Animal Research and Testing

Five Freedoms for Walmart, End of Chimp Research Among Top Blogs for 2015

Five Freedoms for Walmart, End of Chimp Research Among Top Blogs for 2015

Every weekday, on A Humane Nation, I share news and analysis about the work of The HSUS and its affiliates, and comment on the broader issues in society relating to animal protection. Given the growth in awareness, and the enormous public engagement with animal welfare, there’s a fever pitch on our issues, with breaking news . . . 

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Breaking News: Omnibus Bill Bars U.S.-Based Horse Slaughter, Tosses Out Language to Remove Federal Protections for Wolves and Elephants

Breaking News: Omnibus Bill Bars U.S.-Based Horse Slaughter, Tosses Out Language to Remove Federal Protections for Wolves and Elephants

The $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill, released early this morning and set for final action in the House and Senate later this week, turned out extraordinarily well for animal protection advocates. The negotiations were led by Senate leaders Mitch McConnell, R-KY, and Harry Reid, D-NV, and House leaders Paul Ryan, R-WI, and Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, along . . . 

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Animals Getting Their Day in Court – HSUS Legal Victories of 2015

Animals Getting Their Day in Court – HSUS Legal Victories of 2015

At The HSUS, we throw the kitchen sink at animal cruelty. And one of the best tools we have is our cadre of two dozen in-house lawyers who pursue a dizzying array of cases, claims, petitions, and other legal campaigns and regulatory actions. The HSUS legal team also drafts hundreds of new state and federal . . . 

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The Field of Battle for Animals is Global – HSI Top Achievements for 2015

The Field of Battle for Animals is Global – HSI Top Achievements for 2015

As The HSUS takes on the important fights for animals here in the United States, our sister organization, Humane Society International (HSI), helps protect animals globally. With significant operations  in 20 countries, and a presence in three dozen more, HSI has made a difference on a wide range of issues:  working to combat the dog meat trade, pressing for 21st-century methods in . . . 

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Undeterred, Unbowed in Seeking Reform for All Animals

Undeterred, Unbowed in Seeking Reform for All Animals

With Thanksgiving upon us, I’m grateful to so many people for supporting The HSUS and its bold vision to help all animals in society, including those caught up in major use industries throughout the world. While we face the grim reality that animals still suffer at the hands of humanity in so many ways, it is . . . 

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Breaking News: Government Slams Door on Invasive Experiments on Chimps

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 maintain a colony of 50 chimpanzees for research—reversing a decision . . . 

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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 doubt considering their options for the 400 or so animals . . . 

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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 major Evangelical leaders. The plan is to appeal to Evangelical leaders . . . 

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Welcome, Pope Francis, Champion of Animals

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 to us at The HSUS because of the ideas he’s . . . 

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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 for animals, setting a high bar for other states to . . . 

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