July 10, 2014
UK Animal Experiments at 4.12million High – “Devastating Blow for Animal Welfare, a Crisis for Medical Research” says HSI UK
HSI issued a statement responding to UK Home Office figures revealing a rise in the number of animal experiments, despite a government pledge to reduce animal use for medical research.
May 21, 2014
Failing Animal Research is Delaying Cures for Alzheimer’s Disease, Says New Paper in Drug Discovery Today
A decade of Alzheimer’s disease research dominated by artificially creating symptoms in genetically modified mice has failed to find a single cure that works in human patients, and could be delaying progress towards effective treatments, says a paper published in Drug Discovery Today.
May 5, 2014
HSI/India welcomed recent statements by Dr. G.N. Singh, India’s Drug Controller General and head of the Central Drug Standard Control Organization, that he is giving serious consideration to modernizing India’s pharmaceutical safety assessment by replacing old-fashioned animal testing with modern non-animal alternatives.
March 25, 2014
Film Actress Zhu Zhu Cries for Animals in Striking Photo Campaign to Ban China’s Cruel Cosmetics Animal Testing
Film actress and former MTV China host, Zhu Zhu, has unveiled a striking new poster in support of Be Cruelty-Free China, the campaign by HSI and Capital Animal Welfare Association to ban cruel animal testing for cosmetics such as lipstick and shampoo.
November 22, 2013
The European Union’s €70.2 billion scientific research and innovation funding and policy framework, Horizon 2020, was adopted by the European Parliament in plenary session.
November 7, 2013
HSI and The HSUS Be Cruelty-Free campaign welcomed the announcement that from June 2014, China plans to remove its mandatory animal test requirements for domestically manufactured cosmetic products.
October 8, 2013
Korea is to develop its first national centre of excellence for the development and validation of alternatives to animal testing, which will dramatically improve the country's ability to implement cutting-edge science.
September 9, 2013
The U.S. FDA and pharmaceutical industry proposed a new initiative to improve the safety of medicines and move away from animal testing.
July 16, 2013
As Home Office Statistics Show UK Animal Experiments At Shocking 4.11million, HSI Calls on Government to Increase Spend on Non-Animal Replacement Techniques
Despite a government pledge to reduce animal experiments and repeated claims that animals are only used when absolutely necessary, millions of mice, monkeys, rabbits, fish, dogs, cats and other animals are still suffering in UK laboratories.
March 4, 2013
Horizon 2020 offers the EU a unique opportunity to lead the world in truly groundbreaking health research—an area of science that has struggled to make progress on important diseases such as cancer, asthma and degenerative neurological disorders. These difficulties are attributable in large part to the limitations of research that uses mice and other animals as “models” for human biology.
December 20, 2012
HSI/Canada Celebrates Canadian Transportation Agency Decision Confirming Air Canada’s Right to Refuse Shipments of Primates for Research
HSI/Canada Animal Alliance of Canada and Justice for Animals welcomed a ruling by the Canadian Transportation Agency, confirming the right of Air Canada to refuse the live shipment of primates destined for laboratories, where they would be for toxicity testing, research or other harmful laboratory experiments.
November 16, 2012
Lush Cosmetics Awards Humane Society International Prize for ‘Outstanding’ Work to End Cruel and Outdated Animal Testing for Pesticides
HSI received £40,000 for being selected to win in the lobbying category for leadership of a successful two-year campaign that dramatically reduced animal-testing requirements under Europe’s new regulations for non-food pesticides.
November 6, 2012
HSI has issued an urgent call for the European Commission to revise information requirements prescribed under its REACH chemicals law to substantially reduce animal testing while maintaining the same high level of regulatory scrutiny.
October 24, 2012
The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), an economic alliance of 34 industrialized countries, has adopted a new validated non-animal test method that can be used to asses chemicals for severe eye irritation and corrosion instead of subjecting rabbits to having chemicals dripped in their eyes.
October 23, 2012
Three out of four women in the United States consider it important that the cosmetics products they buy are labeled “cruelty-free,” and would buy a cruelty-free product in preference to one without a cruelty-free label.
October 21, 2012
A new IpSoS MORI opinion poll commissioned by the UK’s Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, has revealed a significant decline in UK public support for experiments on live animals—the lowest support since 1999.
October 12, 2012
Stakeholders call on the European Union to support substantial, dedicated funding for this critically important area through its Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for research and innovation.
October 10, 2012
HSI Calls for Transatlantic Partnership to Revolutionise Drug, Chemical and Human Health Research and Replace Animal Testing
HSI is calling for the EU and the US to form a groundbreaking transatlantic research partnership to bolster the technology revolution taking place in pharmaceutical and chemical safety testing using cutting-edge non-animal techniques.
May 22, 2012
Scientists from Humane Society International, The Humane Society of the United States and other animal welfare groups were pleased that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will reduce animal testing requirements for pesticides.
May 18, 2012
HSI/Europe welcomed the news that the United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency had ended all animal testing to screen for shellfish toxins.