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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Nate Leskovic nleskovic@neavs.org / 617-523-6020 tcapaldo@neavs.org / 978-352-8175 Chimpanzee autopsy study reinforces urgent need for U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to define and implement retirement criteria to get chimpanzees to sanctuary Oct. 22, 2012 – Boston, Mass. – A Review of Autopsy Reports on Chimpanzees in or from U.S. Laboratories, in press for the October 2012 journal Alternatives to Laboratory Animals (ATLA), Volume 40, Issue 5, compiles data from 110…

President's Message: According to the World Bank Group, “Corruption prevails where there is ample opportunity for corruption at little cost. Incentive structures encourage corrupt behavior.” When you allow bad behavior to be rewarded, you get more bad behavior. While some of us have the moral fortitude that impels honesty, fairness and kindness, others use every opportunity to satisfy their greed. It is no exaggeration that many lab directors operate from…

NEAVS is happy to announce we will offer five $400 scholarships to attend the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance's inaugural training workshop Nov. 13-14, 2012, in Tampa, FL. The scholarships include registration fee and assistance with transportation and/or accommodations. Interested applicants should: Be currently working with primates rescued from research. Have a career commitment to animal care as evidenced by a minimum five years experience. Support NEAVS' mission to end all animal…

Dear Supporter,  As a resident of Louisiana, it is urgent you contact your legislators today (phone numbers below or email), and ask them to immediately intervene and ask NIH to reverse its decision to move 100 federally owned chimpanzees from New Iberia Research Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio. Please tell your legislators you are opposed to the NIH plan because:…

September 27, 2012 McConnaughey, J. Associated Press. 27 Sept. 2012 Press Release

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Boston-based animal advocacy group wants all 110 federal research chimpanzees being retired from a lab run by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette moved to Chimp Haven, the national sanctuary in northwest Louisiana for retired federal research chimpanzees. The sanctuary would love to take them all but only has space for 20, Chimp Haven spokeswoman Karen Allen said. A partly completed 50-animal expansion was derailed…

CONTACT: Nate Leskovic nleskovic@neavs.org Chimpanzees not needed for research must be retired to sanctuary New Rulemaking Petition holds government accountable Sept. 21, 2012 – Boston, Mass. – Following today’s National Institutes of Health decision to retire 110 chimpanzees in laboratories and designate them no longer available for research, the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS) and co-petitioners of a recently submitted Rulemaking Petition charge the decision falls short of the spirit and…

Today, July 25, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works passed S.810, the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act, out of committee. This is a vital initial step to end the use of chimpanzees in invasive biomedical research and retire all federally-owned chimpanzees to permanent sanctuary. Now the bill can be considered and voted on by the full Senate. Thank you for contacting your senators and making this…

I want you to know that the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act (GAPSCA – S.810) is at a critical juncture. Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 25th, the committee in which the bill rests will be meeting to "mark up" the bill...an essential step to getting the bill to the full Senate floor for a vote. YOUR Senator needs to hear from you NOW. PLEASE email or call them (even if you already have!) to let them…

PEPPER We share with you the sad news of the death of our longtime friend Pepper, 42, who died last week of kidney failure at Fauna Foundation Sanctuary in Canada. Surrounded by her beloved family and friends, both human and chimpanzee, she comforted and was comforted by her loving community through her final hours. In her 27 years in research, Pepper endured—in one lab alone—307 knockdowns, 36 punch liver biopsies,…

Chimpanzee Advocates Alert Have you visited releasechimps.org lately?   NEAVS has launched a NEW and IMPROVED website for Project R&R: Release and Restitution for Chimpanzees in U.S. Laboratories, our campaign to end the use of chimpanzees in research. NEAVS’ releasechimps.org (the URL remains the same) has long been a content-rich resource for individuals and organizations committed to ending the use of chimpanzees in research. The site provides a full spectrum…