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January 04, 2013 Wadman, M. Nature.com. 20 Dec. 2012 Press Release

Air Canada, one of the few major airline companies that still transports primates for research, was given the go-ahead to stop moving macaques and other non-human primates bound for research labs, after a decision today from its regulatory agency, the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA). The airline applauded the decision and said that, effective December 22, it will require all non-human primate shippers to sign a declaration that the animals are…

January 04, 2013 Groff, K. The-Scientist.com. 3 Jan. 2013 Press Release

A recent Oregon State University (OSU) study found that 25 percent of teachers surveyed who used live animals in their classrooms later released them into the wild, sometimes introducing non-native species into local environments. Only a minority of these teachers was aware that the animals they released could cause problems and harm to native species and ecosystems. The study also reported that many suppliers do not think that the environmental…

December 31, 2012 Haaretz. Dec. 31, 2012 Press Release

The law, originally passed in 2010, will go into effect at precisely midnight on New Year's Eve 2012. The sale and import of cosmetics and cleaning materials tested on animals will be illegal as of midnight Monday night, under a law passed in 2010. The Health Ministry said it would crack down on importers who violate the law, but did not offer specifics. Read original story here.

The world will soon be much brighter for approximately 113 chimpanzees now held in Lafayette, Louisiana’s New Iberia Research Center (NIRC) as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced its two-part plan Dec. 18, 2012 to retire them all to the comfort and safety of Chimp Haven, our federal sanctuary. The decision is a major revision to the NIH’s original plan to send only 10 to Chimp Haven and retire…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Nate Leskovic nleskovic@neavs.org / 617-523-6020 tcapaldo@neavs.org / 978-352-8175 Chimpanzee autopsy study reinforces urgent need for U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to define and implement retirement criteria to get chimpanzees to sanctuary Oct. 22, 2012 – Boston, Mass. – A Review of Autopsy Reports on Chimpanzees in or from U.S. Laboratories, in press for the October 2012 journal Alternatives to Laboratory Animals (ATLA), Volume 40, Issue 5, compiles data from 110…

NEAVS is happy to announce we will offer five $400 scholarships to attend the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance's inaugural training workshop Nov. 13-14, 2012, in Tampa, FL. The scholarships include registration fee and assistance with transportation and/or accommodations. Interested applicants should: Be currently working with primates rescued from research. Have a career commitment to animal care as evidenced by a minimum five years experience. Support NEAVS' mission to end all animal…

Dear Supporter,  As a resident of Louisiana, it is urgent you contact your legislators today (phone numbers below or email), and ask them to immediately intervene and ask NIH to reverse its decision to move 100 federally owned chimpanzees from New Iberia Research Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio. Please tell your legislators you are opposed to the NIH plan because:…

September 27, 2012 McConnaughey, J. Associated Press. 27 Sept. 2012 Press Release

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Boston-based animal advocacy group wants all 110 federal research chimpanzees being retired from a lab run by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette moved to Chimp Haven, the national sanctuary in northwest Louisiana for retired federal research chimpanzees. The sanctuary would love to take them all but only has space for 20, Chimp Haven spokeswoman Karen Allen said. A partly completed 50-animal expansion was derailed…

CONTACT: Nate Leskovic nleskovic@neavs.org Chimpanzees not needed for research must be retired to sanctuary New Rulemaking Petition holds government accountable Sept. 21, 2012 – Boston, Mass. – Following today’s National Institutes of Health decision to retire 110 chimpanzees in laboratories and designate them no longer available for research, the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS) and co-petitioners of a recently submitted Rulemaking Petition charge the decision falls short of the spirit and…

Today, July 25, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works passed S.810, the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act, out of committee. This is a vital initial step to end the use of chimpanzees in invasive biomedical research and retire all federally-owned chimpanzees to permanent sanctuary. Now the bill can be considered and voted on by the full Senate. Thank you for contacting your senators and making this…