From Cheryl Ross - CRoss@hsus.org
The Humane Society of the United States is involved in a
number of projects, and produces materials that may interest you. The
following list refers mostly to issues concerning the use of animals in
education or research, but please feel free to contact the HSUS for
additional information on any topic.
1. A new book by Dr. Jonathan Balcombe, titled "The Use
of Animals in Higher Education: Problems, Alternatives, and
Recommendations," is available in a printed version and on our web site:
This book provides comprehensive coverage of the issue,
including a detailed critique of traditional animal-consumptive methods,
a synthesis of the evidence supporting humane alternatives, and
recommendations for reform. Containing over 350 citations from the
published literature, it will be a must-have resource for those involved
in life-science education, especially anyone wanting to challenge the
status quo on dissection and other harmful uses of animals in education.
2. Our 44-page, illustrated booklet titled "42 Ways to
Help Animals in Laboratories," released in 1999, is available for
FREE!!! The booklet guides the reader through helpful and pro-active
steps designed to help you help animals who are the unfortunate subjects
of laboratory use. We will send promotion cards for this booklet to any
student group who requests them for use at a tabling event.
3. The Humane Education Loan Program (formerly the
Alternatives Loan Program) which is located at: <http://www.hsus.org/programs/research/animals_education.html>,
provides students and educators with up-to-date alternatives to
classroom animal dissection and live animal experimentation. The HELP
inventory currently contains over 100 items for loan.
4. Our new Dissection Lobbying Packet is for students
who are committed to getting a dissection choice bill introduced into
their school (maybe even enacted in their state!). The lobbying packet
includes: The Basics of Lobbying for Animal Protection Legislation (a
step-by-step list), "42 Ways to help animals in laboratories" booklet, a
campaign flowchart, a list of states that have dissection laws, examples
of dissection laws, and background information concerning animal
dissection and alternatives. Check out the ARI website which includes a
list of states with dissection choice laws at:
5. The Animal Research Issues web page is located at: <http://www.hsus.org/programs/research/>.
Our web site carries information on Animal Research, Animal Testing, and
Animal Dissection in the classroom. It also includes, regularly updated
news briefs of current events.
6. One of The Humane Society of the United States'
keystone projects is the Pain and Distress Initiative. The initiative's
objective is to work with scientific experts, research institutions,
oversight agencies, funding institutions, and animal advocates to
eliminate pain and distress in animal research and testing by the year
2020. For more information please go to: <http://www.hsus.org/programs/research/pain_distress.html>.
7. Animal Channel is a HSUS web site that offers
continuous news reports on animal related issues and events. One can
view Animal channel at: <http://www.hsus.org/channel/.
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