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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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    June 15, 2016

    New York lawmakers give former research cats and dogs a chance at adoption

    A bill to provide cats and dogs formerly used in research laboratories the opportunity to be adopted heads to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s desk after passing both chambers of the New York legislature.

  • June 7, 2016

    Senate passes landmark legislation to reauthorize the Toxic Substances Control Act

    The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund commend the U.S. Senate for giving final approval to H.R. 2576, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which strengthens federal oversight over the use of tens of thousands of chemicals in commercial use and contains provisions to minimize and in some cases replace animal testing to evaluate chemical safety.

  • May 24, 2016

    House passes landmark legislation to reauthorize the Toxic Substances Control Act

    The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund commend the U.S. House of Representatives for passing H.R. 2576, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which strengthens federal oversight over the use of tens of thousands of chemicals in commercial use and contains provisions to minimize and in some cases replace animal testing to evaluate chemical safety. Following months of negotiations, Congress came to final terms on reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to modernize the scientific approach to chemical testing.

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