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.
November 10, 2014
Even after a year, the undercover video of the Georgia Regents University experiments on dogs still haunts Kim Basinger, but GRU has not yet stopped its work on dogs.
April 17, 2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has filed a complaint against the University of Alaska, Fairbanks citing multiple alleged violations of the Animal Welfare Act, including the alleged starvation and death of twelve muskoxen.
March 10, 2014
The global Be Cruelty-Free campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics launches its second annual Be Cruelty-Free Week with an infographic providing the tools to take action, the support of actress, dancer and former model Jenna Dewan Tatum, a video featuring cruelty-free beauty bloggers and a special promotion with Vegan Cuts.
March 5, 2014
The Humane Cosmetics Act, a bill that would enhance worldwide momentum in ensuring animals are not harmed in the process of creating or manufacturing cosmetics, has been introduced by Congressman Jim Moran, D-VA.
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.
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.
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.