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The Ghosts In Our Machine, a film by Liz Marshall,  premiered in May 2013 at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto. To see when it screens near you, visit theghostsinourmachine.com.   From theghostsinourmachine.com: (Toronto – March 19, 2013) With dramatic impact, Liz Marshall’s The Ghosts In Our Machine gently reveals a stark reality that is hidden from our view. Through the heart and lens of acclaimed animal photographer…

April 20-28 is World Week for Animals in Laboratories, a time to reflect on and share with others the reasons why animal research and testing must end. In honor of WWAIL, please help make a difference for animals in labs. What you can do:  1. Be a Voice for Animals by Educating Others: The first step for change is helping people become aware a problem exists. Because of the outreach…

Did you know that helping animals in labs also helps the environment? In addition to the suffering and bad science resulting from animal use, NEAVS asks you give thought to the tons of dead bodies disposed every year by biomedical and pharmaceutical industries. Labeled “biological waste,” let’s never forget they were all once living, thinking, and feeling animals whose short lives were cruelly sacrificed to ineffective science and indefensible ethics.…

April 16, 2013 The Boston Marathon – where participants for 117 years have celebrated the human body and spirit – is an institution as old as us, NEAVS, one of the first animal protection organizations in the world now just coming out of our 117th year. Yesterday as the flags of nations from every corner of the globe flew at the finish line, we saw again the destructiveness of those…

Update: This petition is now closed.  Primates Suffer in Cargo TransportAirlines transport primates packed into small wooden crates to research facilities worldwide, including to the U.S. Some die in transport because of the deplorable conditions of being shipped as cargo. Others endure and survive only to reach a cruel fate in research.  More and more transportation and airline companies are ending the practice of shipping primates destined for laboratories, and…

Update: This petition is now closed. This bill was signed by Gov. Dannel Malloy!  HB 6329 is a long overdue bill giving students with conscientious objections the right to abstain from classroom dissections or experiments on animals. HB 6329 has already passed favorably out of the Joint Committee on Children, the Office of Legislative Research, the Office of Fiscal Analysis, and the Committee on Education. It now awaits a vote…

April 10, 2013 Moran, J. and Locke, P. Baltimore Sun. 8 April 2013 Press Release

Testing on animals is often not the best way to determine the safety of medicines and chemicals Many Americans would be surprised to learn that chimpanzees are still being used in biomedical research and that millions of other animals are utilized in consumer product and toxicity testing. Others may find a sense of security in knowing that this practice continues to provide information on which chemicals and products are deemed…

The NIH sought public input on its Council of Councils' (CoC) recommendations regarding the fate of federally owned chimpanzees in U.S. laboratories. In January, the CoC unanimously accepted its Working Group’s findings that nearly all federally owned chimpanzees should be retired and sent to federal sanctuary. The report also defined exemplary criteria for appropriate environments for future housing and care, and recommended immediately ending two-thirds of current biomedical research using…

March 18, 2013 Kanter J. New York Times. 11 March 2013 Press Release

European Union regulators announced a ban Monday on the import and sale of cosmetics containing ingredients tested on animals and to pledge more efforts to push other parts of the world, like China, to accept alternatives. The ban, which will take effect immediately, “gives an important signal on the value that Europe attaches to animal welfare,” Tonio Borg, the E.U. commissioner for health and consumer policy, said in a statement.…

Read original article here. Your “NIH advised to retire most research chimps” article (March 15, 2013) gave credence to lab director Christian Abee’s position that chimpanzees are necessary for research. It failed to note labs have a vested interest in the status quo of warehousing chimpanzees, even if not in active research. Nor did it mention that the public should expect AVMA to support retiring all federally owned chimpanzees because…