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Avenging Ash, a Puppy Whose Life Was Stolen

October 6, 2021
We need your help to stop a horrifying, unnecessary tragedy like this from happening again. Through public records requests, we dug up internal documents that illustrate the stark cruelty that led to the untimely death of Ash, a 10-month-old golden retriever puppy confined in a University of Florida (U of…

In Remembrance of Russ Kick, 1969-2021

September 27, 2021
With great sadness, we share the news of the passing of Russ Kick, Rise for Animals’ Director of Open Records. Russ was an activist with a passion and unmatched skillset for “undeleting” official secrets and government documents. At Rise, Russ was instrumental in the creation and upkeep of ARLO,…

2020 Pandemic Silver Lining: Fewer Animals in Experiments

August 10, 2021
Recently released data from laboratories that experiment on animals reveal a silver lining from the COVID-19 pandemic: the number of animals used in experiments went down for the first time since 2017. Every year, labs and other institutions that conduct experiments on animals that are protected by the…

Lab Staff Can’t Keep Track of Their Baby Monkeys

July 14, 2021
In 2020, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), which houses the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC), had almost 2,400 monkeys at its lab. That’s a lot of monkeys. It makes you wonder: how can they possibly care for so many individuals and follow every procedure? Well, the truth…

WATCH: Rare Video Released from ASU Primate Lab

July 7, 2021
[embed]https://youtu.be/lJ5NQlHheK0[/embed] You might remember the devastating photos we uncovered last year that showed a monkey at Arizona State University (ASU) stuffed into a straightjacket and tied to a restraint chair. Sadly, he isn’t the only monkey suffering in ASU’s primate laboratory. We’ve caught ASU hurting monkeys yet…