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A Critical Crossroads for Biomedical Research

September 8, 2022
[caption id="attachment_4235" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Illustration: Rise for Animals[/caption] The field of medical research and testing is at a critical crossroads. Do we continue to dump billions of taxpayer dollars into outdated, unreliable, costly, and inhumane animal testing that overwhelmingly fails to produce real results for human health? Or do we…

Good News for Dogs and Cats in Massachusetts!

August 8, 2022
An Act Protecting Research Animals—also known as the “Beagle Bill”—was signed into law on Thursday by Governor Charlie Baker. The Beagle Bill requires Massachusetts research and testing facilities to offer healthy, “retired” dogs and cats for placement through animal rescue organizations, rather than automatically killing them. Not only do dogs…

Act Now to Save More Beagles (and Other Dogs)!

August 3, 2022
We could not be happier for the 4,000 beagles who are being rescued from Envigo’s breeding facility in Virginia – thanks to this huge effort, these deserving beings will not be sold as test subjects to labs across the country.  But, for the almost 50,000 dogs…

Act Now to Help Take the Cruelty Out of Cosmetics!

July 15, 2022
New legislation will put our ability to end cosmetic animal testing at risk—but you can do something about it.  On June 14, 2022, the FDA Safety & Landmark Advancements Act (FDASLA) (S. 4348) advanced through the Senate Committee on Health, Education,…

Thanks to You: Cooper’s Happily Ever After

June 18, 2022
On a bright summer morning, Cooper the dog awakes with a satisfying stretch, his four sleek legs pressed toward the ceiling. His long tail thumping and batlike ears flapping, Cooper rises and excitedly bounds around the room. [caption id="attachment_1949" align="alignleft" width="1024"] At left, Cooper holds a toy pumpkin in his…

Act Now to Save Animals and Modernize Science

March 10, 2022
Science should be both ethical and effective. The good news is we can have it both ways!  Recently, the FDA Modernization Act of 2021 (H.R. 2565) was introduced to Congress. This bill aims to “amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to allow manufacturers…