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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.…

November 19, 2010 Chimp Haven. 19 Nov. 2010 Press Release

On Wednesday, Chimp Haven welcomed the last of 16 chimpanzees who have arrived at the facility since October—six males and 10 females, ranging in age from 15 to 47.  All are doing well as they adjust to their new home. Upon their arrival, the chimpanzees were given a physical exam by Chimp Haven veterinarian, Dr. Raven Jackson. Then, they were taken to their new bedrooms in a quarantine area to…

Starting in fall 2010, The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Michigan State University (MSU) will no longer require terminal surgery labs to teach veterinary students. Terminal surgery labs use healthy animals, particularly dogs, to practice surgical skills, after which the animals are killed. Ending terminal surgery labs and replacing them with more humane teaching methods allows MSU to join the majority of the 28 other veterinary medical schools in…

Ontario Veterinary College Ends Terminal Surgeries Adopts Humane Surgical Training
September 29, 2010 HSUS.org. 29 Sept. 2010 Press Release

The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association applauds the University of Guelph Ontario Veterinary College for moving to eliminate terminal surgeries from the school’s surgical curriculum beginning this semester. Terminal surgeries refers to the practice of using live animals for surgical training of veterinary students. The animals are euthanized after the procedure. Instead the school will implement a surgical training curriculum that gives students the opportunity to develop hand skills with…

On July 21, 2010, the leaders of seven North American chimpanzee sanctuaries gathered in Bend, OR to create a new initiative, the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA). Founded by the directors of The Center for Great Apes, Chimp Haven, Chimps, Inc., Chimp Sanctuary Northwest, Fauna Foundation, Primate Rescue Center, Inc., and Save the Chimps, Inc., the mission of NAPSA is: “To advance the welfare of captive primates through exceptional…

June 24, 2010 Dougherty, Elizabeth. Wyss Institute. 24 June 2010 Press Release

The lung on a chip, shown here, was crafted by combining microfabrication techniques from the computer industry with modern tissue engineering techniques, human cells, and a plain old vacuum pump. [Photo credit: Felice Frankel.] BOSTON, Mass.—Researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, and Children's Hospital Boston have created a device that mimics a living, breathing human lung on a microchip. The device, about…

Boston—A recently released paper by Project R&R published in the journal Alternatives to Laboratory Animals (ATLA 37, 399–416), presents a serious challenge to long-standing claims that animals are an important part of human cancer research. “An Examination of Chimpanzee Use in Human Cancer Research” found that chimpanzees, our closest genetic relatives, have contributed little to combating cancers and cost society not only time but wasted research dollars. The paper comes…

The investigation further revealed the appalling and cruel fate that awaits many of these monkeys at their final destination - a research laboratory. NEAVS joins BUAV in a call to CITES to suspend Indonesia and carry out its own investigation. This call comes as Indonesia announces a staggering three-fold increase (15,100) in the number of wild monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) allowed to be trapped in 2009 and exported into research.     The U.S. is…

A study and publication co-authored by NEAVS/Project R&R’s president, vice president, and co-chair further documents the severe emotional trauma chimpanzees suffer as a result of laboratory use and confinement. Developmental Context Effects on Bicultural Post-Trauma Self Repair in Chimpanzees was published in the September issue, Vol 45(5), of the American Psychological Association Journal Developmental Psychology. Psychologists G.A. Bradshaw, PhD, PhD, Theodora Capaldo, EdD, Lorin Lindner, PhD, and Gloria Grow, Fauna…

Boston, MA―March 5, 2009―The Great Ape Protection Act (GAPA), H.R. 1326 was introduced today in Congress. Project R&R: Release and Restitution for Chimpanzees in U.S. Laboratories applauds the bill’s lead sponsors: Reps. Edolphus Towns, D-NY, David Reichert, R-WA, Jim Langevin, D-RI, and Roscoe Bartlett, R-MD, and a long list of other cosponsors, for their commitment and continued attention to the urgent need for this legislation. Project R&R is asking all members…