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Thanks to You: Cooper’s Happily Ever After

October 17, 2020
A dog’s dream life On a crisp October morning, Cooper awakes with a satisfying stretch, his four sleek legs pressed toward the morning sunshine that streams through a nearby window. His long tail thumping and batlike ears flapping, Cooper gets up, excitedly bounding around the room.

SABOTAGE! Scientist kills pregnant mice to ruin experiment

October 15, 2020
A disgruntled scientist squeezed the life out of seven pregnant mice. You’ll never believe what happened at a renowned teaching hospital in Boston— Records recently obtained by Rise for Animals reveal the brutal killing of animals at Tufts University.
“The unauthorized researcher...admitted he caused the loss...to negatively impact [another experimenter’s]…

What Were Their Names?

September 1, 2020
Being killed by a cage-washing machine would be one of the worst ways to die. I used to work at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) as an animal care technician and I was horrified to learn that this is exactly how two monkeys were recently killed. The temperature…

Lab Hangs Animals by Their Tails for Cruel Experiments

October 10, 2020
I’ve had companion mice and rats for almost my entire life. When I was young, my parents wanted to instill in me an undying love for animals, and they deemed rodents to be the most appropriate to start with. Clearly, considering I’m an animal rights attorney, that tactic…

MSPCA Failing Farm Animals

October 9, 2020
The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) has portrayed itself as a leader in animal rights advocacy for all animals.  When the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) successfully pursued the landmark ballot initiative “Question 3” that resulted in a new law which will soon…

Virginia is for Torturers

October 1, 2020
Imagine you’re face to face with a researcher who hurts helpless animals on purpose. Would you ask him, “What happened to you—to make you torture?” Our team recently uncovered records from Virginia that you have to see. In three different cases, researchers got permission to deliberately inflict pain on animals.…

Newborn monkeys in goggles? Not cute. DEADLY.

September 30, 2020
It starts the day a monkey is born. Researchers at the University of Houston rip the tiny infant from his mother. They force him into solitary confinement. What happens next—you have to see to believe. [caption id="attachment_1865" align="aligncenter" width="519"] A blurry image uncovered by Rise for Animals shows a baby…

Missing: Veterinarians

September 29, 2020
TRUE or FALSE? Facilities that experiment on animals must have a veterinarian on site. If you answered FALSE, you’re right.

It’s shocking. The current Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals does not require animal research facilities to employ a full-time—or even part-time—vet.