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Challenging Scientific Rhetoric with Scientific Reality 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…

September 29, 2010 HSUS.org. 29 Sept. 2010

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

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…

Papers Key in GAPA’s Growing Support On the heels of publishing their fifth paper, NEAVS/Project R&R’s international science team is seeing their work referred to by not only congressional leaders but also by other national organizations and public personalities now campaigning on behalf of the Great Ape Protection Act (GAPA, H.R. 1326). The papers—covering trauma, depression, HIV/AIDS, cancer, and effi cacy—demonstrate the inhumanity, scientific flaws, and dangers of chimpanzee research.…

NEAVS/Project R&R Presents at Congressional Briefing GAPA Cosponsors Climb In support of the Great Ape Protection Act (GAPA, H.R. 1326), NEAVS/Project R&R joined Fauna Foundation, Chimp Haven, and HSUS for a Congressional briefing which brought the plight of chimpanzees in U.S. labs front and center to Capitol Hill. The panel included two of the bill’s lead sponsors, Rep. Bartlett (R-MD) and Ashley Wilson on behalf of Rep. Towns (D-NY). Attendees…

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…