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The NIH seeks public input on its recent Council of Councils (CoC) recommendations regarding the fate of federally owned chimpanzees in U.S. laboratories. In January, the CoC unanimously accepted its Working Group’s findings that nearly all federally owned chimpanzees should be retired and sent to federal sanctuary. The report also defined exemplary criteria for appropriate environments for future housing and care, and recommended immediately ending two-thirds of current biomedical research…

Nearly 1,000 chimpanzees are living in research laboratories in the United States. Some have been confined in labs for up to 50 years. The vast majority, if not all, are not involved in active research protocols – instead they are languishing, warehoused at taxpayers’ expense. According to the National Institutes of Health, the cost to U.S. taxpayers for chimpanzee research and maintenance is more than $60 million per year. The…

UPDATE: In June 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it would give the same protections to chimpanzees held in captivity as it does their free-living cousins in Africa! Learn more.   NEAVS, along with HSUS and other organizations, filed a petition with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in 2010 requesting the agency “uplist” the status of captive chimpanzees from threatened to endangered. FWS agreed to review the…

On bear bile farms throughout Asia, Asiatic black bears – known as moon bears because of the crescent-shaped marking on their chests – are held in “crush cages” for their entire lives for the sake of traditional Eastern medicine. Highly endangered, with only an estimated 16,000 remaining in the wild, some 10,000-13,000 of them are kept in metal cages forced to remain in a prone position – unable to even…