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On March 9, 2015, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack released the first phase of a review of the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center’s treatment of animals. This comes in response to January’s New York Times investigative article highlighting the appalling activities taking place at the USDA's research facility in Clay Center, Nebraska, and contains initial findings and recommendations. Download the report here. Although we do not oppose the recommendations, we see…

The piece below is in response to WBZ-TV's article "Dogs Used For Medical Research May Never Go Outside." Read original article here or below. Although the I-Team attempted to shed light on a deeply concerning issue to the American public – the use of dogs in research and testing – the pro and con remarks continued the same outdated rhetoric. The piece overlooked the advanced and humane alternatives available to modern science, and…

In continuing our dedication to a future generation of compassionate scientists who refuse to use animals in research, NEAVS is again offering two registration grants for the Second International Conference of Alternatives to Animal Experimentation, May 8-9 in Lisbon, Portugal. The $500 grants, which are available to doctoral and post-doc students from any country pursuing a career in the field of alternatives to animal experimentation, will cover the conference fee. The remaining amount will go toward…

Photographer Jo-Anne McArthur masterfully crafts a narrative for each animal she features with her unique and unrivaled ability to connect with them and their stories of survival. Below is a brief interview she gave with NEAVS staff about what it was like shooting for the collaboration, being around rescued animals, and witnessing NEAVS-supported sanctuary efforts. NEAVS: Your connection with the animals you photograph is obvious. How would you describe this…

For nearly 120 years, NEAVS’ strategic advocacy has delivered consistent victories for animals used in science. Some of these, such as an NIH decision protecting chimpanzees from use in research, we achieved through partnerships with organizations like Fauna Foundation. Now, we’re excited to present another collaboration: an exhilarating photographic journey. Join us as we commemorate some of the animals that have been recently rescued from research and education, while also…

Update (as of June 2017): The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled in favor of PETA, holding that "a government agency cannot withhold records on 'public safety' grounds unless the agency can provide specific factual support that releasing the records would jeopardize public safety." Click here to read the article from June 20, 2017 Click here to read the case summary (including court documents)  Original blog post (October 2014): This month, PETA sued the…

In 1931, a convention of ecologists in Florence, Italy designated Oct. 4, as “World Animal Day” to bring attention to endangered animals. The tradition is an opportunity to consider our relationship with the rest of the animals we share the earth with. The plight of animals used in science is often overlooked, as they are usually hidden from public view. Help NEAVS ensure we recognize the invisible animals on this…

UPDATE: The application period is now closed. Please continue to check back to learn about the next round of funding. NEAVS and our affiliate, the American Fund for Alternatives to Animal Research (AFAAR), continue our legacy of supporting scientists committed to non-animal research with the 2015-16 Fellowship Grant for Alternatives to Animal Research in Women’s Health and Sex Differences. Applications are now being accepted. The annual $40,000 postdoctoral award goes…

  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…