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After Florence hit, you saw videos of dogs being rescued, and of factory farms under water, but you never saw the havoc natural disasters cause for animals stuck in labs. Caged behind thick concrete walls and complex security systems, animals in labs suffer and die, drowning or starving behind bars. A “lucky few” are euthanized before suffering that same fate. Demand that labs have disaster management plans that involve more than euthanizing animals.…

In case you missed it, today we made an offer to the USDA that we hope they'll accept. It relates to this gruesome playbook they've been running since the 1980’s in Beltsville, MD: Step 1: Order 50-100 kittens (2 months old) from a breeder in Iowa Step 2: Cage the kittens and give them food poisoning when they’re 8 weeks old Step 3: Collect stool samples from the kittens to…

I usually count on NPR as a place I can go for truly fair and balanced news. But a disappointing piece recently published online in their Health News section and aired on All Things Considered proves that that’s not always the case. The article is about the U.S. government’s retired research chimps and when and how they should be moved to sanctuary. NEAVS campaigned tirelessly for years to end experimentation…

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on Capitol Hill, NEAVS and White Coat Waste Project (WCW) released a new report exposing hundreds of cruel and outdated animal tests performed by the National Toxicity Program (NTP).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

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 This report, also a collaborative effort, exposes hundreds of cruel, wasteful and outdated tests performed on animals by the National Toxicity Program (NTP).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

In January 2018, Wingham Wildlife Park (Wingham), an unaccredited zoo in Kent, England, announced the birth of a baby chimpanzee born to former Yerkes National Primate Research Center (Yerkes) chimpanzees. In the fall of 2016, seven Yerkes chimpanzees were sent to Wingham, despite worldwide opposition. Wingham had repeatedly stated it had no intention of permitting them to reproduce. Now another chimpanzee faces a lifetime of captivity behind bars. Accredited U.S.…

On May 24, 2016, the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS) and its coalition, represented by Katherine Meyer, Esq., appeared before Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. The hearing was for a preliminary injunction to block the export of eight chimpanzees from Yerkes Research Center at Emory University to Wingham Wildlife Park, UK. The export was blocked, pending full review by Judge Jackson. NEAVS’ argued against the export permit saying exporting the chimps:…

NEAVS hosted a webinar on Thursday, 5/12/2016 at 12:00 p.m. EDT where Theodora Capaldo, CEO of NEAVS talked with special guest Michelle Thew, CEO of Cruelty Free International, about ending the use of animals in cosmetics testing around the world. Michelle and Dr. Capaldo reviewed the global state of the cruelty-free cosmetics campaign and the major role Cruelty Free International played in the effort to ban cosmetics testing in the European…

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…