Animal Research and Testing

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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HSUS 2015 Report Shows Organizational Growth, Cruelty Prevented, Animals Saved

HSUS 2015 Report Shows Organizational Growth, Cruelty Prevented, Animals Saved

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 » Today, we officially release our 2015 annual report. I hope you’ll read it and take pride in . . . 

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In Liberia, Coming to the Rescue of Chimps Abandoned by NY Blood Center

In Liberia, Coming to the Rescue of Chimps Abandoned by NY Blood Center

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 am proud to introduce two heroes to you—Jim and Jenny Desmond—two HSUS colleagues who deployed to . . . 

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State of the Animal Union

State of the Animal Union

President Obama goes to the well of the U.S. House tonight to deliver his final State of the Union Address, making the case for his presidency and forecasting what’s ahead for his final year in office. While the country may be fractured on many of . . . 

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California, Oregon Gain Top Marks for Animal Welfare Policies, While Mississippi, South Dakota at Bottom of List

California, Oregon Gain Top Marks for Animal Welfare Policies, While Mississippi, South Dakota at Bottom of List

Once again, California claims the top spot in our annual assessment of state animal protection policies, with rankings grounded on a comprehensive examination of 88 policy ideas across the spectrum of humane issues – from the enactment of felony-level penalties for cockfighting to banning the . . . 

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On the Eve of Greatness – As a Society

On the Eve of Greatness – As a Society

We live in an incredible nation – a nation, like the others, still a work in progress.  Think of it as a body bearing more than a few scars from past travails and battles, and one with its share of open wounds. And think of it . . . 

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Wins for Chimps, Elephants, Lions Mark the Biggest Federal Policy Gains in 2015

Wins for Chimps, Elephants, Lions Mark the Biggest Federal Policy Gains in 2015

This year, we helped secure an extraordinary series of gains in the federal policy-making realm — gains ushered in by Congress and federal executive agencies. More broadly, the government banned the use of chimps in experiments, saw new rules to protect elephants against the ivory trade, . . . 

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