September 21, 2012
National Institutes of Health Calls 110 NIRC Chimpanzees “Permanently Ineligible” for Invasive Research
The Humane Society of the United States today welcomes a decision by the National Institutes of Health for making 110 chimps currently housed at the New Iberia Research Center “permanently ineligible” for research and is moving them out of that facility, including a move of 10 of the animals to Chimp Haven, a chimpanzee sanctuary in Louisiana.
July 30, 2012
Animal welfare advocate and star of FOX’s hit series “Glee,” Charlotte Ross recently made a visit to Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest in Washington state where she spent the day with Burrito and the other chimps who reside at CSNW.
July 25, 2012
The HSUS applauds the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for approving the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act (S. 810) and urges its passage in the full U.S. Senate.
July 10, 2012
The HSUS issued a statement on the closure of an invasive chimpanzee research program at Bioqual, Inc--a laboratory in Rockville, Md.
December 29, 2011
What do Botox, the Endangered Species Act, and biomedical research have in common? Find out about The HSUS's work to protect animals in laboratories in 2011.
December 15, 2011
The HSUS Praises Institute of Medicine Finding That Invasive Biomedical Chimpanzee Experiments Are “Not Necessary”
The Humane Society of the United States is “tremendously encouraged” by the Institute of Medicine’s conclusion that the current use of chimpanzees for invasive biomedical research is not scientifically necessary. This finding, among others, is found in the IOM’s report entitled “Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research: Assessing the Necessity,” which was released today.
September 15, 2011
Actress Charlotte Ross, The HSUS, and other animal welfare experts meet with legislators and participate in a Congressional briefing about the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act
August 29, 2011
HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle discusses developing alternative methods to replace animals in harmful research and testing.
August 22, 2011
Resolution Presented at International Forum Calling on Research Institutions to Develop Animal Testing Alternatives
A resolution calling for research institutions around the world to develop and publicize strategies to replace, reduce and refine their use of animals in experimentation is being presented for endorsement to attendees at a prominent scientific conference.
June 28, 2011
Simba, a chimpanzee who has been used in harmful experiments for decades, symbolizes the suffering that many endure in laboratories. Find out why researchers are now under pressure to explain why they want to continue invasive research on these majestic creatures.
May 16, 2011
Actress Charlotte Ross describes the misery that chimpanzees in laboratories must endure and urges the public to contact their United States legislators to support the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act H.R.1513 and S.810 in a new video for The HSUS.
April 13, 2011
The Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act was introduced today with bipartisan support in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
March 29, 2011
The HSUS Applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture for Launching New Database on Animal Welfare Enforcement
The HSUS applauds the USDA for launching a new database to increase public access to information regarding research facilities and other entities regulated under the Animal Welfare Act.
March 24, 2011
Citizens from across Maine will meet with their lawmakers Thursday at the capitol and urge them to pass a variety of important animal welfare bills during Humane Lobby Day 2011. The HSUS and Maine Friends of Animals are sponsoring the event.
March 22, 2011
The deaths of fourteen baby chimpanzees and evidence of potential government fraud at the largest chimpanzee laboratory in the world has prompted The HSUS to file legal petitions with the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services.
February 1, 2011
Hundreds of K-12 student artists entered our Chimps Deserve Better Drawing Contest. Choose your favorite of eight finalists for the People's Choice award. Vote now!
January 4, 2011
Nearly 200 government-owned chimpanzees are temporarily safe, now that a plan to transfer them to a Texas research laboratory has been postponed. This is an important victory in the battle to permanently retire a group of chimpanzees who have already suffered in laboratories for decades.
December 14, 2010
President Obama’s bipartisan deficit-reduction commission is making recommendations for reducing the deficit, and here at The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund we are proposing a few cost-cutting measures for lawmakers to consider in getting the country’s budget back on track.
November 23, 2010
Students in grades K-12 are invited to enter the 2010 Chimps Deserve Better Drawing Contest, sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States.
August 31, 2010
The HSUS is spreading the message to young people about chimpanzees in laboratories through a drawing contest launching Sept. 1. The 2010 Chimps Deserve Better Drawing Contest opens up a conversation about chimpanzees while sparking creativity and compassion among students in kindergarten through 12th grade.