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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December 18, 2014
An audit released by the USDA Office of Inspector General should bring changes in oversight of animal research facilities, including increased penalties and transparency. The audit highlights failures of research facilities in terms of following minimal standards of the Animal Welfare Act.
December 17, 2014
The HSUS has helped the decades-long campaign against Class B dealers in the U.S.
November 10, 2014
Even after a year, the undercover video of the Georgia Regents University experiments on dogs still haunts Kim Basinger, but GRU has not yet stopped its work on dogs.