Tuesday, July 17, 2018

World Chimp Day, Chimp Haven, The National Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Loretta's Story, These Companies Still Pay for Tests on Animals in China, Episode 20 of "The PETA Podcast, Dr. Emily Trunnell, Laval University in Québec City,Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, Michigan University, Baystate Medical Center

Loretta's Story: This Is Why Experiments on Primates Must End
Loretta's Story: This Is Why Experiments on Primates Must End
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) 
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Why This Woman Is Compelled to Expose the Lie of Animal Testing

In Episode 20 of "The PETA Podcast," Dr. Emily Trunnell talks about having been persuaded to test on rats and how that experience led her to question the science and ethics of animal experimentation—and led her to a new career. Listen Now.

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All U.S. and Canadian Pediatrics Residencies Are Animal-Free

After years of perseverance by the Physicians Committee and its members, the days of using live cats, ferrets, piglets, and other animals to teach future pediatricians are finally over. The last holdout—Laval University in Québec City, Canada—has confirmed it will no longer use live animals to train pediatrics residents. Details >

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Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act Moves Forward

The Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, co-sponsored by the Physicians Committee, passed the California Assembly Judiciary Committee last month. California is now one step closer to prohibiting the import or sale of animal-tested cosmetics. If you live in California, it is urgent that you ask your Assembly member to vote YES on SB 1249.

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Michigan University Ends Live Animal Lab for Emergency Medicine Residents

Following contact from the Physicians Committee, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine has ended the use of live animals in its emergency medicine residency program. Ask Vanderbilt to end animal use.
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These Companies Still Pay for Tests on Animals in China
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) 

AAVS is excited to join in celebrating the very first World Chimpanzee Day! 

It’s the perfect opportunity to raise awareness about the threats chimps face, and it’s a reminder that chimpanzees are still in labs waiting to be moved to Chimp Haven, The National Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) officially ended invasive research on all government owned and supported chimpanzees in 2015. However, getting them to sanctuary has been fraught with delays and they're running out of time!

One big problem that has persisted is resistance from the lab facilities where the chimps are currently located. They don't seem to understand sanctuaries, which have a mission completely dedicated to animal well-being—not just medical care, but social connections and natural environments. In short, sanctuaries allow for the full experience of being a chimpanzee.


Sanctuaries make miracles. We recently heard this story from the wonderful sanctuary, Save the Chimps, about one of their most beloved chimpanzee residents, Henrietta. 'Henri' was found in the section of a lab in New Mexico called "the dungeon," seeming elderly and frail. Henri spent many years in barren cages, so it's not surprising that she did not appear very healthy, but after moving to sanctuary, she enjoyed 14 years of a full life.

Shouldn’t every chimpanzee be given the same chance as Henrietta?

Most NIH-owned chimpanzees know nothing else but life in a lab. They deserve to have a chance for a new and full sanctuary life at Chimp Haven.