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Top Ways to Help Animals in Labs

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    Kitty, who now lives at The HSUS's Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch, suffered the repeated trauma of having 10 of her 14 babies taken from her while living in the now-defunct Coulston laboratory in New Mexico. HSUS

Every animal has a story.

Echo, a pet dog, is stolen from his backyard in Arkansas and sold by a Class B dealer to a research laboratory in Minnesota.

It's hard to believe that his story is true, yet Echo represents just one of the millions of animals who are harmed by experiments or suffer in laboratories in the United States every year.

You can help. Take action with our list of ways to make a difference for animals in labs.

Help ban cosmetics testing on animals

The Humane Cosmetics Act would end the manufacture and sale of animal-tested cosmetics in the U.S. Urge your lawmakers to act>>

Learn how to live cruelty free

Get suggestions on how to be a more compassionate consumer at our Animal-Friendly Shopping Tips page.

Pledge to be cruelty-free

There’s no need to test products like mascara and toothpaste on animals. Say no to animal testing for cosmetics and personal care products! Sign the pledge »

Get your free cruelty-free shopping guide from Leaping Bunny. Get the guide on your phone or tablet with apps for iPhone/iPad or Android, or search for brands at leapingbunny.org.

Help chimpanzees abandoned in Liberia

The New York Blood Center refuses to honor its commitment to care for dozens of its former research chimps. Take action and send the NYBC a message requesting that they do what is needed to care for these chimps.

Get social

Like our Animal Testing Campaign page on Facebook to get the latest news on our work on keeping animals out of labs; then watch and share our our YouTube videos!

Support our work

Direct contributions are the best way for you to make a direct impact on animals’ lives. By supporting The HSUS with your donation, you’re providing relief to millions of animals each year.

  1. Give to support our work helping animals in laboratories »
  2. Give to the Chimps Deserve Better Fund »
  3. Give to help the 100+ chimpanzees being moved to Chimp Haven sanctuary »

Shop ‘til you drop

Help animals and look fabulous by purchasing one of our campaign items on Zazzle. All the proceeds we earn from from our Zazzle store go directly to helping animals in need.

  1. Shop Chimps Deserve Better on Zazzle »
  2. Shop Be Cruelty-Free on Zazzle »

Read up

Stay on top of the latest news and learn more about the issues affecting animals used in experiments at our Animals in Laboratories Homepage. For more information, explore USDA reports of animal research facilities in your area at our Interactive Map of Animal Research Laboratories.

You can find examples of animal experiments at our Examples of Severe Animal Suffering in Laboratories page and the ways that cosmetics are tested on animals at our Cosmetics Tests That Use Animals page.

Finally, read HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle’s blog: "55 Actions to Help Animals and The HSUS" and connect with animals who have endured life in a laboratory at our Faces of Animal Research gallery.

Give your time and stories

Volunteer your time, resources or money to a chimpanzee sanctuary.

If you are a scientist, health professional or laboratory worker and are interested in helping us advance one or more of the issues we work on (e.g., sharing an experience you had in a laboratory, endorsing an effort or campaign, etc.), please contact us.

Interested in working to help all animals? The time is always right to work with us—view volunteer and internship opportunities and job opportunities with The Humane Society of the United States.

You can find examples of animal experiments at our Examples of Severe Animal Suffering in Laboratories page and the ways that cosmetics are tested on animals at our Cosmetics Tests That Use Animals page.

Finally, read HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle’s blog: "55 Actions to Help Animals and The HSUS" and connect with animals who have endured life in a laboratory at our Faces of Animal Research gallery.

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