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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) into the current 115th Congressional session. Although the HCA was considered during…

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…

Update 11/16/15 - The 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…

YERKES’ CHIMPS MUST GO TO U.S. SANCTUARIES Update 11/16/15 - The public comment period is now closed. The 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…

On February 4, 2015, Yerkes National Primate Facility, Emory University, announced plans to 'donate' 8 chimpanzees to an unaccredited wildlife park in the UK. Their announcement, just months before U.S. Fish & Wildlife's decision to 'uplist' captive chimpanzees from threatened to endangered, ignores public sentiment - end chimpanzee research and retire them to the safety of U.S. sanctuaries. Effective September 14, 2015, captive chimpanzees, are under stronger protections of the…

The Humane Cosmetics Act (HCA, H.R. 2858) was reintroduced today with bi-partisan Congressional support. NEAVS thanks U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), and Joe Heck (R-NV) for the strong leadership they're taking to end the inhumane and unnecessary use of animals in cosmetics testing. "Public opinion tells us Americans want to see an end to the use of animals in cosmetics testing," says NEAVS President Theodora…

UPDATE (Jan. 24, 2015): U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed agency staff via an internal memo to take immediate action in creating an updated Animal Welfare Strategy plan within 60 days. This directive comes in response to the recent New York Times investigative article highlighting the appalling activities taking place at its U.S. Meat Animal Research Center located in Nebraska. The memo also specifies that an independent panel…

The relaunch of appalling anxiety experiments on baby monkeys has been approved at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for relaunch in June, despite their cruelty, the lack of any benefit to humans they yield, and decades of opposition.  The study, in which newborn monkeys will be subjected to various terrifying stressors to record the effects and then summarily euthanized, will never lead to relevant data that can be extrapolated to aid in the treatment…

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has filed a second complaint against the Santa Cruz Biotechnology (SCBT) animal research facility. Filed on Nov. 4, 2014, it calls for a suspension or revocation of SCBT’s dealer license. SCBT has a lengthy history of alleged and actual Animal Welfare Act (AWA) violations, resulting in needless additional pain for animals already suffering in labs. For years, NEAVS has called on the USDA,…

UPDATE: The Humane Cosmetics Act (H.R. 2858) has been reintroduced. Send an automated letter asking your representative to support the bill. Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), now retired, introduced the Humane Cosmetics Act in 2014, a bill to end cosmetics testing on animals. If passed, the U.S. would join the E.U., Israel, Norway, and India where this inhumane and unscientific practice has already been banned. Unfortunately, the bill died when the Congressional…