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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on Capitol Hill, NEAVS and White Coat Waste Project (WCW) released a new report exposing hundreds of cruel and outdated animal tests performed by the National Toxicity Program (NTP).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:…

NEAVS is calling on the National Institutes of Health not to weaken laws meant to offer minimal protections to animals in labs.  The NIH has released a request for information (RPI) relating to new regulatory changes "to improve coordination of regulations and policies" for animals in labs in accordance with the 21st Century Cures Act, Section 2043(d).  However, some of the considerations provided by the NIH would compromise the welfare of animals in…

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 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 This report, also a collaborative effort, exposes hundreds of cruel, wasteful and outdated tests performed on animals by the National Toxicity Program (NTP).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…

We must fight to save them all. That’s the answer...but what’s the question? Nicholas Kristof asked in this recent New York Times article about whether it’s wrong to focus on animal protection when humans are suffering.  “Are we betraying our own species when we write checks to help gorillas (or puppies or wild horses)? Is it wrongheaded to fight for elephants and rhinos (or farm[ed] animals at home) while five million children…

It's April which means it's National Frog Month! When you think of frogs, what comes to mind? For some of us, we envision Spring peepers perched alongside a pond. For others, we associate frogs with formaldehyde, scalpels, and science class.  Did you know many schools across the country offer alternatives to traditional animal dissections? The Ethical Science Education Campaign (ESEC), a program of NEAVS, offers a variety of services to protect a…