Animal Research and Testing

Breaking news: Taiwan votes to end cosmetics animal testing

Breaking news: Taiwan votes to end cosmetics animal testing

Taiwan has become the second major market in Southeast Asia to take a stand against cosmetics cruelty with a vote last week to ban animal testing in the beauty industry. With this new policy, more than 1.7 billion consumers in 34 global markets have directly . . . 

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Former U.N. Ambassador Bill Richardson joins fight to save New York Blood Center chimps

By on September 27, 2016 in Animal Rescue and Care, Animal Research and Testing with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Former U.N. Ambassador Bill Richardson joins fight to save New York Blood Center chimps

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 » I was so pleased to be joined by former New Mexico governor and United Nations ambassador Bill . . . 

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Court affirms European ban on cruel cosmetics

Court affirms European ban on cruel cosmetics

Blinding, poisoning, and killing animals in the name of beauty has never stood a chance in the court of public opinion. But it’s survived for too long as a legal enterprise because industry has thwarted reform with pretenses about the lack of alternatives, and politicians . . . 

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Nine lab chimps win lottery, move into new digs in Georgia

By on September 8, 2016 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Nine lab chimps win lottery, move into new digs in Georgia

I am so pleased to share the latest news in a series of actions taken over the last seven years to help chimps in laboratories – nine chimpanzees from the New Iberia Research Center in Louisiana have safely arrived at the nation’s newest chimp sanctuary, . . . 

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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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