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Chimpanzees are wild, complex animals who live in family groups and form lifelong bonds.

To help reduce needless cruelty to animals.

To keep wild animals where they belong—in the wild—and out of zoos and circuses.

To reduce⁠—and eventually end⁠—harmful animal experiments.

Minnow It makes sense that her best friends are turkeys . Minnow spent the first five months of her life on a dog meat farm in South Korea before she was rescued by Humane Society International in 2015 and adopted by Abbie Hubbard, who worked at a Virginia shelter where the rescued dogs were flown...

When a young Jane Goodall entered the forests of Tanzania to study wild chimpanzees, neither she nor those supporting her work imagined the influence she would have. Today, Goodall—Ph.D., DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute , and United Nations Messenger of Peace —is recognized not only as a...

BALTIMORE, Maryland—On Tuesday, a Maryland federal judge ruled that the National Institutes of Health cannot lawfully refuse to retire federally owned chimpanzees formerly used for research to Chimp Haven, the federal chimpanzee sanctuary. The decision was issued in a lawsuit brought by the Humane...

Following one former lab worker's path to advocacy.

Teddy was never meant to have a name. He was born a number, just one of tens of thousands of dogs—mostly beagles like him, chosen for their trusting, docile nature and compact size—bred in the United States for use in experiments each year. Teddy was meant to live and die in a laboratory, without...

Updated Jan.11, 2022 As a leader in the successful fight to end the use of chimpanzees in research, we have for years been the biggest supporter and donor to Project Chimps , a Georgia sanctuary that cares for chimpanzees retired from New Iberia Research Center. The sanctuary has always planned to...

When a snake bit Lolo, one of 62 chimpanzees Humane Society International cares for in Liberia, sanctuary director and veterinarian Richard Ssuna gave him antibiotics and pain medicine hidden in rice balls. Lolo lives on one of six mangrove islands where animals were retired from research starting...