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News & Action Alerts

**For more recent news about chimpanzees and the other animals NEAVS is helping, please visit http://www.neavs.org/news.**

  • Oct 11, 2007 • Related News
    Yerkes hit with $15,000 penalty
    Emory Wheel, 10/01/07—Project R&R’s response: Theo Capaldo, EdD, President

    Emory University’s standards of educational excellence would never allow a faculty member with repeated and documented inadequacies, non-compliance with educational standards, or violations of ethical and legal contracts to… Read More…

  • Oct 01, 2007 • Project R&R News
    Yerkes’ $15,000 penalty

    Emory has been assessed a $15,000 civil penalty for alleged Animal Welfare Act violations at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center last year.  Read more (Emory… Read More…

  • May 27, 2007 • Related News
    Legal rights for great apes in Balearic Islands

    The Parliament of the Balearic Islands, one of the Autonomous Communities of Spain, recently announced its approval of a resolution to grant legal rights to great apes. This resolution… Read More…

  • May 22, 2007 • Project R&R News
    Breeding moratorium—good news!

    Thanks in part to efforts by Project R&R supporters, the National Center for Research Resources (one of the 27 Institutes/Centers of the National Institutes of Health, NIH) has… Read More…

  • Apr 30, 2007 • Letter to the Editor
    Primate center gets $10M grant
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Project R&R’s response

    Sir, Your report of $10M of taxpayers’ money earmarked for Yerkes (April 24th), in which researchers will compare aging in nonhuman primates to aging humans, is an example… Read More…

  • Feb 06, 2007 • Letter to the Editor
    The Endangered Lab Chimp
    Science Magazine, Project R&R's response

    We commend “The Endangered Lab Chimp” (Science 315; 450) for addressing chimpanzee experimentation, in which the U.S. stands alone amid international bans. Claims that chimpanzees are indispensable… Read More…

  • Feb 05, 2007 • Related News
    Science debates chimpanzee research

    Science reports U.S. is last country actively conducting biomedical research on chimpanzees—1,133 “lab chimps” remain held In an article exploring the current U.S. government moratorium on the… Read More…

  • Jan 24, 2007 • Project R&R News
    Gwen and All Elder Chimpanzees

    Boston, MA—January 24, 2007—Heartbreaking and sobering news brought sadness but renewed commitment to Project R&R’s Elder Campaign. Gwen, believed to have been the oldest chimpanzee held in a… Read More…

  • Jul 21, 2006 • Letter to the Editor
    Scientists say AIDS vaccine may be out of reach
    N.J. Star Ledger, 07/17/06—Project R&R’s response: Jarrod Bailey, PhD, Scientific Advisor

    Sir, The news that 25 years of research and billions of public dollars have failed to result in the development of an AIDS vaccine is devastating, but no… Read More…

  • May 05, 2006 • Letter to the Editor
    Yerkes Focus of Chimp ‘Awareness Campaign’—Bailey
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 04/20/06—Project R&R’s response: Jarrod Bailey, PhD, Scientific Advisor

    To the Editor: In “Yerkes focus of chimp ‘awareness campaign’” (AJC, 20th April), the director of the Yerkes Primate Center dismissed opponents of chimpanzee research as ignorant and… Read More…

  • May 03, 2006 • Letter to the Editor
    Yerkes Focus of Chimp ‘Awareness Campaign’—Capaldo
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 04/20/06—Project R&R’s response: Theo Capaldo, EdD, President

    To the Editor: We appreciate coverage of Project R&R’s In Their Own Words national launch in Atlanta (“Yerkes focus of chimp ‘awareness campaign’” April 20th), but clarification is… Read More…

  • Dec 21, 2005 • Related News
    Austria Bans Experiments on Great Apes

    In December 2005, Austria amended its animal protection laws to forbid experiments on chimpanzees, orangutans, and gorillas effective January 2006 (see full story below). Although such experiments… Read More…

  • Nov 04, 2005 • Related News
    Yerkes fined for negligence in chimpanzee’s death

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) fined Emory University and the Yerkes National Primate Research Center (Yerkes) $1,375 for violations of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA)… Read More…

  • Oct 06, 2005 • Related News
    Brazilian decision recognizes chimpanzee as legal subject

    In a historic decision on September 28, 2005, a Brazilian judge recognized a chimpanzee, Suíça, as a legal subject in a habeas corpus proceeding seeking her release from… Read More…

  • Aug 31, 2005 •
    Genome sequencing of chimpanzee reveals similarities and critical differences

    Read the article: Genome sequencing of chimpanzee reveals similarities and critical differences   Read More…

  • Aug 05, 2005 • Related News
    Dr. Jane Goodall and world animal protection community:: call for an end to research on nonhuman primates

    Dr. Jane Goodall and animal protection organizations from around the globe showed their unified support in calling for an end to the use of nonhuman primates in biomedical… Read More…

  • Jul 27, 2005 • Letter to the Editor
    What Does an Aging Chimp Do… Smith
    New York Times Magazine, 07/24/05—Response by Tony Smith, Fauna Foundation

    Dear Editor: While Charles Siebert’s article “A Planet of the Retired Apes” answered many questions, it left some questions not only unanswered but not even asked. As… Read More…

  • Jul 26, 2005 • Letter to the Editor
    What Does an Aging Chimp Do… Cramer
    New York Times Magazine, 07/24/05—Response by Marjorie Cramer, MD, FACS

    Dear Editor: As a physician deeply concerned about human health and disease, I was impressed with the article “Planet of the Retired Apes” but dismayed that more attention… Read More…

  • Jul 24, 2005 • Letter to the Editor
    What Does an Aging Chimp Do… Capaldo
    New York Times Magazine, 07/24/05—NEAVS’ response: Theo Capaldo, EdD, President

    Dear Editor: “What Does an Aging Chimp Do…” (07/24/05) raised key questions: Is it right or necessary to cause suffering (or death) to a species so like us?… Read More…

  • Jul 24, 2005 • Letter to the Editor
    What Does an Aging Chimp Do… Stagno
    New York Times Magazine, 07/24/05 — NEAVS’ response: Barbara Stagno, Program Specialist

    Dear Editor: Your July 24 article on retirement sanctuaries for chimpanzees failed to clarify that taxpayer dollars will pay for these chimpanzees—deemed “surplus” by the National Institutes… Read More…

  • May 06, 2005 • Related News
    HSUS lawsuit to obtain USDA lab records takes step forward

    Although the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has helped animal protection groups gain access to public information about animals in labs, some government agencies fail to comply with… Read More…

  • Mar 29, 2005 • Related News
    Cruelty charges dropped against Charles River Labs
    The Boston Globe, 03/29/05—NEAVS’ response: Dr. Ray Greek, MD, Scientific Advisor

    Dear Editors: “Cruelty charges dropped against Charles River Labs” (March 29) reminds us that researchers and laboratories using chimpanzees must be forced to justify their use of taxpayer… Read More…

  • Feb 09, 2005 • Related News
    Allegations of animal cruelty at New Iberia prompt investigation and lawsuit

    According to a lawsuit filed in February 2005, the U.S. Department of Agriculture “has initiated an official investigation” of alleged violations of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) at… Read More…

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