We're working to decrease and eventually end the use of animals in testing, research and teaching by promoting the development of innovative and effective alternative methods.
For the past few decades, The HSUS has conducted its campaigns promoting alternatives and the reduction of animal use in a way that avoids harassment of individual scientists. The organization has declined to participate in campaigns focused against individuals and feels strongly that violence, illegal action or the harassment and intimidation of animal researchers or any other category of people who use animals are unacceptable and cannot be condoned as society debates and moves away from the use of animals in research.
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February 9, 2015
You can help pass laws that protect animals in your state. Humane Lobby Day is easy, fun and guaranteed to make you feel like a powerful animal activist. We'll help you find the Humane Lobby Day in your state.
February 5, 2015
Newly Introduced Federal Legislation Calls for End to Torture of Farm Animals at Federal Research Facilities
Federal lawmakers today introduced a bill to require much needed protections for farm animals used for agricultural research at federal facilities.
January 20, 2015
The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for blinding a cat in Bay City, Michigan.