Don’t let dogs and cats die in hot cars

This week’s Take Action Thursday urges action in your state to protect companion animals left unattended in cars. Hundreds of animals die from heat exhaustion each summer when they are left alone in parked cars. Even on a temperate day … Continued

Transparency in AWA Reporting in Serious Jeopardy

One of the many tools NAVS relies on for tracking abuse in Animal Welfare Act-regulated research institutions is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This is particularly true since the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service … Continued

Reducing animal use in medical training programs

Which training programs in the medical and life sciences have historically used live animals? How has the development of human-relevant simulators helped to significantly reduce or eliminate their use? A recent article in Simulation in Healthcare discussed these questions, as … Continued

Make the “Friendly Skies” Animal Friendly

This week’s Take Action Thursday urges humane treatment of companion animals who travel with their families on airplanes. Federal Legislation New legislation is frequently inspired by current events. Harm to animals that sparks outrage can result in a demand by … Continued

Support humane farming: Stop the King amendment

This week’s Take Action Thursday opposes a dangerous provision in the 2018 Farm Bill that will undo state efforts to require better animal welfare standards. Federal Legislation HR 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, or the “Farm Bill,” … Continued