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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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  • August 5, 2015

    Left to Die in Liberia: New York Blood Center Under Fire for Abandoning Its Retired Research Chimps

    The New York Blood Center abandoned its retired research chimpanzees in Liberia. We stepped in to provide lifesaving care for the chimps—and are working to hold the blood center accountable.

  • July 15, 2015

    New York Blood Center Shirks Responsibility for Liberia Chimpanzees

    After months of public pressure from individuals and animal protection groups led by The Humane Society of the United States to renew funding for the care of 66 chimpanzees in Liberia, The New York Blood Center issued a statement denying any responsibility for the care of the animals it used over decades for invasive research.

  • July 14, 2015

    Lulu the Chimp Breaking Records at BBR

    Lulu Belle, a 52 year old chimpanzee, has been a fixture at our Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch for almost 20 years. And in that time she has continually amazed us—from thriving after being rescued from a biomedical research facility to recovering from a stroke—she’s a true survivor. But now she’s added something new to her list of attributes—record-breaker.

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