Imagine a syringe being forced down your throat and a massive chemical dose pumped into your stomach, or being squeezed into restraints and forced to breathe toxic vapours for hours. From drugs to pesticides and household cleaners, chemicals and products of all descriptions are still being tested in massive doses on dogs, mice, rabbits and other animals.
HSI's Science Team has been instrumental in securing the largest-ever reduction in government animal testing requirements through our public policy efforts in Europe. Now we're working to extend these life-saving precedents globally and spare countless more animals in North and South America, Asia, and beyond.
New laws are requiring companies to submit large quantities of test data, which could mean suffering and death for tens of millions of animals.Learn more & help
10,000 or more dogs, rabbits and other animals may be killed to meet government requirements for the safety testing of a single new pesticide chemical.Learn more & help
Hundreds of thousands of mice each year die in agony after they are injected with extracts of shellfish meat to test for harmful toxins, yet superior non-animal tests exist.Learn more
HSI's high-impact campaigns are achieving major reductions in animal testing around the world, but millions more animals need our help, and we need your help to save them.Donate
August 10, 2015
HSI's research and toxicology team in Brasilia said ANVISA’s decision to accept 17 alternative tests could potentially spare thousands of animals if fully applied, and welcomed the move in advance of the Agency’s long-anticipated review of registration test requirements for pesticides.
August 3, 2015
Humane Society International Sponsors China’s 2015 International Conference on Toxicity Testing Alternatives and Translational Toxicology
More than 500 scientists of toxicology, environmental sciences, pharmacology and cosmetics from around the globe recently gathered in Xi’an, China to discuss advancements in 21st century alternatives to animal testing in toxicology.
November 7, 2014
HSI and HSUS scientists and policy experts are working behind-the-scenes, changing laws and regulations across the globe to replace decades-old animal tests with modern alternatives.One of HSI’s top areas of focus has been on reforming Europe’s chemicals law, known as REACH.
September 8, 2014
HSI Welcomes Brazil’s Recognition of 17 Alternative Tests for Cosmetics and Chemicals but Five-Year Delay is Unsatisfactory
HSI welcomed CONCEA’s acknowledgement of 17 alternative test methods for cosmetics and chemical safety. However, HSI warns that CONCEA’s stipulated five-year delay before the animal tests must cease is contrary to Brazilian law which already mandates immediate replacement of animal tests once alternatives are available.