The Humane Society of the United States

The Humane Society of the United States strives to ultimately replace the use of animals in research, testing and education with scientific methods that are more effective. The HSUS focuses primarily on promoting the development and implementation of alternative methods that have the potential to replace animal use, reduce the number of animals used, and/or refine animal use in order to minimize suffering. We also work to have certain species, such as chimpanzees, immediately phased out of harmful research and relocated to appropriate sanctuaries. Our efforts involve reaching out to the scientific community, regulators, policymakers, and legislators to spur change; educating the public about the plight of animals in laboratories; engaging in dialogue with corporations; publishing technical papers; and representing the animal protection community on scientific and other committees.