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Our Lawsuit Against the USDA for Better Treatment of Primate
The Rise for Animals Team, July 9, 2020
On behalf of both NEAVS and the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Harvard Law School’s Animal Law & Policy Clinic filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Agricul
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Reflection From the Grassroots
Amy Meyer, July 2, 2020
There’s an uncomfortable truth about grassroots activism: this work can put us in danger.
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We're Calling on NIH to Admit: Octopus Feel Pain, Too
The Rise for Animals Team, June 24, 2020
We think cephalopods—octopus, squid, and cuttlefish—should be among the animals entitled to humane treatment by animal experimenters receiving our tax dollars. So we've d
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Breaking: New York's Post-Research Adoption Legislation
Frances Chrzan, June 22, 2020
We support Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal’s New York legislation that would help animals get adopted after being used in research.
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Are Rats, Mice, Birds, and Fish Animals?
The Rise for Animals Team, May 1, 2020
The U.S. Government Doesn't Think So
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Dogs in Labs Never Get Exercise
Amy Meyer, January 22, 2020
Experiments on animals in labs are truly horrifying—but the horror doesn’t stop there.
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Look What You Made Possible in 2019
Nathan Herschler, December 24, 2019
As we approach the end of 2019, it’s time to take a step back and reflect on the amazing work we've been able to accomplish thanks to you.
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Congress to USDA: Restore Animal Abuse Records
Mike Ryan, December 20, 2019
Great news! The spending bill being signed into law contains language to help us hold animal abusers accountable.
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Ellie’s Powers
Amy Meyer, December 13, 2019
Like the Stranger Things character she was named after, Ellie the beagle was tortured in a windowless research lab—and escaped.