Animal Research and Testing
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 . . .
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
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 . . .
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 . . .
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, . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Last Chance to Help Animals in 2007
It’s the last day of 2007, and your last day to make a tax-deductible contribution to The HSUS this year. © The HSUS/Carol Guzy It’s been an extraordinary year of achievements for animals and for The HSUS—with major gains on dogfighting and cockfighting, factory farming, . . .
Progress in Politics: Laws for Animals
The organized animal protection movement has certainly paid attention to lobbying and lawmaking through the years, but the lion’s share of resources have been directed to direct animal care, such as rescue and sheltering. In the modern lobbying era—the last 25 years, where we’ve witnessed . . .
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, . . .
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, . . .