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 is unacceptable and cannot be condoned as society debates and moves away from the use of animals in research.
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April 17, 2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has filed a complaint against the University of Alaska, Fairbanks citing multiple alleged violations of the Animal Welfare Act, including the alleged starvation and death of twelve muskoxen.
April 1, 2014
Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps Announces Support of The HSUS’ Be Cruelty-Free Campaign and the Humane Cosmetics Act
Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps has joined the effort to end animal testing for cosmetics in the U.S. by supporting The Humane Society of the United States’ Be Cruelty-Free campaign and the Humane Cosmetics Act. Following the success of the Be Cruelty-Free campaign in the European Union, which was led by The HSUS’ global arm Humane Society International, and resulted in an EU-wide ban on selling newly animal-tested cosmetics, the Be Cruelty-Free campaign welcomes the support of Dr. Bronner’s to make the U.S. the next cruelty-free marketplace.
March 24, 2014
Ricky Gervais, on behalf of The Humane Society of the United States’ Be Cruelty-Free USA campaign, is urging the United States to end cosmetics animal testing and the manufacture and sale of animal-tested cosmetics.