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Call Congress on Tuesday November 1

We’re having a National call-in day on Tuesday, November 1st to urge Congress to support the FDA Modernization Act, and we need your help!

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Victory! Senate passes FDA Modernization Act

Yesterday, September 29, 2022, the Senate voted unanimously to pass the bipartisan FDA Modernization Act that would lift the absolute requirement for animal testing in new drug development.

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Two steps forward for ending drug tests on animals

Two major breakthroughs last week paved the way for an end to the use of animals in drug tests.

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Great news! FDA bill on path for success

This is big! Last week the House Health Subcommittee took a huge step towards passing the FDA Modernization Act, which would end FDA’s animal testing requirement, by voting 30 – 0 on May 11 to pass a legislative package that includes the Act.

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A new 3D model to test treatments for fibrosis

There are over 200 connective tissue disorders that currently lack cures or effective treatments, many of which are seriously disabling or even fatal.

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Animal experiments are on the losing side of science

The number of scientists who affirm that animal experiments cannot deliver accurate results for human medicine is never-ending.

Earlier this month, Dr. Alirez Mashaghi, an award-winning doctor and scientist at Harvard and the Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research left no doubt when he said“… the high failure rates of drugs in clinical trials suggest that the differences between animals and humans are too big. Laboratory animals are therefore neither reliable models of humans disease nor good predictors of the effectiveness and toxicity of drugs.”

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Tell Congress: Support the FDA Modernization Act!

Please note: Due to rules imposed by the U.S. Congress, only residents of the U.S. may sign this letter.

The past twenty years have seen astounding progress in developing innovative and superior methods that can replace the use of animals in research and testing. Sophisticated cell cultures such as 3D organoids, organs on chips, along with advances in medical imaging, computer modeling and mapping the human genome have transformed science and medicine.

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Appropriations 2022 language supports nonanimal research

On Thursday, July 15, the House Appropriations Committee approved language supported by CAARE to promote a National Center for Alternatives to Animals in Research under NIH, focused on developing, promoting and funding human-relevant, non-animal methods of research, and to develop a plan for reducing numbers of animals. Also included was language to require NIH to disclose numbers of animals used in federally funded experiments.

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Congress needs to hear from you!

Currently, government funding and incentives for research go towards cruel animal experiments. The Humane Research and Testing Act (HRTA) was established to change that and redirect government to fund modern, human-relevant methods that offer real results without harming innocent animals.

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Let's pass the Humane Research and Testing Act of 2021

CAARE was founded on the principle that the fundamental limitations of animal research, coupled with advances in technology, make animal research outdated, unnecessary, unethical and a hindrance to medical progress. Our consistent efforts in this area led to the introduction of powerful legislation last year to address this systemic problem.

Now we are delighted to announce that the Humane Research and Testing Act of 2021 (HRTA) has been reintroduced in Congress by Representatives Alcee Hastings (D-FL) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL). If passed into law, the bill (H.R. 1744) will establish the National Center for Alternatives to Animals in Research under the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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