Saturday, December 3, 2011

New Website Delivers the Science AND Ethics to End Animal Research

Founded in 1895, NEAVS, the New England Anti-Vivisection Society, one of the most respected national organizations working on behalf of animals in labs, recently announced the launch of their new interactive website that delivers the scientific facts and humane ethics to end animal use in research, testing, and education.

Dr. Theodora Capaldo, President of NEAVS, noted, “Years ago, no one understood the science behind our mission. People thought our work to get animals out of labs was based only on ethical and humane concerns. Today, we bolster our ethical arguments with scientific evidence. A growing number of policy makers, the public, and scientists now understand the limitations and dangers of using animals as models for human disease. Today’s science is developing, validating, and using non-animal alternatives that are proving not only more humane, but also better science. The American public reluctantly accepted the use of animals because they thought it was necessary and useful; now, we have the science behind us to show them it is neither. NEAVS’ new website carries a loud and clear message: animal research must end for everyone’s benefit.”

Precise and purposeful, neavs.org informs the public about the realities of animal research and encourages them to get involved. Emphasized Dr. Capaldo, “We launched our new website so that visitors can go to one trusted resource for comprehensive and relevant information including scientific papers, legislative initiatives, alternatives, and what they can do to help end and replace the use of animals.”

In 2006, NEAVS spearheaded national efforts on behalf of chimpanzees with Project R&R: Release and Restitution for Chimpanzees in U.S. Laboratories and launched the award-winning website releasechimps.org—the most comprehensive source of information on the plight of chimpanzees in biomedical research. NEAVS is currently asking people to tell their congressman and senators to cosponsor The Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act (H.R.1513/S.810), which will end the use of chimpanzees in invasive biomedical research and retire all federally-owned chimpanzees to permanent sanctuary.

NEAVS’ new site extends that quality resource to encompass all areas of research, testing, and science education.

Source: NEAVS

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