What will it take to get to a world without animal testing? And what will the world look like when we win?
Today, the members of a working group made up of federal employees released a draft report that stacks the deck against animals suffering in lab experiments. The report’s recommendations are in direct conflict with the law that created that working group, and should be rejected out of hand by Congress. Read more.
In Nature International Journal of Medicine last week, the animal research community admitted that billions of taxpayer dollars and many thousands of animals have been killed in meaningless research into Alzheimer’s Disease. Read more.
In case you missed it, earlier this year it was revealed that the USDA is killing 50-100 kittens every year in cruel and wasteful experiments taking place in Beltsville, MD. Read more.
An overview of primate experimentation. Read more.
In 1944, the Draize test was invented as a way to measure skin and eye irritancy of chemicals and other products. Read more.
“I am not interested to know whether Vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn't. To know that the results are profitable to the race would not remove my hostility to it. The pains which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity towards it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.”- May 26, 1899. Read more.
The FDA currently funds experiments on dogs, but to their credit, the FDA is trying to get out of this line of work. Read more.
Animals stuck in labs experience incredible physical and psychological trauma. And worse, the pain endured by lab animals is hidden -- hidden in basements of universities around the countries, in private bio-medical labs, and in government research facilities. Hidden because we’ve built a government-subsidized jobs program for PhD’s to do duplicative and human-irrelevant work in the name of science. Hidden because vivisectors know that the public will reject research on animals if they only knew the trade-off of animal pain made in the dubious name of science.
If Thanksgiving is an opportunity for all of us to reflect on things we’re genuinely grateful for, we’d like to highlight the great news that the number of cats, dogs, and rabbits that suffer in medical experiments continues to decrease steadily. Read more.
At NEAVS, we’re working harder than ever to put an end to primate experiments. Read more.
Our thoughts are with all the people and animals affected by the fires ravaging California this week. In this series we continue to look at the suffering experienced by animals trapped in labs when disasters strike. Read more.
Around 35 million years ago in our evolution, we diverged from the group of non-human primates we call marmosets. Read more.
As a followup to our previous post about common marmosets, we’ll now take a look at how often they’re used in research, why they’re used, and which parts of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have most readily ignored federal law with regards to the need to “replace, reduce, and refine” experimentation on animals. Read more.
Last summer, we at NEAVS asked our supporters to submit comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) pleading for the expedited rehoming of former research chimpanzees to sanctuary, something NIH had promised years earlier but had yet to complete. Now we have good news to share! Read more.
After years experimenting on primates in a laboratory, Dr. John Gluck witnessed something that changed his perspective forever. Read more.
Cosmos magazine recently published a searing indictment of mouse tests as a predictor of what will happen with drugs on humans. Read more.
Before those bottles of shampoo and conditioner made it to your bathtub, and before your lip balm made it to the bottom of your bag, there’s a chance those products’ ingredients were tested on animals. Read more.
n the recent Science article highlighting NEAVS’ analysis of the record number of primates being used in U.S. for testing, we were treated to a fabulously false dichotomy by Cindy Buckmaster, Board Chair of an astroturfing industry group that advocates for increased use of animal testing. “The public wants more cures, but fewer animals. They can’t have it both ways,” she said... Read more.
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. Read more.