Animal Research and Testing

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

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, Project Chimps. I want to congratulate Project Chimps on welcoming . . . 

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New York sends lifeline to lab animals

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 said she was four or five when she came into . . . 

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NIH announces plans for transfer of chimps from laboratories to sanctuaries

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 that it was getting out of the business of using . . . 

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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 regulating the use of chemicals, and contains – for the . . . 

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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 animal testing and to create a clear preference for the . . . 

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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 dealer, as well as its registration 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 been converting dog farmers to humane alternatives, we’ve been rescuing dogs and bringing . . . 

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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 not too late for Rep. Pallone to change course and . . . 

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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, including six tests – called the toxicity “six-pack” — to . . . 

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

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 the responsibility of providing a living environment for 700 additional chimps (including 300 owned . . . 

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