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USDA Removes More Animal Welfare Records

Each year around this time, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) makes available its Research Facility Annual Summary Reports. These annual reports summarize how many Animal Welfare Act-covered animals were used in research during the prior year and specify … Continued

Meet the Humane Science “Class of 2020”

Continuing our longstanding investment in ending the exploitation of animals used in science, NAVS and the International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019-2020 Graduate Fellowships for Alternatives to the Use of Animals … Continued

Reprioritizing the 3 R’s

Sixty years ago, William Russell and Rex Burch introduced the concept of the “3 R’s”— the replacement, reduction and refinement of animal use— in an effort to advance animal welfare standards and reduce animal use in science. In many ways, … Continued

Body-on-a-Chip Tackles Cancer Drug Testing

NAVS has long recognized the potential that organs-on-chips have for reducing and replacing the use of animals in science, which is why we help fund their development through the International Foundation for Ethical Research. We are pleased to share with you some … Continued