January 19, 2012
HSI scientists secured the biggest reduction in animal testing requirements ever accomplished.
January 18, 2012
HSI Canada Calls for Swift Government Action to Reduce Reliance on Animal Testing by Implementing Findings of New Report
HSI Canada welcomed a forward-looking report from the Council of Canadian Academies,"Integrating Emerging Technologies into Chemical Safety Assessment," as an opportunity for Canada to dramatically reduce its reliance on animal testing, particularly in the pesticide sector.
December 1, 2011
By 2050, wrote HSI's Dr. Andrew Rowan in an article in The Scientist, we might finally see the last of animal use in the laboratory.
November 29, 2011
HSI welcomed the announcement by global healthcare company Novo Nordisk that it would no longer use living animals to test the quality of its medicine batches.
August 22, 2011
Resolution Presented at International Forum Calling on Research Institutions to Develop Animal Testing Alternatives
A resolution calling for research institutions around the world to develop and publicize strategies to replace, reduce and refine their use of animals in experimentation was presented for endorsement to attendees at the 8th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences.
August 9, 2011
HSI Canada and the Animal Alliance of Canada issued a call for Air Canada to reject shipments of animals for research, toxicity testing, or other harmful laboratory experimentation.
July 19, 2011
HSI UK expressed disappointment in what appeared to be a missed opportunity by the government to advance humane science without animal suffering.
June 1, 2011
HSI Canada Applauds CFIA Move to Replace Cruel, Scientifically-Flawed Animal Test for Shellfish Toxins
HSI Canada applauded CFIA's adoption of an innovative, non-animal test for the detection of toxins in shellfish in place of live animal testing.
May 12, 2011
Hundreds of thousands of mice each year die in agony after they are injected with extracts of shellfish meat to test for potentially harmful toxins.
December 7, 2010
In December 2010, HSI UK welcomed signals that Britain's Coalition Government was set to announce plans for a national strategy to reduce animal procedures.
September 8, 2010
In September 2010, HSI welcomed final adoption of a new EU law on animal experiments as a boost for animal welfare and the development of humane alternatives, but warned that to make meaningful improvements, member states would have to rigorously enforce the new rules.
August 2, 2010
After many years of scientific research and campaigning by animal protection advocates, a completely non-animal approach for skin irritation testing has finally been adopted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and its 31 member countries.
July 27, 2010
HSI reacted strongly to Home Office statistics released in July 2010 revealing no significant decrease in animal experiments conducted in Britain, still totalling 3.6 million experiments in 2009.
April 15, 2010
AXLR8, an ambitious European Commission-funded initiative launched April 15, 2010 as part of growing international efforts to revolutionise chemical and drug safety testing with sophisticated "21st century" cell- and computer-based methods.
September 16, 2009
HSI welcomed a response from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to a request for clarification regarding safety testing requirements under the EU's REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals) regulation, which promises to spare approximately 4.5 million animals from suffering and death in chemical-poisoning tests.
September 9, 2009
HSI staff attended the Seventh World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences in 2009.