrict their work to the boundaries of the United States. We live in the era of globalization, with information, commodities, people and animals moving routinely across national borders. With our economic and . . .
It was an incredible year of awareness about chimpanzees. Chimps vanquished college students at cognitive tasks; there was a gathering of world-renowned experts at a conference entitled “The Mind of the Chimpanzee;” and the nation mourned the death of a chimpanzee named Washoe, well-known for . . .