We all know dogs or cats who were adopted from an animal shelter or rescued by a kind person. But some pets aren’t as fortunate and wind up in the terrifying world of “Class B” dealers, people who buy dogs and cats and keep them in holding facilities before selling them to laboratories where they are used in harmful experiments. Help us put a stop to Class B dealers. Take action »
Our recent undercover investigation revealed that Shy Guy and other dogs were sold to Georgia Regents University by a random source Class B dog dealer before being subjected to dental experiments and killed. GRU now promises not to buy dogs from these unscrupulous dealers. This is a great step forward, but dogs at GRU still need our help. Watch the undercover footage captured by an HSUS investigator, then join Kim Basinger in taking action. Please help »
News & Events
February 21, 2014
Five federal violations were cited at the Georgia Regents University research facility in Augusta following an inspection by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
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.
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.
July 26, 2013
An official ceremonial signing was held by Gov. Dannel Malloy for the passage of “An Act Concerning Dissection Choice,” a new law requiring schools to excuse any student from participating or observing the dissection of any animal as part of classroom instruction.
June 26, 2013
The National Institutes of Health announced its intention to retire the majority of the more than 350 government-owned chimpanzees currently in laboratories to sanctuary.
June 11, 2013
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced a proposal to protect all chimpanzees under the Endangered Species Act.
June 7, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency formalized several policy recommendations designed to reduce animal tests in pesticide safety.