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On June 6th, 2017 the Humane Cosmetics Act (H.R. 2790) was reintroduced by Representative Martha McSally (R-AZ) and 19 bipartisan co-sponsors. As a founding member of the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC), and its Leaping Bunny program, NEAVS is dedicated to ending the needless suffering and death of millions of animals used in cosmetics testing.  Although the HCA was considered in the last two Congressional sessions with bi-partisan support…

Update: This petition is now closed! The HCA was reintroduced 6.6.17! As a founding member of the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC), and its Leaping Bunny logo program, NEAVS is committed to ending the needless suffering and death of millions of rabbits, mice, rats, guinea pigs, and other animals used in testing. Help NEAVS in our efforts to urge members of Congress to reintroduce the Humane Cosmetics Act (HCA)…

President's Message: In this season of light, of giving and celebrating, I like to stop to count my blessings. It is so easy to lose sight of what has been accomplished in the midst of knowing just how much remains to be done. Yet, when building anything, we move our progress on the firm stones already set, the timbers secured. So, in this issue, I asked our staff to focus…

Precious Cargo: The Endangered Species Act and the Case of the Yerkes Chimps Federal law forbids the sale, import, or export of endangered animals. But there are loopholes in that law that rankle wildlife and legal experts. IN LATE OCTOBER, an SUV hauling a trailer bearing seven cages marked “live animal” pulled into Wingham Wildlife Park, a zoo in Kent, England. The cages had been loaded off a plane that…

President's Message: People ask, “How do you do it? How do you face the realities of animal research given the steep hills in the battles to end it?” Quite a question, especially because of the urgency that comes with animal suffering. What makes NEAVS’ work so difficult? Well, for one, the seeming impossibility to bring rightful legal action on behalf of the animals we serve. In this issue you’ll learn…

Imagine you’re innocent but imprisoned. You’ve been subjected to painful procedures and had your children taken. Imagine one day your sentence is overturned. You are to be released. But the warden announces, “Hold off on celebrating. It may take 10 years to get you out.” Hope would crash, and if you were of a certain age or in uncertain health, there’s the possibility you’ll die still in jail. NIH’s announced…

President's Message: NEAVS has been working to prevent the export of eight chimpanzees from Emory Yerkes Research Center to Wingham Wildlife Park in the U.K. The export would weaken Endangered Species Act protections, would open doors for other labs to ship chimpanzees worldwide, and is just plain wrong because every chimpanzee exploited in research deserves nothing less than retirement in U.S. sanctuary. Our work for chimpanzees began with the rescue of little Arthur and Phoenix, sold…

On May 24, 2016, the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS) and its coalition, represented by Katherine Meyer, Esq., appeared before Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. The hearing was for a preliminary injunction to block the export of eight chimpanzees from Yerkes Research Center at Emory University to Wingham Wildlife Park, UK. The export was blocked, pending full review by Judge Jackson. NEAVS’ argued against the export permit saying exporting the chimps:…

BOSTON, May 26, 2016 -- A federal judge in Washington D.C. will decide the future of 7 captive chimpanzees at Emory Yerkes’ National Primate Research Center on or before September 1, 2016. On Tuesday, NEAVS and its coalition succeeded in their efforts to halt the export of the Emory Yerkes chimps to an unaccredited zoo in England until the full case is presented. The chimps’ supporters are fighting so that…

BOSTON, May 25, 2016 -- Yesterday, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia held a three-hour hearing on a motion for a preliminary injunction, filed May 9, against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) by the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS) and its coalition of sanctuaries and chimpanzee experts, to stop Yerkes National Primate Research Center (Yerkes) from exporting eight (now seven) captive chimpanzees to an…