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.
Swinging on fire hoses. Basking in the sun. See the top 10 ways these former research chimpanzees are enjoying retirement at Chimp Haven. Learn more »
Get involved in our issues
February 16, 2017
Former research chimps and their caregivers in Liberia have survived civil wars, massacres, hunger and sickness. They even survived abandonment after the New York Blood Center stopped providing access to food and fresh water.
February 6, 2017
The HSUS welcomes nominations of scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of alternative methods in the areas of research, testing, or higher education for the Russell and Burch Award. Alternative methods—also known as the Three Rs—are methods that can replace or reduce the use of animals, or refine procedures so that animals experience less pain or suffering.
December 16, 2016
The Humane Society of the United States is urging greater transparency following the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of the Inspector General’s final report on the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska, where The New York Times exposed appalling animal abuse.