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I usually count on NPR as a place I can go for truly fair and balanced news. But a disappointing piece recently published online in their Health News section and aired on All Things Considered proves that that’s not always the case. The article is about the U.S. government’s retired research chimps and when and how they should be moved to sanctuary. NEAVS campaigned tirelessly for years to end experimentation…

Yesterday on Capitol Hill, NEAVS and White Coat Waste Project (WCW) released a new report exposing hundreds of cruel and outdated animal tests performed by the National Toxicity Program (NTP). "Toxic Testing" calls into question the government's efforts to reduce this animal cruelty funded by taxpayers.  Last year, White Coat Waste exposed the NTP's taxpayer-funded animal tests for so-called “abortion herbs” and cosmetics ingredients. It turns out, the problem is even worse than imagined.  NEAVS and WCW's "Toxic Testing" report found:…

Dear friend,We’re approaching the end of our 122nd year opposing the use of animals in research and testing, and here at NEAVS we’re reflecting on the work we’ve accomplished this past year, and looking ahead at all the wonderful things we’ll accomplish for animals next year and beyond. Steve Jobs once described the creative freedom he achieved through his success. He said, “the heaviness of being successful was replaced by…

On June 6th, 2017 the Humane Cosmetics Act (H.R. 2790) was reintroduced by Representative Martha McSally (R-AZ) and 19 bipartisan co-sponsors. As a founding member of the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC), and its Leaping Bunny program, NEAVS is dedicated to ending the needless suffering and death of millions of animals used in cosmetics testing.  Although the HCA was considered in the last two Congressional sessions with bi-partisan support…

Can you spare less than a minute to make a big difference in the lives of chimpanzees living in labs? In November 2015, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that it would no longer support the use of chimpanzees in research. Almost three years later hundreds of chimps are still stuck in labs. Left in the place where they’ve endured unimaginable trauma. But there is a solution. And that's where you come…

On May 16th, NEAVS and White Coat Waste Project (WCW) hosted a congressional briefing on Capitol Hill and released a new report, “Toxicity Testing.” This report, also a collaborative effort, exposes hundreds of cruel, wasteful and outdated tests performed on animals by the National Toxicity Program (NTP).  Since our very own Jessica Dickard, Program Associate, was one of the report’s authors, we chatted with her about the experience and what she hopes people…

California residents, your support is critical in ensuring a ban on animal testing for cosmetics! Earlier this month, the CA Senate Appropriations Committee suspended the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act (SB 1249). ***Now, it needs to get through the Senate by June 1st and it may be voted on right after Memorial Day (May 28th).*** In summary, SB 1249 prohibits the sale of any cosmetics newly tested on animals or containing ingredients tested on…

While many of us say every week is Be Kind to Animals Week, its official launch in 1915, symbolized the need for people to unite around kindness and compassion – particularly towards animals. Be Kind to Animals Week has been successful at raising awareness; however, the sad truth is animals in labs are often forgotten because they're behind closed doors and out of sight. This week, we ask you to share your compassion for…

On Tuesday, April 24th, to mark World Day for Animals in Labs, NEAVS and We Animals released “Empty Laws,” a short film documenting the impact of weak regulatory standards on primates in labs. The two creators behind the film, We Animals filmmaker Kelly Guerin (pictured left) and NEAVS President Emeritus Dr. Theodora Capaldo (pictured right), put a lot of time and passion into the production of this short, yet powerful film.…

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 – The New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS) is calling on the National Institutes of Health not to weaken laws meant to offer minimal protections to animals in labs. Members of the public are asked to go online and tell NIH that animal welfare must not be compromised as part of the agency’s current attempts to decrease its regulatory burden. World Week for Animals in Laboratories is…