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BOSTON, MA—(November 2011)—Founded in 1895, NEAVS, the New England Anti-Vivisection Society, one of the most respected national organizations working on behalf of animals in labs, today announced the launch of their new interactive website that delivers the scientific facts and humane ethics to end animal use in research, testing and education. Dr. Theodora Capaldo, President of NEAVS, noted, “Years ago, no one understood the science behind our mission. People thought…

NEAVS President, Dr. Theodora Capaldo, and Science Director, Dr. Jarrod Bailey, followed up their presentations to the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Committee on Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research meetings on August 11 and 12 and May 26, 2011 with comments expanding their own testimonies and addressing the errors, omissions, lack of substantiating information and other concerns with the testimony of those who continue to advocate for chimpanzee use in research. The…

The New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS) testified before the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies of Science during their second public meeting held in Washington D.C., August 11 – 12th. The Committee on Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research (the Committee) is charged with evaluating the scientific necessity of chimpanzee research. The National Institutes of Health instructed the Committee not to consider ethical concerns. During…

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) requested that the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine (NAS/IOM) conduct a study on the use and necessity of chimpanzees in research for the advancement of public health. Convened April 5th, the committee will issue its report in nine months. The findings will impact the fate of all chimpanzees in U.S. research and testing. According to the IOM website, the study will “explore…

NEAVS president, Dr. Theo Capaldo, attended a special screening of the upcoming HBO documentary, Project Nim, produced by Simon Chinn, directed by Oscar-winner James Marsh, and based on the book The Chimp Who Would be Human by Elizabeth Hess. NEAVS was invited by Bob Ingersoll, director of Mindy’s Memory, a sanctuary for monkeys. Ingersoll played a major role in Nim’s life from the day he was abandoned by the research…

The debate about the use of chimpanzees in medical testing and research continues to heat up. Most recently, three powerful articles by investigative reporter Chris Adams on the plight of chimpanzees in research appeared in newspapers throughout the nation, in a series entitled “Chimps: Life in A Lab.” Adams worked long and hard to report the reality behind Chimps in a Lab. As a key resource, he contacted NEAVS and…

NEAVS’ Project R&R: Release and Restitution for Chimpanzees in U.S. Labs YouTube video, as well as footage of chimpanzees from the Fauna Foundation, opened last week’s CNN’s ISSUES with Jane Velez-Mitchell. The show, which aired on Friday, 1/14 at 7pm EST, focused on the victory—at least for now—for the Alamogordo chimpanzees. (See our January 5th eAlert for more information on the National Institutes of Health’s decision to halt their plans…

2011 is off to a hopeful start for 186 chimpanzees at Alamogordo Primate Facility (APF), who have been granted a reprieve from transfer to a Texas laboratory for use in invasive research. According to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) statement issued yesterday, the transfer will be delayed “pending an Institute of Medicine [the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences] in-depth analysis to reassess the scientific need for…

December 13, 2010 Evans, Renee. Change.org. 13 Dec. 2010 Press Release

NASA's plan to study the effects of radiation on squirrel monkeys has been cancelled thanks to the hard work of several organizations and activists like you. Earlier this week, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine sent out the good news. After over a year of campaigning, PCRM learned that not only were the experiments cancelled, but that NASA announced intentions to review all of their research and future development plans.…

NEAVS, in support of BUAV’s campaign, is working to end the international trade in nonhuman primates for research. The campaign has exposed the cruelty and suffering inflicted on thousands of wild primates who are torn from their families and jungle homes to be exported directly for research or imprisoned to produce monkeys for laboratories worldwide. The BUAV investigation revealed that these monkeys sustain injuries, broken limbs and even deliberate cruelties.…