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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 This landmark bill would allow drug developers to apply for FDA approval without relying on outdated animal tests.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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End monstrous experiments on monkeys at Rockefeller U

Last year CAARE exposed senseless experiments on monkeys at Rockefeller University that probe their brains to study how the brain deciphers facial recognition. Through highly invasive experiments, these living sentient individuals are turned into recording devices to satisfy scientific curiosity.

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Help save animals from cruel drug tests

The FDA Modernization Act is under peril. Two lawmakers have introduced substitute legislation that would omit the FDA Modernization Act from the final FDA legislative packet – an act that would maintain the requirement for animal testing for new drug development.

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Tell the Senate not to weaken bans on animal testing

Your help is urgently needed to remove a dangerous provision that has been added to S.4348, the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Landmark Advancements Act (FDASLA).

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FDA Modernization Act to be voted on this week!

This is an historic moment. The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote tomorrow June 7 on the FDA Modernization Act as a rider to the Food and Drug Amendments of 2022.

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Contact Congress to support the FDA Modernization Act

Most will never have a name, but they are no different from other animals we know. They need love and companionship but spend their lives in isolation. The rare touch from a human hand is likely to come with pain, callousness and death.

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Oppose bias in NASEM panel to evaluate primate research

The future of primates in biomedical research is being examined by a committee under the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM).

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