Making the Leap

How COVID-19 Led Biology Teachers to Try Humane Dissection Tools…and What This Could Mean for the Future When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in the spring of 2020, many schools made the decision to cancel faceto-face classes and move instruction online. … Continued

Under the Sea

Animals don’t have to be the subjects of research to be victims of research. According to a 2018 proposal by the U.S. Navy, its training exercises in the Pacific Ocean could kill or bring harm to 12.5 million marine mammals … Continued

Animals In The Time of COVID

The coronavirus pandemic has changed all of our lives in many ways. From schools and offices to shopping and dining out to everyday social interactions, there’s hardly an aspect of society that has not been changed in some way. Less … Continued

The Plan for Progress: Dogs in Research

As we complete our 90th year of victories on behalf of animals, NAVS is looking toward the future of humane, human-relevant science. To that end, we are undertaking an ambitious, multi-faceted action plan aimed at dramatically furthering our mission to … Continued

Taking The Next Steps To Cut Out Dissection

This story originally appeared in the Winter 2019 issue of Animal Action.  Animal dissection continues to be a commonly-performed classroom exercise in the United States and has been a deeply-rooted tradition in American biology classrooms for decades. Not all students … Continued

Quest For Transparency

This story originally appeared in the Summer 2019 issue of Animal Action.  Why information on animal use is getting harder to obtain—and what NAVS is doing about it. On its face, the issue of “transparency” may not seem like the … Continued

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