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Tormenting Mice is a Far Stretch for Cancer Research

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston conducted a study claiming to show how yoga stretching may have a positive impact on breast cancer. The problem is the study, conducted on mice, has nothing to do with yoga stretching or human breast cancer.

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Tell NIH not to gut animal welfare protections

June 10, 2018

A small but powerful collection of animal experimentation groups has presented measures to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that would drastically weaken existing policies and regulations protecting animals in laboratories.

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NJH: Stop torturing animals with antiquated smoke machines

CAARE recently learned that National Jewish Health (NJH), a research hospital specializing in respiratory diseases, conducts cruel smoking experiments on animals. Worse still, in a sign of reckless neglect, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) cited NJH with a critical violation of the Animal Welfare Act, which indicates that an animal died or was seriously injured.

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EPA = Exploiting Precious Animals!

May 5, 2018

Despite a number of hopeful signs that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is implementing new policies and procedures to reduce and replace animals in chemical safety tests, the reality is just the opposite.

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Tell NTP: Don't put a road block in the Road Map

April 4, 2018

January 30, 2018 saw another milestone in phasing out the use of animals in drug and chemical safety testing. The National Toxicology Program (NTP), an interagency program headquartered at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), issued a “Strategic Roadmap” detailing plans involving 16 federal agencies to provide more human- relevant toxicology data while reducing the use of animals.

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End horrific cat experiments at SUNY College of Optometry

October 16, 2017

It's time to end highly-invasive brain experiments that have maimed and killed hundreds of cats and kittens for more than thirty years.

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Ask new FDA commissioner to end required animal tests

July 21, 2017

New plans to modernize drug development at the FDA must include an end to required animal testing.

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Pregnant baboons starved to study their young

June 21, 2017

The National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) is funding experiments that have deliberately starved pregnant baboons to see what effect it will have on their offspring.

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Tell U of Montana: Crushing animals spines is a giant step backwards!

UPDATE: CAARE has learned that the job posting for animal research director at the Neural Injury Center has been removed. We consider this a hopeful sign that the University of Montana is listening to the compassionate public. Please continue to send your polite letters to UM.

The University of Montana in Missoula is planning to expand the use of animals for experiments in head trauma and spinal cord injury at its Neural Injury Center. Tell them that non-animal research is both humane and beneficial, and a true path forward to treating neural injury in people.

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Contact Congress: Partial data restoration by USDA is not enough!

March 1, 2017

Amidst widespread condemnation for purging an entire database containing thousands of animal welfare and regulatory compliance records, the USDA has restored some of the information online. But the information posted by USDA is severely lacking because it is not current.

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