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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)…

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.…

UPDATE 2/23/2016: - THE COMMENT PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. Even with the recent retraction by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) of Yerkes' export permit due to opposition from the public (LIKE YOU!) as well as expert conservation and legal opinion around the world, Yerkes Primate Research Center continues efforts to ship Lucas, Fritz, Abby, Agatha, Tara, Faye, Elvira and Georgia, the "Yerkes 8" to…

Update: This public comment period is now closed.  U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD is only open until November 16. You still have time to oppose Yerkes National Primate Research Center's application for a permit to ship 8 chimpanzees (now protected under the Endangered Species Act - ESA) to Wingham Wildlife Park, an unaccredited U.K. facility. These 8 chimpanzees – Lucas, Fritz, Agatha, Abby, Tara, Faye, Elvira, and Georgia – who…

Update: This public comment period is now closed. YERKES’ CHIMPS MUST GO TO U.S. SANCTUARIES The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS)  announced a PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD on the Federal Register for Yerkes National Primate Research Center’s permit application request to export eight of its chimpanzees overseas to Wingham Wildlife Park, an unaccredited U.K. facility.  WE ONLY HAVE UNTIL NOVEMBER 16, 2015 to voice opposition to Yerkes’ request to ship eight chimpanzees overseas in the…

Update: This petition is now closed. On February 4, 2015, Yerkes National Primate Facility, Emory University, announced plans to 'donate' 8 chimpanzees to an unaccredited wildlife park in the UK. Their announcement, just months before U.S. Fish & Wildlife's decision to 'uplist' captive chimpanzees from threatened to endangered, ignores public sentiment - end chimpanzee research and retire them to the safety of U.S. sanctuaries. Effective September 14, 2015, captive chimpanzees,…

Update: This petition is now closed.  The Humane Cosmetics Act (HCA, H.R. 2858) was reintroduced today with bi-partisan Congressional support. NEAVS thanks U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), and Joe Heck (R-NV) for the strong leadership they're taking to end the inhumane and unnecessary use of animals in cosmetics testing. "Public opinion tells us Americans want to see an end to the use of animals in…

Update: This petition is now closed.  UPDATE (Jan. 24, 2015): U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed agency staff via an internal memo to take immediate action in creating an updated Animal Welfare Strategy plan within 60 days. This directive comes in response to the recent New York Times investigative article highlighting the appalling activities taking place at its U.S. Meat Animal Research Center located in Nebraska. The memo…

Update: This petition is now closed.  The relaunch of appalling anxiety experiments on baby monkeys has been approved at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for relaunch in June, despite their cruelty, the lack of any benefit to humans they yield, and decades of opposition.  The study, in which newborn monkeys will be subjected to various terrifying stressors to record the effects and then summarily euthanized, will never lead to relevant data that can be…