10.22.19

Animal Freedom from Testing, Experiments and Research (AFTER) Act(HR 2897/S 2322)

The AFTER Act (HR 2897/S 2322) requires federal agencies to enact policies allowing for the retirement of dogs, cats and other animals no longer needed in government experimentation.

House leads: Brendan Boyle (D-PA) & Jackie Walorski (R-IN)Senate leads: Susan Collins (R-ME) & Gary Peters (D-MI)

Animals are used in tests ranging from non-invasive studies to painful experiments without pain relief.

Because most agencies do not have policies for retiring animals post-research, healthy animals that often

cost taxpayers thousands of dollars each are killed in government labs, rather than being adopted out,

released to shelters or relocated to suitable sanctuaries.

Studies show that former laboratory animals can thrive after retirement from research.

FEDERAL AGENCIES SUPPORT LAB ANIMAL RETIREMENT

NIH: In 2019, the NIH enacted a policy allowing for the retirement of healthy animals after experiments end.

VA: In 2018, the VA adopted the government’s first policy supporting the post-research retirement of AWA- covered animals, stating: “VA has an ethical obligation to arrange for placement of healthy and socially

adjusted animals.”

Other agencies do not yet have formal policies but otherwise support lab animal retirement:

 CDC & FDA: In a Jan 2019 letter to Congress, CDC and FDA wrote, “We are supportive of the adoption of cats, dogs and primates when relocation is safe and medically appropriate.”

o DOD: “The Department’s view is that adoption or retirement of animals involved in research...should be considered wherever possible.”

o FDA: In 2018, FDA successfully retired 26 primates to a sanctuary after ending tests on the animals.o USDA: After ending testing on kittens in 2019, USDA adopted out the remaining cats to staff.

STATES, INDUSTRY & TAXPAYERS SUPPORT LAB ANIMAL RETIREMENT

The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine states it “fully supports the concept of adoption” and “Adoption of research animals is valued by the public, laboratory animal professionals, and the entire researchcommunity.”

11 states—CA, CT, DE, IL, MD, MN, NV, NY, OR, RI and WA—have passed laws encouraging or requiring the adoption of cats, dogs and other animals no longer needed in research.

Over 1.2 million advocates have signed WCW’s petition urging federal agencies to adopt out lab animals.

Violet was adopted from a taxpayer-funded lab by the White Coat Waste Project team.

WASTEFUL KILLING OF HEALTHY DOGS, CATS AND OTHER ANIMALS IN FEDERAL LABS

• Over 50,000 cats, dogs, monkeys, rabbits and other AWA-regulated animals were held and/or used in federal labs in FY18 (CDC, Commerce, DHS, DOD, DOI, EPA, FDA, NASA, NIH, SI, USDA & VA).

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Dr.Neil Barnard,  shares PCRM Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine updates about our work to end cruel monkey experiments at Elon Musk’s company Neuralink; making headlines and more!


For the past 18 months, PETA has shared with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services evidence that we painstakingly unearthed documenting a slew of catastrophic problems at the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC) at the University

of Washington, including the following:

The center’s admitted destruction of public records
Its appalling and unexplained primate deaths
Its long list of violations of animal protection laws
Its violations of state health and veterinary regulations
Rampant disease and toxic waste exposures at its breeding facility in Arizona

But the feds still thought it was a great idea to funnel tax dollars into this bastion of incompetence and cruelty—awarding it a

nearly $13 million annual infrastructure grant. That’s in addition to the tens of millions of dollars that the National Institutes of

Health has already given it this year alone to fund useless and deadly experiments on monkeys.

These are your tax dollars at work, harming animals and delaying cures.

You can read more about this here.

Then, please join PETA in calling for the immediate closure of the WaNPRC

and the release of the monkeys to reputable sanctuaries.


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Urge President Biden to Appoint New NIH Director That’s Pro-Modern Science, Anti-Animal Testing.      

TAKE ACTION ! Ask your Senators to help end primate experiments.  We are the voice for the voiceless !

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END WASTEFUL NIH EXPERIMENTS PAID FOR WITH YOUR TAX DOLLARS!

Make retirement a requirement . SIGNATURES NEEDED!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) REFUSES to create a retirement policy for lab animal survivors.

Instead of adopting out lab animal survivors to a loving homes and sanctuaries, lazy CDC white coats prefer to kill them. It’s just more convenient.


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The feds appear to have caught up with longtime monkey exploiter Covance, a laboratory for hire and one of the largest

importers of primates into the U.S. The Department of Justice has subpoenaed the company for records involving the

purchase of monkeys from overseas. We’ll see where this inquiry leads!  PETA



 

PETA has been exposing Covance’s appalling practices for more than a decade, including in an 11-month undercover

investigation at one of its massive—and now shuttered—laboratories. We’ve repeatedly shown why Covance is considered

among the premier profiteers of pain and suffering in a crowd of dreadful dealers of misery.

See why Covance is in hot water with the feds here:

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Thank you for your compassion for animals.

April 24 is World Day for Laboratory Animals – 
 
During Lab Animal Week – April 22 to 29 – please contact your representative and ask them to support an end to testing of cosmetics on animals and for animal tests to be replaced with advanced scientific methods – where a non-animal alternative exists, it should be used. 


During Lab Animal Week – April 22 to 29 – please contact your representative and ask them to support an end to testing of cosmetics on animals and for animal tests to be replaced with advanced scientific methods – where a non-animal alternative exists, it should be used.
 
The US is one of the world’s largest importers of primates for research – terrified

monkeys continue to be torn from their forest homes to be taken to laboratory animal suppliers and from there, they are sold to laboratories where behind closed doors, they suffer in horrific experiments.
 
In the US alone, an estimated 17 million animals are used in experiments each year,

despite that advanced scientific alternatives are available and can produce faster, more accurate results, relevant to humans. 
 
The fundamental flaw of animal research is species differences – each species responds differently to chemicals, drugs and other substances and studies have found that the outcome of a laboratory experiment can be affected by the animal’s age, sex, diet and

even bedding materials. These differences have provided misleading results when products have passed safety tests in animals, only to cause adverse effects in humans.


Aspirin causes birth defects in monkeys, but is widely used by pregnant women without the same effect.

Opren, the anti-arthritis drug, was passed safe in animal tests. It was withdrawn after causing more than 70 deaths, and serious side effects in 3,500 other people, including damage to the skin, eyes, circulation, liver and kidneys.It doesn’t have to be like this. Sophisticated and advanced non-animal methods are better for science as well as

humans and animals. We also contribute to development, promotion and education about the benefits of moving to advanced technology to replace animals.

Please help us champion non-animal methods to save animals from a life in the lab. Donate today.
Aspirin causes birth defects in monkeys, but is widely used by pregnant women without the same effect.

Opren, the anti-arthritis drug, was passed safe in animal tests. It was withdrawn after causing more than 70 deaths, and serious side effects in 3,500 other people, including damage to the skin, eyes, circulation, liver and kidneys.It doesn’t have to be like this. Sophisticated and advanced non-animal methods are better for science as well as humans and animals. We also contribute to development, promotion and education about the benefits of moving to advanced technology to replace animals. Animal Defenders International



Historic News !

26 Squirrel Monkeys retired from FDA research to Jungle friends Primate Sanctuary in Gainesville,FL . First time ever the FDA has retired monkeys to sanctuary !

                   


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