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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…

In 2015 for the first time, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS) recognized captive chimpanzees in the USA as belonging to an “endangered” species. Conservationists rejoiced at the promise of extra protection for these apes. Yet, in the first test of the effect of the newly strengthened protection, USFWS plans a decision that seriously jeopardizes that promise. Its action risks promoting trade in endangered species. Last month, USFWS announced that…

NEAVS hosted a webinar on Thursday, 5/12/2016 at 12:00 p.m. EDT where Theodora Capaldo, CEO of NEAVS talked with special guest Michelle Thew, CEO of Cruelty Free International, about ending the use of animals in cosmetics testing around the world! Michelle and Dr. Capaldo reviewed the global state of the cruelty-free cosmetics campaign and the major role Cruelty Free International played in the effort to ban cosmetics testing in the European…

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016 Time: 12:00 pm ET Duration: 50 Minutes REGISTRATION IS FREE Host: Theodora Capaldo, EdD, President and CEO of The New England Anti-Vivisection Society Special Guest: Michelle Thew, CEO of Cruelty Free International Join NEAVS for a webinar on Thursday, May 12th, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. EDT as Theodora Capaldo, CEO, NEAVS talks with special guest Michelle Thew, CEO, Cruelty Free International, about ending the use of animals in…

Update: This petition is now closed.  U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE DOUBLES UP ON ITS MISTAKE! NEAVS and its coalition of sanctuaries and chimpanzee experts filed a new lawsuit against U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) in response to its recent notification of its intent to issue Yerkes’ export permit to ship Abby, Agatha, Elvira, Faye, Fritz, Lucas, Tara and Georgia – The Yerkes’ 8 – out of the protection of the U.S.…