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May 26, 2016 BOSTON, May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire

A federal judge in Washington DC will decide the future of 7 captive chimpanzees at Emory Yerkes’ National Primate Research Center on or before September 1, 2016. On Tuesday, NEAVS and its coalition succeeded in their efforts to halt the export of the Emory Yerkes chimps to an unaccredited zoo in England until the full case is presented. The chimps’ supporters are fighting so that Agatha, Elvira, Faye, Fritz, Lucas,…

Yesterday, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia held a three-hour hearing on a motion for a preliminary injunction, filed May 9, against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) by the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS) and its coalition of sanctuaries and chimpanzee experts, to stop Yerkes National Primate Research Center (Yerkes) from exporting eight (now seven) captive chimpanzees to an unaccredited zoo in the…

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Approves Yerkes Chimpanzee Export to Unaccredited U.K. Zoo Despite U.S. and Worldwide Opposition BOSTON, April 25, 2016 -- Today the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS) and a coalition of sanctuaries and chimpanzee experts, filed suit against the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) in response to its Thursday (April 21) decision to grant Yerkes National Primate Research Center (Yerkes) a permit to export eight endangered chimpanzees (Yerkes' 8) --…

BOSTON, Dec. 2, 2015 -- In response to a lawsuit filed Monday by a coalition of animal welfare organizations, sanctuaries, and individuals – led by the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS) – the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) informed NEAVS today that instead of issuing a permit to Yerkes National Research Center under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to export eight chimpanzees to England, it would re-open the comment period and allow…

BOSTON, Nov. 30, 2015 -- New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS) a Boston-based, international animal advocacy organization, and its coalition of chimpanzee experts and sanctuaries, filed a lawsuit today against U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) challenging the agency's decision to  issue a permit to Yerkes National Primate Research Center (Yerkes), Atlanta, GA, to "donate" eight chimpanzees - Lucas, Fritz, Abby, Agatha, Tara, Faye, Elvira and Georgia - to Wingham Wildlife…

Complaint for Declaratory and Injuctive Relief 1. Plaintiffs challenge an unprecedented and highly controversial decision by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) to issue a permit under section 10 of the Endangered Species Act (“ESA” or Act), 16 U.S.C. § 1531, et seq., to Yerkes National Primate Center in Atlanta, Georgia (“Yerkes”) authorizing Yerkes to export eight chimpanzees – Lucas, Fritz, Agatha, Abby, Tara, Faye, Elvira, and Georgia…

New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS), a national animal advocacy organization, and its coalition, submitted comments to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) opposing an export permit for Yerkes National Primate Research Center (Yerkes) "donating" eight chimpanzees - Lucas, Fritz, Agatha, Abby, Tara, Faye, Elvira, Georgia - to Wingham Wildlife Park (Wingham), an unaccredited U.K.zoo. This September, FWS up-listed captive chimpanzees to "endangered" under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Yerkes must demonstrate export, "enhance(s) propagation or…

NEAVS Posts Comments Opposing Yerkes' Donation to Wingham Wildlife Park! Thank you for your efforts to help NEAVS oppose Yerkes’ export permit application to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to donate eight chimpanzees to Wingham Wildlife Park, an unaccredited U.K. zoo. We want to update you on our work to stop the eight chimps - Lucas, Fritz, Agatha, Abby, Tara, Faye, Elvira, and Georgia - from being shipped overseas - out of…

On Monday, September 14th, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) uplisting that gives the same protections to chimpanzees held in captivity as it does their free-living relatives in Africa went into effect! The decision reversed a decades-long policy that contributed to the inhumane and wasteful use of chimpanzees in biomedical research for humans. Their new FWS endangered status affords chimpanzees further protections, such as restrictions on their use in…

May 28, 2015 Gorman, J. The New York Times. May 28, 2015

After about 30 years of using a colony of chimpanzees in Liberia for biomedical research, which ended 10 years ago, the New York Blood Center has now withdrawn all funding for them, prompting animal welfare groups to urge the center to reconsider its decision. For now, the Humane Society of the United States is supporting the chimps, which are owned by the government of Liberia, and is starting a campaign to raise funds for…