News & Alerts

Happy New Year! Last September NEAVS welcomed Nathan Herschler as our new Executive Director. Nathan has now been at NEAVS for six months and we thought it’d be the perfect opportunity to start our “Staff Spotlight” series with his story.  In lieu of 20 questions, we kept it short and simple. Want to know the five prompts we sent and how he responded? Read on! 1. Tell us a little about…

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…

Dear Friend, Shima desperately needed a hero. Thanks to help from our NEAVS supporters, this gentle moon bear, a former captive at a bile farm in Vietnam, received help from an army of compassionate heroes. No longer does Shima spend her days languishing inside a coffin-like “crush cage,” with a crude catheter painfully penetrating her gallbladder to extract her bile. Instead, she lives at a sanctuary, spends her days playing…

Hoth-y holidays everyone!  On Thursday, December 14th, I was fortunate enough to get tickets to the early showing of The Last Jedi at a local movie theater in Boston. As I sat there taking in each scene, I found myself smiling. Why? As an animal advocate I noticed several things that, in my opinion, called attention to some serious issues affecting animals in our very own galaxy.  **To those of who you haven't watched Star…

First of all, thank you. Yes, YOU! Our #GivingTuesday goal for 2017 was $1895 in honor of the year NEAVS was founded. It is with gratitude and joy that we share the final results with you: over $3300 was raised for animals in labs!  Furthermore, we'd like to take this opportunity to formally thank: Brooklyn Bunny. Special thanks to this Leaping Bunny company for donating an adorable knit hat and…

Dear friend,I am so excited to be writing the first of many Executive Director’s messages to you. First, I want to take a moment to say how grateful I am for you, our supporters, and all you do for our organization and the animals. As I sit here on the train home after another day collaborating with NEAVS’ dedicated team of animal advocates, I cannot help but look to the…

What if, on the same day, everyone donated money to a cause they believe in? WE CAN! It’s called #GivingTuesday. Occurring this year on November 28th, #GivingTuesday is dedicated to giving back – for 24 hours, individuals and communities around the globe come together to give to causes they care about. In other words, in the midst of the busy holiday season, #GivingTuesday is a chance to choose compassion over…

Walk into any grocery store and you'll see it looming. It’s colorful, but quiet…it’s sweet, but daunting …it’s Halloween candy! As you know, when picking out candy, the choices can be overwhelming. That's why this year we wanted to take some fright out of it by providing you examples of vegan treats you can add to your candy bowl: Airheads, Dots, Jolly Ranchers, Smarties, Sour Patch Kids, Twizzlers... To find…

On Saturday, Oct. 21st and Sunday, Oct. 22nd, NEAVS will be participating in the 22nd Annual Boston Veg Food Fest! This 2-day event features a variety of exhibitors, chefs, and speakers. (Plus, admission and parking are both free.) The festival will take place at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center (1350 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02120). Saturday's hours are 11AM-6PM; Sunday's hours are 10AM-4PM. Visit NEAVS' table to pick up cruelty-free beauty samples, learn…

Join NEAVS for a special evening as we host a book signing with award-winning photojournalist, Jo-Anne McArthur to discuss her new book, Captive.  Friday, October 6th, 7 PM - 8:30 PM  Jabberwocky Bookshop 50 Water Street, Ste 22 Newburyport, MA 01950 Released in August 2017, Captive "is a book that will challenge our preconceptions about zoos and aquaria, animal welfare, and just what or who it is we think we see when…