Animal Research and Testing

Breaking News: Government Slams Door on Invasive Experiments on Chimps

By on November 18, 2015 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 21 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Breaking News: Government Slams Door on Invasive Experiments on Chimps

I’ve made a series of announcements in the last three years about ongoing progress in the effort to end the era of invasive experiments on chimpanzees. Here’s another, and it’s a great one. Today, the National Institutes of Health announced it has scuttled plans to . . . 

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Yerkes Shouldn’t Offload Chimps to Unaccredited Zoo

Yerkes Shouldn’t Offload Chimps to Unaccredited Zoo

With the end of an era of invasive experiments on chimpanzees at hand, and the National Institutes of Health aiming to retire the vast majority of its government owned chimpanzees to the national chimpanzee sanctuary, the three laboratories that house privately owned chimpanzees are no . . . 

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Evangelical Leaders Recognize ‘Every Living Thing’

Evangelical Leaders Recognize ‘Every Living Thing’

Today, I was so pleased to participate in a press conference to announce the launch of “Every Living Thing,” a national campaign to engage the Evangelical community on animal protection issues. “Every Living Thing” is built around a statement of principles about animal protection from . . . 

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Welcome, Pope Francis, Champion of Animals

By on September 24, 2015 in Animal Research and Testing, Farm Animals with 16 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Welcome, Pope Francis, Champion of Animals

Pope Francis’ arrival in the United States – his first-ever visit – has created extraordinary excitement and drawn enormous crowds and round-the-clock coverage. This Pope and his ideas are of enormous interest to the American public, whether Catholic or non-Catholic. The Pope is of special interest . . . 

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California to Impose Prohibitions Against Trade in Kangaroo, Elephant, and Rhino Parts

California to Impose Prohibitions Against Trade in Kangaroo, Elephant, and Rhino Parts

California lawmakers adjourned for the year with a bang when it comes to animal welfare, sending a raft of major pro-animal bills to Governor Jerry Brown and blocking several maneuvers to backtrack on animal welfare issues. The state cemented its place as the friendliest one . . . 

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Chimps Deserve Better – and Things Are Getting Better for Them

By on September 14, 2015 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 16 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Chimps Deserve Better – and Things Are Getting Better for Them

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 » As of today, September 14th, all chimps are listed as endangered under U.S. law – both wild . . . 

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At Long Last, Testing on Chimps to End in the United States – and the World

By on September 4, 2015 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 52 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
At Long Last, Testing on Chimps to End in the United States – and the World

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 » A century of invasive experiments on chimpanzees in the United States will come to a halt in . . . 

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Time for U.S. Military to Launch a Surge – for Alternatives to Animal Testing

Time for U.S. Military to Launch a Surge – for Alternatives to Animal Testing

In recent years, the Department of Defense has been improving in its efforts to reduce and replace the use of animals in laboratory and field testing. Here are some of the major areas of progress: Investments made by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) . . . 

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New York Blood Center Offers More Lame Excuses for Abandoning Chimps

New York Blood Center Offers More Lame Excuses for Abandoning 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 » The New York Blood Center has posted a dreadful Q and A justification on its website, defending . . . 

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MARC’ed Progress

MARC’ed Progress

In January, with an inside view from a long-serving, whistleblowing veterinarian, The New York Times exposed appallingly cruel and unnecessary experimentation on farm animals at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (MARC), a government-run laboratory in Nebraska. Reporter Michael Moss documented scientists at the Center . . . 

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New York Blood Center Just the Latest Threat to Chimps

By on July 21, 2015 in Animal Research and Testing, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 5 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
New York Blood Center Just the Latest Threat to 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 » Today, Kathleen Conlee, our vice president of Animal Research Issues, was in New York with Dr. Brian . . . 

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Key U.S. Senate Committee Passes Series of Key Provisions for Horses, Orcas, and Farm Animals

Key U.S. Senate Committee Passes Series of Key Provisions for Horses, Orcas, and Farm Animals

We had a powerful showing today in the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee – with two key HSUS allies, Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M. and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., securing enough votes to pass their amendments dealing with horse slaughter for human consumption and the keeping of orcas . . . 

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