January 30, 2014
Merck & Co, Inc., will stop conducting or financially supporting biomedical research on chimpanzees into the foreseeable future. The availability of alternatives has led to the policy change by one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.
January 21, 2014
Only five random-source Class B dog dealers remain in the U.S. after the revocation of Kenneth Schroeder’s license by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
January 7, 2014
Georgia Regents University to Stop Purchasing Dogs from Questionable Dealers following Undercover Investigation
An undercover investigation at Georgia Regents University has led to a significant change in one of the university’s animal research policies.
January 2, 2014
Aubrey Organics has pledged to support The Humane Society of the United States’ Be Cruelty Free campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics in the U.S. and the rest of the world.
December 18, 2013
Connecticut fifth-grader Jack Kealey knew he didn't want to experiment on animals in science class. So he lobbied his state lawmakers to pass a law giving students the right to choose whether or not to dissect animals.
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.