June 18, 2015
The HSUS Lauds Key Congressional Committee for Calling for Improved Animal Welfare at Federal Agricultural Research Facilities
In the wake of an exposé of gruesome taxpayer-funded experiments on farm animals, a key congressional committee has called for animal care standards in federal agricultural research at federal facilities.
June 12, 2015
Captive and wild chimpanzees are now listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The new listing from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is in response to a 2010 legal petition by The Humane Society of the United States. Under the ESA, a permit for any activity that would involve harming, harassing, killing or the use of chimpanzees in interstate commerce is required.
June 12, 2015
New Protections for Captive Chimpanzees: Government Restricts Use In Biomedical Research, Entertainment and The Pet Trade
Captive chimps in the U.S. will have increased protections under a new regulation that recognizes their declining numbers in the wild and the conservation impacts of exploiting captive chimps.
May 29, 2015
The Harvard Medical School’s New England Primate Research Center is scheduled to close on May 31.
April 29, 2015
Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Susan Collins and Reps. Jeff Denham and Kurt Schrader Earn Top Humane Federal Legislator Awards
The Humane Society of the United States and its affiliate Humane Society Legislative Fund presented their 2014 Humane Legislator of the Year awards to Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Reps. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., and Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., along with other recipients of the congressional Humane Awards for 2014.
February 9, 2015
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February 5, 2015
Newly Introduced Federal Legislation Calls for End to Torture of Farm Animals at Federal Research Facilities
Federal lawmakers today introduced a bill to require much needed protections for farm animals used for agricultural research at federal facilities.
January 20, 2015
The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for blinding a cat in Bay City, Michigan.
January 13, 2015
Too often, animal research labs face only minimum penalties when animals in their care are mistreated. Join us in telling the USDA to better protect animals in laboratories.
December 18, 2014
An audit released by the USDA Office of Inspector General should bring changes in oversight of animal research facilities, including increased penalties and transparency. The audit highlights failures of research facilities in terms of following minimal standards of the Animal Welfare Act.