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Harming mice will not treat human speech disorders

Mice are tiny, intelligent mammals with a rich and complex social system. In recent years, scientists have published numerous studies demonstrating that mice communicate using an intricate array of sounds, akin to birds and whales. Most of these occur in the ultrasonic range, higher than the human ear can detect.

Though this knowledge should increase respect for mice as sentient beings, in the world of animal experimentation, this means more and crueler ways to abuse them. CAARE has uncovered experiments at Cornell University that examine the brain pathways of mouse sounds, including electrically shocking them until they cry out in distress.

Please join CAARE in opposing this senseless cruelty by sending a letter to decision makers to stop these painful and needless experiments at Cornell.

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Don't let EPA go back on ending animal testing!

In a stunning and disappointing decision, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has announced that it has reversed its prior commitment to end all testing on vertebrate animals by 2035.

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UCSD's "birth injury" experiments on rats must end!

Abominable experiments on female rats are being carried out at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) to purportedly study how prolonged labor can cause muscle injury to reproductive and neighboring organs, like the bowel and bladder.

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Maternal and sensory deprivation experiments on monkeys at Harvard must end

In response to deeply disturbing and antiquated sensory deprivation experiments on baby monkeys at Harvard Medical School, CAARE has submitted a complaint to two federal oversight agencies to investigate.

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Save 1000 monkeys from a terrible fate

The fate of approximately 1,000 long-tailed macaque monkeys hangs in the balance and we urgently need your voice to help save them.

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Neuralink must be shut down

Elon Musk’s medical device company, Neuralink, has once again come under fire for apparent egregious animal-welfare violations. Earlier this year, the company was exposed by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine for botched procedures on monkeys that led to prolonged agony and death. Now Neuralink staff members have alerted the press that animals again needlessly suffered and died because animal testing is being rushed. 

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Swimming for their lives

The forced swim test is an abhorrent experiment that uses animals to study depression in humans. The test has been duly criticized as being exceptionally cruel and of limited applicability to human depression. It involves trapping mice and rats in inescapable cylinders of water and observing them while they struggle to stay afloat, with the dubious assumption that those who “give up” are depressed.

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The House must vote on the FDA Modernization Act

In an amazing achievement last month, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the FDA Modernization Act 2.0 (S.5002) to end the FDA’s mandate for animal testing of all new drugs.

Now we must work to get this landmark bill to the House floor for a vote before the end of the year. The bill previously passed in the House (H.R. 2565) but must be voted on again in the House to reconcile it with the bill passed by the Senate.

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We can make history and end drug tests on animals

As the Congressional year winds down, the fate of the FDA Modernization Act could soon be decided. This landmark bill would allow drug developers to apply for FDA approval without relying on outdated animal tests.

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Call for immediate removal of primate center director

In disturbing news, the director of the $40 million Southwest National Primate Center (SNPRC) will retain his full duties despite admitting to intentionally falsifying and fabricating data in cruel tuberculosis experiments on primates.

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