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Safety Testing and Health Research for the 21st Century

HSI’s team of scientists and policy experts work across the globe to see outdated animal tests replaced with cutting-edge non-animal techniques. Join our End Animal Testing campaign to promote science without suffering and read our new report "Advancing Safety Science and Health Research with Innovative, Non-Animal Tools" to find out more about the technology revolution taking place in pharmaceutical and chemical safety testing.

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  • Advancing Humane Science

    Imagine a world where lab rats are replaced by lab robots, with high-tech computer models instead of lethal tests on animals. It's not science fiction—it's the new scientific mainstream. New tools

  • Be Cruelty-Free

    From Europe to Brazil, Canada, India and beyond, our Be Cruelty-Free campaign is working to achieve a world where no animal has to suffer to test cosmetics. Take the pledge

  • Chemical & Product Testing

    Nine out of every 10 new drugs that appear safe and effective in animals turn out to be unsafe or ineffective in people. Time for a change? Reducing requirements

  • Biomedical Research

    Health research aims to discover the causes of human illnesses and to prevent or treat them, but the benefits of today’s health research are becoming harder to see. Failure of animal models

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  • About Animal Testing

    Health research and safety testing still rely heavily on methods developed more than half a century ago, despite evidence that animal "models" are often poor predictors of real-world human responses. Get the FAQs here

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    HSI Director of Research & Toxicology Troy Seidle writes about the latest in alternatives to animal testing.On HuffPost.com

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    Our campaigns have saved millions of animals by eliminating inhumane tests and advancing acceptance of alternatives. See our 2015 results See our 2014 results

End Animal Testing News

  • June 27, 2016

    China lab and Humane Society International collaborate to promote animal-free testing for cosmetics

    Humane Society International signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Guangzhou CHN-ALT Biotech Co. Ltd. to collaborate on a number of educational projects focused on cosmetic safety testing to promote modern, non-animal techniques in China.

  • June 13, 2016

    Timeline: Cosmetics Testing on Animals

    We've been working for decades to end the testing of makeup and other products on animals. See how far we've come and what you can do to help.

  • June 6, 2016

    Call for proposals: Progress in human disease research

    BioMed21 is an initiative by HSI and The HSUS to support strategic scientific dialogue regarding the potential of extending the U.S. National Research Council vision of 21st century toxicology to the wider field of biosciences.Grants are now being offered for the writing and journal publication of in-depth reviews in eligible human disease areas.

  • June 3, 2016

    Australia to ban cosmetics animal testing and trade

    HSI and Humane Research Australia applauded Australia's Federal Government for pledging to ban cosmetics cruelty in Australia by July next year. #BeCrueltyFree campaigners welcomed the announcement that the Coalition will ban the testing of cosmetic ingredients on animals in Australia and the sale of cosmetic products and ingredients that have been tested on animals outside of Australia.

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