Wed, 01/05/2022 - 15:06

Wed, 12/29/2021 - 10:50

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block

The world is moving toward a future dominated by sophisticated methods that use human cells, tissues and organs, 3D printing, robotics, computer models and other technologies to create approaches to testing and research that do not rely on animals. These methods are often faster, less expensive and more effective than the outdated animal experiments currently in use. Despite this, millions of guinea pigs, rabbits, dogs, cats, primates, mice, rats and other animals still suffer in laboratories worldwide.

Mon, 12/20/2021 - 19:40

On the surface, perhaps, the most important legislative packages approved in the U.S. Congress and signed into law this year—the American Rescue Plan Act (focused on COVID-19 relief) and the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—may not have seemed relevant to the mission of animal protection. But the truth is that both contained sweeping gains for us, and this was no accident.

Thu, 12/09/2021 - 17:30

Humane groups and cosmetics trade association join together to support bipartisan Humane Cosmetics Act

Humane groups and cosmetics trade association join together to support bipartisan Humane Cosmetics Act

Humane groups and cosmetics trade association join together to support bipartisan Humane Cosmetics Act

WASHINGTON (December 9, 2021)—The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society Legislative Fund and the Personal Care Products Council issued the following joint statement today on the introduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act of 2021 in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.

Tue, 11/16/2021 - 18:42

Accountability is the watchword of our efforts to secure the passage of animal-friendly federal legislation. We are accountable to our supporters as well as to the animals we seek to defend, and we never forget who we’re working for. This means that we also work continuously to hold elected officials accountable for their track records wherever the interests of animals are concerned.

Thu, 09/30/2021 - 10:40

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 21:21