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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 and MAP supplemental submissions from NEAVS…

UPDATE: 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. Learn how you can offically add your voice and take action. A coalition of animal protection groups including the New England Anti-Vivisection Society, the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance, the Laboratory Primate…

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 (PMU), mares are forced to become…

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 ...       These prescriptions are labelled…

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 Rep. Chris Smith (NJ), would make…

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 animals in live military combat trauma…

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. The move continues a trend away…

As spring approaches, many students studying the life sciences will be given lessons in anatomy and physiology through classroom dissection of frogs and other animal specimens. If you or someone you know prefers not to dissect once-living animals, be assured there are alternatives. Advanced computer programs simulate dissection, and studies show students who use these learn as well as or better than students using specimens. Parents and students, ask teachers…

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 for decades to simply house and…

UPDATE: This deadline has passed, however there is a new opportunity to shut down SCBT. Learn more... 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…