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President's Message: There’s no doubt that animal experiments are cruel. Sometimes, though, the ethical argument is not enough to bring scientists, policy-makers, and the public on board. NEAVS/Project R&R Science Director Jarrod Bailey, Ph.D., is responding by challenging the scientific rhetoric of those vested in animal research with the scientific realities of the flaws and dangers of animal use and the benefits of alternatives.   Dr. Bailey earned his doctorate in…

President's Message: Once again we are moving closer to the holiday season of hope. This year my greatest hope comes from the realization that we are moving closer and closer to our goals. There are already nearly 100 co-sponsors to the Great Ape Protection Act. There are rulings all over the world that enhance protections for animals in labs. And, most importantly, today when anti-vivisectionists are attacked by our opposition…

President's Message: Chimpanzees can speak on their own behalf. Not in human language of course, but rather in the myriad ways in which their behaviors, vocalizations, and expressions communicate so much to those willing to attend. And those willing to attend are the sanctuary leaders who, every day of their lives, assess the needs of those in their care and do their very best to meet them. I had the…

President's Message:  The holidays are a time to wish for and believe in miracles. Yet when it comes to work to getting animals out of laboratories, I know there are no miracle solutions: just hard work and strategic, effective campaigns that, over time, yield results – the miracles we are waiting for. Every day we hear animal researchers touting research breakthroughs, yet how often do these “breakthroughs” lead to the…

President's Message: The Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution reads: “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States … made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the land….” – a phrase used in the Magna Carta in 1215, which now refers to fundamental principles of justice. It’s time for the Law of the Land of these United States to include protection…