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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…

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, 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…

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 Species Act (ESA) to Wingham…

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Approves Yerkes Chimpanzee Export to Unaccredited U.K. Zoo Despite U.S. and Worldwide Opposition BOSTON, April 25, 2016 -- Today the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS) and a coalition of sanctuaries and chimpanzee experts, filed suit against the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) in response to its Thursday (April 21) decision to grant Yerkes National Primate Research Center (Yerkes) a permit to export eight endangered…

If you live near wetlands, you’ve already delighted in the sound of peepers -- the harbingers of spring. But no matter where you live, when you think of frogs, you probably remember walking into your science class, smelling a strong odour of formaldehyde, and being instructed to choose a limp, dead, and preserved frog. Not so long ago, no one was ever offered an alternative to this rite of passage. …

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…

After all of our 2015 achievements, we want to thank you again for your generous support. Because of supporters like you we have seen another year of milestones on the road to ending the suffering and deaths of animals in outdated, inhumane and ‘status quo’ science. 2015 highlights include: APRIL: NEAVS presented at and I was interviewed by the Cosmetics Compliance Summit – an outreach to the industry. MAY: NEAVS and its coalition…

NEAVS is overjoyed to report that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has decided to send ALL NIH OWNED CHIMPANZEES TO SANCTUARY! This is an important and heart warming reversal of NIH's previous decision to retire its chimpanzees but to keep "50 in reserve" for possible future need.    NIH added that its funding for privately owned chimpanzees will end! NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins, explained: "I think this is the natural…