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Pets Used in Experiments

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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 »


Killed for a Piece of His Jaw

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. captured by an HSUS investigator, then join Kim Basinger in taking action. Watch the undercover footagePlease help »

News & Events

  • June 7, 2017

    Petitioners to USDA: Make animal welfare records public again

    Kate Mara (“House of Cards,” “Megan Leavey”) and two key Congressional lawmakers joined The Humane Society of the United States, Care2 and Humane Society Legislative Fund in delivering close to 200,000 petition signatures to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, urging the agency to restore online records of inspections and violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act. Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally, R-Ariz., and Democrat Congressman Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., called on USDA to reverse course and post thousands of documents removed from its searchable website.

  • August 16, 2016

    New York’s governor signs bill promoting adoption of dogs and cats used in research

    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.

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    June 15, 2016

    New York lawmakers give former research cats and dogs a chance at adoption

    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.

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