Animal Research and Testing

Retiring the Rabbits

By on February 20, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Retiring the Rabbits

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 . . . 

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Talk Back: Turmoil Over Travis

By on February 19, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

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 . . . 

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Five Fatal Lessons From Chimp Attack

By on February 17, 2009 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Five Fatal Lessons From Chimp Attack

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 . . . 

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We Need Your Vote on Components of “Change Agenda for Animals”

We Need Your Vote on Components of “Change Agenda for Animals”

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 . . . 

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With Unwavering Resolve

By on December 31, 2008 in Animal Research and Testing, Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
With Unwavering Resolve

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 . . . 

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Safety Testing 2.0

By on December 19, 2008 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Safety Testing 2.0

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

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A Dogs’ Trust

A Dogs’ Trust

For a variety of reasons, animal protection has not enjoyed the same degree of foundation support that other causes have received. In recent years, that’s been changing, as our cause has been buoyed by more and more people, including some with the resources to set . . . 

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Nim Chimpsky: Yes, that’s right—Nim Chimpsky

By on March 19, 2008 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Nim Chimpsky: Yes, that’s right—Nim Chimpsky

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 . . . 

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Taking it to the House

Taking it to the House

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, . . . 

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Sea Change in Animal Testing

By on February 15, 2008 in Animal Research and Testing with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Sea Change in Animal Testing

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 . . . 

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Allies for Change

By on January 9, 2008 in Animal Research and Testing, Humane Society International with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Allies for Change

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 . . . 

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Second Chance for Chimps

By on January 3, 2008 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Second Chance for Chimps

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 . . . 

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