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
August 16, 2016
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed the Research Animal Retirement Act into law, requiring state-funded research facilities to offer dogs and cats to animal shelters and rescue groups, or to manage their own adoption programs when animals are no longer used for research.
June 15, 2016
A bill to provide cats and dogs formerly used in research laboratories the opportunity to be adopted heads to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s desk after passing both chambers of the New York legislature.
May 13, 2016
House Negotiators Urged to Include Provisions to Reduce Animal Testing in Final Toxic Substances Reform Package
As final discussions wind down on critical legislation on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform package, commonly known as The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, 39 House Democrats wrote a letter to U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-NJ, and urged him to incorporate all elements of the Senate-passed language on animal testing.
February 9, 2015
You can help pass laws that protect animals in your state. Humane Lobby Day is easy, fun and guaranteed to make you feel like a powerful animal activist. We'll help you find the Humane Lobby Day in your state.
December 17, 2015
The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund commend the U.S. Senate for passing S. 697, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, by voice vote.
May 29, 2015
The Harvard Medical School’s New England Primate Research Center is scheduled to close on May 31.
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.