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To read the full update newsletter you can download it here. 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,…

Precious Cargo: The Endangered Species Act and the Case of the Yerkes Chimps Federal law forbids the sale, import, or export of endangered animals. But there are loopholes in that law that rankle wildlife and legal experts. IN LATE OCTOBER, an SUV hauling a trailer bearing seven cages marked “live animal” pulled into Wingham Wildlife Park, a zoo in Kent, England. The cages had been loaded off a plane that…

Imagine you’re innocent but imprisoned. You’ve been subjected to painful procedures and had your children taken. Imagine one day your sentence is overturned. You are to be released. But the warden announces, “Hold off on celebrating. It may take 10 years to get you out.” Hope would crash, and if you were of a certain age or in uncertain health, there’s the possibility you’ll die still in jail. NIH’s announced…

President's Message 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…

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:…

May 26, 2016 BOSTON, May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire Press Release

A federal judge in Washington DC will decide the future of 7 captive chimpanzees at Emory Yerkes’ National Primate Research Center on or before September 1, 2016. On Tuesday, NEAVS and its coalition succeeded in their efforts to halt the export of the Emory Yerkes chimps to an unaccredited zoo in England until the full case is presented. The chimps’ supporters are fighting so that Agatha, Elvira, Faye, Fritz, Lucas,…

Yesterday, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia held a three-hour hearing on a motion for a preliminary injunction, filed May 9, against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) by the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS) and its coalition of sanctuaries and chimpanzee experts, to stop Yerkes National Primate Research Center (Yerkes) from exporting eight (now seven) captive chimpanzees to an unaccredited zoo in the…

In 2015 for the first time, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS) recognized captive chimpanzees in the USA as belonging to an “endangered” species. Conservationists rejoiced at the promise of extra protection for these apes. Yet, in the first test of the effect of the newly strengthened protection, USFWS plans a decision that seriously jeopardizes that promise. Its action risks promoting trade in endangered species. Last month, USFWS announced that…

NEAVS hosted a webinar on Thursday, May 12th at 12:00 p.m. EDT where Theodora Capaldo, CEO, NEAVS talked with special guest Michelle Thew, CEO, Cruelty Free International, about ending the use of animals in cosmetics testing around the world! Dr. Capaldo and Michelle 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 Union.…

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016 Time: 12:00 pm ET Duration: 50 Minutes REGISTRATION IS FREE Host: Theodora Capaldo, EdD, President and CEO of The New England Anti-Vivisection Society Special Guest: Michelle Thew, CEO of Cruelty Free International Join NEAVS for a webinar on Thursday, May 12th at 12:00 p.m. EDT as Theodora Capaldo, CEO, NEAVS talks with special guest Michelle Thew, CEO, Cruelty Free International, about ending the use of animals in cosmetics testing…