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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…

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…

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…

Update: The comment period is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a public comment on the Federal Register.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is considering new inspection standards to USDA-licensed facilities—including research laboratories. These possible changes come under the guise of decreased regulations—but at the cost of the thousands of animals held captive in labs.  As an animal advocacy organization, NEAVS strongly opposes changes that redirect inspections of USDA-licensed…

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…

Update: This petition is now closed! The HCA was reintroduced 6.6.17! As a founding member of the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC), and its Leaping Bunny logo program, NEAVS is committed to ending the needless suffering and death of millions of rabbits, mice, rats, guinea pigs, and other animals used in testing. Help NEAVS in our efforts to urge members of Congress to reintroduce the Humane Cosmetics Act (HCA)…

Update: This petition is now closed.  U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE DOUBLES UP ON ITS MISTAKE!NEAVS and its coalition of sanctuaries and chimpanzee experts filed a new lawsuit against U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) in response to its recent notification of its intent to issue Yerkes’ export permit to ship Abby, Agatha, Elvira, Faye, Fritz, Lucas, Tara and Georgia – The Yerkes’ 8 – out of the protection of the U.S. Endangered…

UPDATE 2/23/2016: - THE COMMENT PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. Even with the recent retraction by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) of Yerkes' export permit due to opposition from the public (LIKE YOU!) as well as expert conservation and legal opinion around the world, Yerkes Primate Research Center continues efforts to ship Lucas, Fritz, Abby, Agatha, Tara, Faye, Elvira and Georgia, the "Yerkes 8" to…

Update: This public comment period is now closed.  U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD is only open until November 16. You still have time to oppose Yerkes National Primate Research Center's application for a permit to ship 8 chimpanzees (now protected under the Endangered Species Act - ESA) to Wingham Wildlife Park, an unaccredited U.K. facility. These 8 chimpanzees – Lucas, Fritz, Agatha, Abby, Tara, Faye, Elvira, and Georgia – who…

Update: This public comment period is now closed. YERKES’ CHIMPS MUST GO TO U.S. SANCTUARIESThe U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS)  announced a PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD on the Federal Register for Yerkes National Primate Research Center’s permit application request to export eight of its chimpanzees overseas to Wingham Wildlife Park, an unaccredited U.K. facility.  WE ONLY HAVE UNTIL NOVEMBER 16, 2015 to voice opposition to Yerkes’ request to ship eight chimpanzees overseas in the guise…