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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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  • 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.

  • June 7, 2017

    Petitioners to USDA: Make animal welfare records public again

    Kate Mara (“House of Cards,” “Megan Leavey”) and two key Congressional lawmakers joined The Humane Society of the United States, Care2 and Humane Society Legislative Fund in delivering close to 200,000 petition signatures to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, urging the agency to restore online records of inspections and violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act. Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally, R-Ariz., and Democrat Congressman Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., called on USDA to reverse course and post thousands of documents removed from its searchable website.

  • May 30, 2017

    The Humane Society of the United States and New York Blood Center announce agreement to provide long-term sanctuary for Liberian chimpanzees

    The Humane Society of the United States and the New York Blood Center, Inc. announced an agreement today that should secure the long-term well-being of more than 60 chimpanzees in Liberia.

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