Advancing Science Without Harming Animals
NAVS is dedicated to ending harmful, flawed and costly animal experiments through the advancement of smarter, human-relevant research and the promotion of animal-friendly changes to laws and policies.
This week’s Science First highlights the work of Aline Zbinden, recipient of the NAVS/International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) Graduate Fellowship for Alternatives to the Use of Animals in Science. NAVS recently had the opportunity to touch base with Aline, … Continued
Your voices were heard! On December 20, 2019, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020 (HR 3164) was signed into law. One provision in the massive spending package was a directive to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health … Continued
Obtaining data, statistics and details regarding the use—and abuse—of animals in research continues to be increasingly difficult, with roadblocks preventing the free and open access to information. This distressing reality is further supported by the most recent Freedom of Information … Continued
It has been recognized that the use of animals in safety testing for cosmetics does not necessarily create safer products. There are many safety tests that are scientifically superior and more reliable than those that use animals. Moreover, alternative tests … Continued
Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its commitment to moving away from animal testing. Andrew Wheeler, EPA spokesperson, noted in a memo from the agency, that “[s]cientific advancements exist today that allow us to better predict … Continued