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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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  • September 19, 2017

    Animal advocates call on L’Oréal to join efforts to end cosmetic animal cruelty

    The #BeCrueltyFree campaign has issued a public call urging L’Oréal to support legislative efforts to ban cosmetic animal testing and sales worldwide. Despite more than 200 companies in the cosmetics industry having already thrown their weight behind the campaign and legislation, L’Oréal — one of the industry’s largest players — has been conspicuously quiet and sidestepped weighing in on this important proposal in Congress.

  • September 8, 2017

    EPA scientist receives award for advancing alternatives in research, sparing millions of animals

    The Humane Society of the United States has bestowed its 2017 Russell and Burch Award to Environmental Protection Agency scientist Robert Kavlock for his contributions to the advancement of alternatives to using animals for toxicity testing.

  • July 26, 2017

    House votes to defund painful dog experiments at VA facilities

    This evening the U.S. House of Representatives by voice vote passed a bipartisan amendment to the defense appropriations bill that will end taxpayer funding for painful experiments on dogs at Veterans Affairs hospitals for fiscal year 2018.

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