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No More Monkey Business

This story originally appeared in the Spring 2019 issue of Animal Action.  Nonhuman primate research is on the rise. Here’s why—and how we’re going to reverse the trend. Bred in captivity, they’re torn away from their mothers when they are … Continued

Smoking Robot May Save Human–and Animal–Lives

Cigarette smoke exposure is a major cause of human disease and a leading cause of death around the world. Although we know smoking causes lung disease, limitations with existing cell and animal models have hindered researchers from fully understanding the … Continued

Animal “donors” are the wrong solution to transplant shortage

According to popular science journals Nature and Science, 2020 could be a problematic year for research animals, particularly those involved in experiments surrounding xenotransplantation. Scientists have been looking into xenotransplantation, the process of transplanting tissues or organs between members of … Continued

Before the Clock Strikes 12…

As I get ready to welcome in the New Year with my family, I just wanted to personally reach out to you one last time. If you’re like me, you’ve no doubt been bombarded with email after email over the … Continued

Why NAVS is Part of My Life: Michael’s Story

Over the past few days, you’ve heard from many different people, each of whom has their own special reason for supporting the National Anti-Vivisection Society and for asking that you do the same. Today, I’d like to tell you my … Continued

Why NAVS Matters: Nicholas’ Story

As a researcher studying the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease, I understand the urgent need to advance the development of new, non-animal research methods. Although animal models have long been used to study Alzheimer’s, this use of animals has … Continued

How NAVS Saves Lives: Amy’s Story

I’d like to introduce you to a friend of mine. Her name is Bella, and she is a 17-year-old vervet monkey. Bella lived as a pet monkey and her owners decided to make the right decision and send her to … Continued