Animal Research and Testing

New York sends lifeline to lab animals

By on August 18, 2016 in Animal Research and Testing, Companion Animals with 14 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
New York sends lifeline to lab animals

In The Humane Economy, I muse about the life of my dog Lily—a mixed breed whose beagle background yowls most prominently—before a rescue group pulled her from a rural shelter that had her on a euthanasia list. A veterinarian with Lost Dog and Cat Rescue . . . 

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NIH announces plans for transfer of chimps from laboratories to sanctuaries

By on August 11, 2016 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 12 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
NIH announces plans for transfer of chimps from laboratories to sanctuaries

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has just released an official plan for the retirement to permanent sanctuary of the hundreds of government-owned and -supported chimpanzees, paving the way for the movement of these chimpanzees to commence in earnest. Back in November, after prior announcements . . . 

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Breaking news: Obama signs measure to dramatically reduce animal testing

Breaking news: Obama signs measure to dramatically reduce animal testing

Today, it was my great honor to attend the presidential signing ceremony at the White House for a revision of TSCA, the Toxic Substances Control Act, with my colleague Sara Amundson from the Humane Society Legislative Fund. Today’s final action upgrades a 40-year-old federal law . . . 

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Congress sends landmark bill to reduce animal use in chemical testing to Obama

Congress sends landmark bill to reduce animal use in chemical testing to Obama

Last night, the Senate gave final approval to a bill that revamps a 40-year-old federal law regulating the use of chemicals. The bill contains – for the first time in any broader environmental and health protection statute – an explicit decree from Congress to minimize . . . 

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USDA Shuts Down Major Animal Testing Enterprise, While Other Reforms Loom

USDA Shuts Down Major Animal Testing Enterprise, While Other Reforms Loom

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Santa Cruz Biotechnology have come to the largest settlement agreement in the history of the enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act. SCBT, one of the world’s largest suppliers of antibodies for biomedical research, will lose its license to operate as a . . . 

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Confronting Dog Meat Horrors and Other Cruelties on the International Stage

Confronting Dog Meat Horrors and Other Cruelties on the International Stage

Today’s New York Times reports on Humane Society International’s major campaign to end the dog meat trade in South Korea, the only nation that eats dog meat and raises dogs on farms for the plate. There, in the run-up to the 2018 Winter Olympics, we’ve . . . 

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Millions of Animal Lives Hang in the Balance as TSCA Reform Bill Goes Down to the Wire

Millions of Animal Lives Hang in the Balance as TSCA Reform Bill Goes Down to the Wire

In a very unlikely and surprising circumstance for animals, Rep. Frank Pallone, a long-time friend to The HSUS, has been standing in the way of an opportunity to reduce animal testing for chemicals, contained within legislation to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act. But it’s . . . 

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Animal Testing Debates Amount to a Test of Conscience

Animal Testing Debates Amount to a Test of Conscience

Before manufacturers can sell pesticides in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency must evaluate their safety to protect human health and the environment. As part of this process, the EPA currently requires pesticide manufacturers to perform dozens of tests on rabbits, rats, mice, and guinea pigs, . . . 

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Private Lab to Retire More Than 200 Chimps and Hand Them Over to New Sanctuary

By on May 4, 2016 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 3 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Private Lab to Retire More Than 200 Chimps and Hand Them Over to New Sanctuary

Our movement is taking on one of its biggest projects ever – absorbing the duties of care for hundreds of chimpanzees once used in laboratory experiments and transferring them to private sanctuaries. These facilities, with the help of the public, the government, and animal welfare groups, will take on . . . 

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A Year After New York Blood Center Abandoned Them, Liberian Chimps Are Thriving Under Humane Care

By on April 22, 2016 in Animal Research and Testing, Humane Society International with 9 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Year After New York Blood Center Abandoned Them, Liberian Chimps Are Thriving Under Humane Care

EDITOR’S NOTE: GOOD NEWS! The HSUS and the New York Blood Center have announced an agreement to provide long-term sanctuary for the Liberian chimpanzees. READ THE UPDATE » After the New York Blood Center abandoned more than 60 chimpanzees on a series of islands in . . . 

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New York Blood Center Arguments Are a House of Cards

New York Blood Center Arguments Are a House of Cards

EDITOR’S NOTE: GOOD NEWS! The HSUS and the New York Blood Center have announced an agreement to provide long-term sanctuary for the Liberian chimpanzees. READ THE UPDATE » Controversy for the New York Blood Center is sure to ratchet up, with sisters, actresses, and New . . . 

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Berman’s Smear During the Oscars Backfires

Berman’s Smear During the Oscars Backfires

Rick Berman just helped us raise an additional $1 million for The HSUS’s campaigns against factory farms, puppy mills, and seal killing. Yes, the lobbyist and public relations operative who has specialized in taking money from animal-abuse industries and tried to smear The HSUS has done exactly the opposite . . . 

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