Tell the NIH to maintain protections for animals in research as required by the Cures Act

Tell the NIH to maintain protections for animals in research as required by the Cures Act

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.

Happy Birthday to Anti-Vivisection Advocate Mark Twain!

Happy Birthday to Anti-Vivisection Advocate Mark Twain!

“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.

Why NEAVS?

Why NEAVS?

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.

Update: Former NIH research chimpanzees heading to sanctuary under new guidelines

Update: Former NIH research chimpanzees heading to sanctuary under new guidelines

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.

More Cures and Fewer Animals. We can have it both ways.

More Cures and Fewer Animals. We can have it both ways.

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.