Archive for the ‘Animal Testing’ Category

Stop wasting tax dollars on chimp abuse

Eric Kleiman | In Defense of Animals The National Institutes of Health wants you to believe that chimpanzee experimentation is necessary. It so badly wants you to believe this that the agency just two months ago began to use your tax dollars to fund a propaganda campaign for "educating the public" regarding the "importance of chimpanzees in biomedical research." Why is the ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Applauds Historic McClatchy Chimpanzee Expose

Medical records are next phase in fight to end chimpanzee experimentation In Defense of Animals applauds the three-part "Special Report" on chimpanzee experimentation by McClatchy Newspapers investigative reporter Chris Adams, which has been featured in papers nationwide including the Sacramento Bee, San Jose Mercury News, Kansas City Star, Miami Herald, Arizona Republic, and Charlotte Observer; high-profile blogs such as the Huffington Post and DailyKos; ... Full story

Portland Activists Speak Out Against Animal Experimentation

Wednesday demonstration to highlight World Week for Animals in Laboratories Portland, Ore. (April 19, 2011) - Millions of Americans are filing their taxes this week, unaware that their tax dollars support "cash cow" scientists, some of whom receive millions of dollars in grants each year, as well as a large population of chimpanzees growing old in laboratories. But some people are aware of this waste, and this ... Full story

Rescue Of 55 Monkeys From Insolvent New Jersey Research Lab Continues

1,700-mile journey to freedom will reach Oklahoma sanctuary today, then on to Texas sanctuaries Friday night and Saturday San Antonio, Texas (July 16, 2010) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection and rescue organization, is transporting 55 rescued long-tailed macaque monkeys from an insolvent toxicology laboratory in Oxford, New Jersey. Continuing a journey that began yesterday, IDA will deliver eight of the monkeys ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Assists In Rescue Of 55 Monkeys From New Jersey Research Lab

Organization coordinates 1,700-mile journey to freedom Oxford, N.J. (July 15, 2010) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection and rescue organization, along with several other groups has rescued 118 beagles and 55 long-tailed macaque monkeys from an insolvent toxicology laboratory in Oxford, New Jersey. The beagles were transported from the lab to shelters two weeks ago. Today, IDA will take the monkeys to ... Full story

World Week for Animals in Laboratories Highlights Ridiculous Research

Experiments at prestigious universities criticized for wasting taxpayer dollars Washington, DC (April 20, 2010) – World Week for Animals in Laboratories (WWAIL) is underway, with demonstrations across the globe highlighting the waste of taxpayer dollars on cruel and ridiculous animal research. Only days after taxpayers in the United States filed their annual tax returns, and as tax protests reach new heights, In Defense of Animals (IDA) ... Full story

Americans Should Know Where Their Taxes Go, Animal Research Watchdog Group Says

Rats Vaginally Stimulated, Monkeys Losing Weight by Exercising Just Tip of the Iceberg, Says IDA Washington, DC (April 14, 2010) – Today, as April 15 fast approaches for American taxpayers, In Defense of Animals (IDA) is unveiling its “Top 10 Reasons Why Animal Research is a Cruel Joke” in recognition of ridiculous and wasteful experiments funded by your tax dollars. “With unemployment sky-high and our economy still ... Full story

Coalition sues US government over failure to respond to animal testing petition

Washington/London – A coalition of animal protection groups today filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accusing the agency of violating its duty under the Administrative Procedure Act. The  lawsuit  states  that  the  FDA  failed  to  act  on  a  petition  asking  the  agency to  require  the  use  of  scientifically sound alternatives to the use of animals in testing to ... Full story

Every Day Is April Fool's Day for Taxpayers When it Comes to Animal Experiments, Watchdog Group Claims

"Top 10 Reasons Why Animal Research is a Cruel Joke" List Released Today San Rafael, Calif. - Today, as Americans prepare to file their annual tax returns, In Defense of Animals (IDA) is unveiling its "Top 10 Reasons Why Animal Research is a Cruel Joke" in recognition of ridiculous and wasteful experiments funded by your tax dollars. "If you think all animal research is used ... Full story

Celebrities Speak Against NASA ' s Monkey Radiation Experiments

Woody Harrelson, Zachary Quinto, Alicia Silverstone, James Cromwell, Allison Janney, Kristen Bell, Emily Deschanel, and Elizabeth Perkins, join IDA’s effort to save monkeys San Rafael, Calif. - In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization with over 85,000 members, today released letters from celebrities opposed to NASA-funded experiments. The experiments, which NASA wants conducted at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), involve irradiating squirrel monkeys. IDA ... Full story

Watchdog Organization Asks NIH To Stop $15 Million OHSU Primate Center Expansion

Demonstration at OHSU will protest the waste of federal stimulus funding and OHSU's pattern of negligent care of monkeys Portland, Ore. - In Defense of Animals (IDA) and other animal advocates will be outside the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) main hospital on Thursday, January 21, carrying signs with messages such as, “Expand your circle of compassion, not your primate center.” Activists will distribute information ... Full story

In Defense of Animals Wins Landmark FOIA Victory in Federal Court

Washington, DC —After a seven-year court fight, including the first trial in years involving the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been ordered by a federal judge to disclose 1,017 pages of records obtained during an investigation of controversial toxicology lab Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) to In Defense of Animals, the animal protection group said today. Full story
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