Author Kathleen Conlee

Kathleen Conlee is the Vice President of Animal Research Issues for the Humane Society of America. Kathleen works to eliminate the pain and suffering of laboratory animals, with the long-term goal to end their use in harmful research entirely. Along with many other HSUS efforts, Kathleen works specifically to end the use of chimpanzees in invasive research. Her dedication to chimpanzee welfare predates her 17 years with the HSUS. As the manager of breeding and behavior at a primate breeding center and supervisor of care at the Center for Orangutan and Chimpanzee Conservation sanctuary, Kathleen reduced captive stressors and attended to the care of numerous primates.