News & Alerts

President's Message: At year end, this issue offers you a map of legislative support for the Great Ape Protection Act—recendentsetting legislation. Seeing how far we’ve come can show us where we need to go. In 2000, the Chimpanzee Health Improvement, Maintenance, and Protection Act passed with 144 House and 25 Senate sponsors. By year end 2010, GAPA had 157 House and 5 Senate sponsors. Still, recent elections could reduce the…

December 13, 2010 Evans, Renee. Change.org. 13 Dec. 2010 Press Release

NASA's plan to study the effects of radiation on squirrel monkeys has been cancelled thanks to the hard work of several organizations and activists like you. Earlier this week, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine sent out the good news. After over a year of campaigning, PCRM learned that not only were the experiments cancelled, but that NASA announced intentions to review all of their research and future development plans.…

NEAVS, in support of BUAV’s campaign, is working to end the international trade in nonhuman primates for research. The campaign has exposed the cruelty and suffering inflicted on thousands of wild primates who are torn from their families and jungle homes to be exported directly for research or imprisoned to produce monkeys for laboratories worldwide. The BUAV investigation revealed that these monkeys sustain injuries, broken limbs and even deliberate cruelties.…

NEAVS, in support of BUAV’s campaign, is working to end the international trade in nonhuman primates for research. The campaign has exposed the cruelty and suffering inflicted on thousands of wild primates who are torn from their families and jungle homes to be exported directly for research or imprisoned to produce monkeys for laboratories worldwide. The BUAV investigation revealed that these monkeys sustain injuries, broken limbs and even deliberate cruelties.…

November 19, 2010 Chimp Haven. 19 Nov. 2010 Press Release

On Wednesday, Chimp Haven welcomed the last of 16 chimpanzees who have arrived at the facility since October—six males and 10 females, ranging in age from 15 to 47.  All are doing well as they adjust to their new home. Upon their arrival, the chimpanzees were given a physical exam by Chimp Haven veterinarian, Dr. Raven Jackson. Then, they were taken to their new bedrooms in a quarantine area to…

Starting in fall 2010, The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Michigan State University (MSU) will no longer require terminal surgery labs to teach veterinary students. Terminal surgery labs use healthy animals, particularly dogs, to practice surgical skills, after which the animals are killed. Ending terminal surgery labs and replacing them with more humane teaching methods allows MSU to join the majority of the 28 other veterinary medical schools in…

President's Message: There’s no doubt that animal experiments are cruel. Sometimes, though, the ethical argument is not enough to bring scientists, policy-makers, and the public on board. NEAVS/Project R&R Science Director Jarrod Bailey, Ph.D., is responding by challenging the scientific rhetoric of those vested in animal research with the scientific realities of the flaws and dangers of animal use and the benefits of alternatives.   Dr. Bailey earned his doctorate in…

Ontario Veterinary College Ends Terminal Surgeries Adopts Humane Surgical Training
September 29, 2010 HSUS.org. 29 Sept. 2010 Press Release

The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association applauds the University of Guelph Ontario Veterinary College for moving to eliminate terminal surgeries from the school’s surgical curriculum beginning this semester. Terminal surgeries refers to the practice of using live animals for surgical training of veterinary students. The animals are euthanized after the procedure. Instead the school will implement a surgical training curriculum that gives students the opportunity to develop hand skills with…

On July 21, 2010, the leaders of seven North American chimpanzee sanctuaries gathered in Bend, OR to create a new initiative, the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA). Founded by the directors of The Center for Great Apes, Chimp Haven, Chimps, Inc., Chimp Sanctuary Northwest, Fauna Foundation, Primate Rescue Center, Inc., and Save the Chimps, Inc., the mission of NAPSA is: “To advance the welfare of captive primates through exceptional…

June 24, 2010 Dougherty, Elizabeth. Wyss Institute. 24 June 2010 Press Release

The lung on a chip, shown here, was crafted by combining microfabrication techniques from the computer industry with modern tissue engineering techniques, human cells, and a plain old vacuum pump. [Photo credit: Felice Frankel.] BOSTON, Mass.—Researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, and Children's Hospital Boston have created a device that mimics a living, breathing human lung on a microchip. The device, about…