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President's Message: Howard Hawks’ 1952 film Monkey Business centers on absentminded Dr. Barnaby Fulton (Cary Grant) developing an elixir of youth. A chimpanzee in the lab, Esther, lets herself out and mixes, as she saw Fulton do, a beaker full of chemicals. After she pours it into the office water cooler, various humans return to their sought-after youth. (The older Fulton even manages a romp with young secretary Marilyn Monroe!) If this 61-year-old film was made today Esther would be replaced by a monkey,…

  NEAVS' Project R&R: Release and Restitution for Chimpanzees in U.S. Laboratories is happy to welcome 110 chimpanzees from the New Iberia Research Center (NIRC) to their forever home at Chimp Haven sanctuary! In December 2012 NIH agreed to retire them, and about one year ago NIH announced it would retire nearly 90% of all federally owned chimpanzees. NEAVS/Project R&R has been closely involved in the fate of the NIRC…

If you shop on Amazon.com and use this link, you will be raising needed funds for NEAVS’ mission to end the use of animals in labs and education. With AmazonSmile, 0.5% of your purchase price goes to NEAVS. And if you shop now through Sunday, June 15, AmazonSmile will donate an extra $5! This is a simple way you can help all those suffering for status quo science, when existing…

Update: This petition is now closed.  The Mandatory Alternatives Petition, submitted by NEAVS and others, seeks to change the way drug testing is done in laboratories before drugs are tested on people. The MAP asks the FDA to mandate, when available, scientifically proven drug testing methods that replace animal use. In 2010, the FDA stated it intends to issue guidance on the use of non-animal testing methods. However, despite repeated meetings…

Update: This petition is now closed.  NEAVS is excited to report the USDA responded within weeks after submitting that the issue is "important" and it will be seeking public comment. This is the response we were looking for and it pushes our campaign forward. A coalition of animal protection groups including the New England Anti-Vivisection Society, the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance, the Laboratory Primate Advocacy Group, and the Animal…

On Thursday, May 8 at 7 p.m., NEAVS is honored to present the Boston premiere of the new animal documentary, The Ghosts In Our Machine at Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge, Mass. This is a one-night-only event, and we encourage reserving your tickets before they’re gone! The award-winning animal documentary The Ghosts In Our Machine is a compassionate and hopeful film making waves in both the animal community and general…

NEAVS is happy to announce that last week the New Hampshire Board of Education approved a policy (endorsed by NEAVS) supporting the right of all K-12 students to choose alternatives to traditional animal dissection without being penalized. New Hampshire was the only state left in New England to make this compassionate change and the new policy makes New England 100% Dissection Choice – our goal! NEAVS has worked diligently with…

Update: This petition is now closed. Physicians have the authority, responsibility, and ability to help patients make informed decisions regarding medications. People view their physician as the most influential factor in seeking health information.1 And when it comes to hormone replacement therapy (HRT), many options are available. Many HRTs like Premarin, Duavee, Prempro, and Premphase are made from the urine of pregnant horses. In order to harvest pregnant mare urine…

Update: This petition is now closed.  Many women are shocked to learn their hormone replacement therapy (HRT) medication is made from pregnant horse urine. This is the case for many popular HRT drugs from the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer such as Premarin, Duavee, Prempro, and Premphase – but their labeling isn’t telling you! The urine from pregnant mares, due to its high estrogen concentration, is a key ingredient. Learn more here ...  …

Update: This petition is now closed.  The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) contains a loophole that allows dealers to purchase cats and dogs from “random sources” (such as auctions or flea markets), acquire them from “Free to a good home” ads – or even pick them up off the street – and sell them to laboratories. The Pet Safety and Protection Act (H.R. 2224), co-sponsored by Rep. Mike Doyle (PA) and…