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Update: This petition is now closed.  Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), now retired, introduced the Humane Cosmetics Act in 2014, a bill to end cosmetics testing on animals. If passed, the U.S. would join the E.U., Israel, Norway, and India where this inhumane and unscientific practice has already been banned. Unfortunately, the bill died when the Congressional session ended. Animal testing is unnecessary and unsafe. Far more accurate human-based cell and tissue…

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…

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…

Update: This petition is now closed. Each year approximately 8,500 goats and pigs are wounded or killed in U.S. military trauma training. They endure cruel and unnecessary procedures that often involve amputations, stab wounds, and severe burns. The Battlefield Excellence through Superior Training (BEST) Practices Act of 2013 (H.R. 3172/S. 1550), a bipartisan bill introduced by Rep. Hank Johnson (GA) and Sen. Ron Wyden (OR), would prohibit the use of…

Update: This petition is now closed. The world’s fourth-largest pharmaceutical company, Merck, recently announced it will end biomedical research on chimpanzees. The decision is in line with recent conclusions of the Institute of Medicine, NIH’s decision to stop funding the use of chimpanzees and retire nearly 90% of its own chimpanzees, and NEAVS’ series of scientific papers showing how unnecessary and unproductive the use of chimpanzees for human research is.…

Update: These petitions are now closed. Despite the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announcing it will retire all federally owned chimpanzees in laboratories (with the significant exception of 50 to be held for "future potential research"), four labs still house a large number of privately owned chimpanzees who they have not yet scheduled for retirement. These labs are fighting to hold on to the millions in funding they have received…

Update: This petition is now closed. Despite violating the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), animal research facilities continue to operate business as usual. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), charged with enforcing the AWA, must take stronger action against violators. Santa Cruz Biotechnology is a registered research facility and licensed dealer with multiple serious violations that have resulted in animal suffering and death. When questioned by USDA inspectors, the facility has even denied having hundreds of goats…