Help make cruelty-free cosmetics the law

This week’s Take Action Thursday renews a call for action to end animal testing on cosmetics in the U.S. Federal Law The Humane Cosmetics Act, HR 2790, would require private and governmental entities to end their use of animals to … Continued

Put an End to Cruel Cat Experiments

While the purpose and impact of many bills—both state and federal—can be confusing, the Kittens in Traumatic Testing Ends Now (KITTEN) Act, HR 5780, is very clear. This bill would prohibit the federal government and its agencies from conducting painful … Continued

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