December 11, 2013
The United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services cited T.R.S. Labs Inc., a research facility in Athens, Ga., for 25 violations of the Animal Welfare Act during March 2012 and March 2013. During the year, investigators inspected the facility seven times and found three animals had died and the welfare of at least 100 others, including 55 dogs, was compromised. The Humane Society of the United States is applauding the USDA for pursuing strict enforcement action, resulting in a fine of more than $26,000.
November 20, 2013
Undercover footage from a three-month-long investigation at Georgia Regents University reveals the suffering and death of dogs used in dental implant experiments.
November 14, 2013
A barrier in the way of government-owned chimpanzees in laboratories being transferred to sanctuaries has been cleared now that Congress has given final approval to support the project. The Senate gave final approval to the National Institutes of Health to spend money on sanctuary care and to begin fulfilling the agency’s pledge to move laboratory chimpanzees to sanctuaries, a move hailed by The Humane Society of the United States as game-changing for these great apes.
November 12, 2013
The U.S. House of Representatives has voted without opposition to give the National Institutes of Health the much-needed flexibility within its budget to retire government-owned chimpanzees from laboratories to sanctuaries, and to continue supporting those already in sanctuary.
November 7, 2013
Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States’ Be Cruelty-Free campaign welcomes the announcement by China's Food & Drug Administration that from June 2014, China plans to remove its mandatory animal test requirements for domestically manufactured cosmetic products.
November 5, 2013
BIAO Skincare, Beautiful Inside and Out has joined the effort to end unnecessary animal testing for cosmetics in the U.S. The Humane Society of the United States’ Be Cruelty-Free campaign welcomes the support of BIAO Skincare, which was launched in 2010 by U.S. Army soldier Nicole Baldwin.
October 30, 2013
The United States Senate has voted to give the National Institutes of Health the flexibility within its budget to retire government-owned chimpanzees from laboratories to sanctuaries, and continue to support those already in sanctuary.
September 26, 2013
Leona Lewis and Owain Yeoman Photo Campaign Says Bunnies are for Hugging, Not Hurting in Cosmetics Tests
“The Mentalist” star Owain Yeoman and Grammy-nominated singer Leona Lewis are showing bunnies some love this International Rabbit Day.
September 9, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and pharmaceutical industry have proposed a new initiative to improve the safety of medicines and move away from animal testing.
August 29, 2013
Brent, a 37-year-old retired chimpanzee from Chimp Haven in Keithville, La., has won first place in The Humane Society of the United States’ Chimpanzee Art Contest, which featured paintings created by chimpanzees living in sanctuaries throughout the United States and generated more than 27,000 votes.