News & Alerts

After we crunched the numbers to discover that the use of primates for medical experiments has reached an all time-high, Science Magazine did a great feature on this problem, which hits newsstands in print form next week. After all, 70% of Americans oppose trapping non-human primates in medical experiments - a record high as of 2018. This finding contradicts what NIH has been assurring Congress NIH knows full well that…

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,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…

Dear friend,When you love something, you never say goodbye. My love of animals and nature defines me. My commitment to protecting them demands my warrior spirit. Every second of every day, my soul is nourished by them and weeps for their suffering. For me, this is how it has always been and always will be. At nine years old, I met the horrors of vivisection. My classroom reading table held…

Dear friend,Hope—that state of mind, that heart’s longing—that place from which we persevere in pursuit of dreams. It’s delicate, easily shattered by frustrations and failures. But as long as hope is not lost, we prevail. NEAVS’ hope to end cruel animal use in science is fueled by: the public’s growing support as it better understands what’s wrong with animal use, and the scientific advancements on laboratory benches waiting for acceptance…

Dear friend,In this season of light, of giving and celebrating, I like to stop to count my blessings. It is so easy to lose sight of what has been accomplished in the midst of knowing just how much remains to be done. Yet, when building anything, we move our progress on the firm stones already set, the timbers secured. So, in this issue, I asked our staff to focus on…

Dear friend,People ask, “How do you do it? How do you face the realities of animal research given the steep hills in the battles to end it?” Quite a question, especially because of the urgency that comes with animal suffering. What makes NEAVS’ work so difficult? Well, for one, the seeming impossibility to bring rightful legal action on behalf of the animals we serve. In this issue you’ll learn more…

Dear friend,NEAVS has been working to prevent the export of eight chimpanzees from Emory Yerkes Research Center to Wingham Wildlife Park in the U.K. The export would weaken Endangered Species Act protections, would open doors for other labs to ship chimpanzees worldwide, and is just plain wrong because every chimpanzee exploited in research deserves nothing less than retirement in U.S. sanctuary. Our work for chimpanzees began with the rescue of little Arthur and Phoenix, sold from a…

Dear friend,We are forged by fate, genes, environment, culture, and, importantly, personal choice. Along with our nature-nurture givens, we make decisions that make us who we are. Because people care, they have made choices that led to laws and practices that have eliminated animal suffering and death at the hands of humans. For example, many countries have already banned the use of animals in cosmetics testing.  Cosmetics are the colors and scents we use to adorn ourselves. Beauty, hygiene, and health are among the reasons people buy…

Dear friend,Many believe the human journey is about extending our empathy to broader circles. Yet in today’s world, those who work to protect our streams and forests are derogatorily dubbed “tree huggers.” Those who work for social and political equality for women may be afraid to use the word “feminist.” How have we arrived at a place where there are still some who wish to punish us for understanding the common ground everything shares? A while ago, we introduced you to our Common Ground campaign – where…