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UPDATE 2/23/2016: - THE COMMENT PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. Even with the recent retraction by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) of Yerkes' export permit due to opposition from the public (LIKE YOU!) as well as expert conservation and legal opinion around the world, Yerkes Primate Research Center continues efforts to ship Lucas, Fritz, Abby, Agatha, Tara, Faye, Elvira and Georgia, the "Yerkes 8" to…

Date: Thursday, Feb 18, 2016 Time: 2:30 pm ET Duration: 60 Minutes REGISTRATION IS FREE Panelists Theodora Capaldo, EdD, President and CEO of The New England Anti-Vivisection Society   Katherine Meyer, JD, Founding Partner, Meyer, Glitzenstein, Eubanks LLP Join NEAVS for a special webinar Thursday, February 18th, 2016. Panelists include, Dr. Theodora Capaldo, CEO, NEAVS and Attorney Katherine Meyer, Founding Partner, Meyer Glitzenstein & Eubanks -- representing NEAVS and a coalition of…

After all of our 2015 achievements, we want to thank you again for your generous support. Because of supporters like you we have seen another year of milestones on the road to ending the suffering and deaths of animals in outdated, inhumane and ‘status quo’ science. 2015 highlights include: APRIL: NEAVS presented at and I was interviewed by the Cosmetics Compliance Summit – an outreach to the industry. MAY: NEAVS and its coalition…

NEAVS is overjoyed to report that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has decided to send ALL NIH OWNED CHIMPANZEES TO SANCTUARY! This is an important and heart warming reversal of NIH's previous decision to retire its chimpanzees but to keep "50 in reserve" for possible future need.    NIH added that its funding for privately owned chimpanzees will end! NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins, explained: "I think this is the natural…

Update 11/16/15 - The public comment period is now closed. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD is only open until November 16. You still have time to oppose Yerkes National Primate Research Center's application for a permit to ship 8 chimpanzees (now protected under the Endangered Species Act - ESA) to Wingham Wildlife Park, an unaccredited U.K. facility. These 8 chimpanzees – Lucas, Fritz, Agatha, Abby, Tara, Faye, Elvira, and…

YERKES’ CHIMPS MUST GO TO U.S. SANCTUARIES Update 11/16/15 - The public comment period is now closed. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS)  announced a PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD on the Federal Register for Yerkes National Primate Research Center’s permit application request to export eight of its chimpanzees overseas to Wingham Wildlife Park, an unaccredited U.K. facility.  WE ONLY HAVE UNTIL NOVEMBER 16, 2015 to voice opposition to Yerkes’ request to ship eight chimpanzees…

World Animal Day, held annually on October, 4th, is an international day of action for animal rights and welfare. This day is an opportunity to consider our relationship with the rest of the animals we share the earth with. The plight of animals used in cosmetics testing is often overlooked, as they are hidden from public view. Help NEAVS ensure we recognize all of the millions of invisible animals used in…

On February 4, 2015, Yerkes National Primate Facility, Emory University, announced plans to 'donate' 8 chimpanzees to an unaccredited wildlife park in the UK. Their announcement, just months before U.S. Fish & Wildlife's decision to 'uplist' captive chimpanzees from threatened to endangered, ignores public sentiment - end chimpanzee research and retire them to the safety of U.S. sanctuaries. Effective September 14, 2015, captive chimpanzees, are under stronger protections of the…

With your action, the USDA received well over 10,000 public comments on a Rulemaking Petition for the psychological well-being of all primates in labs. The Petition, submitted by the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS), the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA), the Laboratory Primate Advocacy Group (LPAG), and the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) seeks to assure that the psychological well-being of primates in labs – as already required by the Animal…

The Humane Cosmetics Act (HCA, H.R. 2858) was reintroduced today with bi-partisan Congressional support. NEAVS thanks U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), and Joe Heck (R-NV) for the strong leadership they're taking to end the inhumane and unnecessary use of animals in cosmetics testing. "Public opinion tells us Americans want to see an end to the use of animals in cosmetics testing," says NEAVS President Theodora…