2023’s wins for animals in labs signals a future without animal testing

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Artificial intelligence, organ-on-chip technology and 3D bioprinting: These advancements promise to dramatically reshape our world, and they’ll play a part in making animal experiments obsolete. Sophisticated testing and research methods that use human cells or human biology-based technology will one day completely replace experiments on animals—a game-changer not just […]

Progress! California passes law to expand use of non-animal alternatives in testing labs

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Fewer animals will suffer in experiments in California laboratories thanks to a bill sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States and signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on Sunday. AB 357 was authored by Assemblymember Brian Maienschein, D-San Diego, and received wide bipartisan support throughout the […]

Elderly chimp’s story shows the immense progress we’ve made for animals in labs

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Samantha was a little over a year old in 1976 when her world changed forever: The tiny chimpanzee was sold to a laboratory in Liberia by a resident of a nearby village. Like many of the other chimps at the lab, her parents had probably been killed by poachers […]

New York state bans cosmetics animal testing, capping off a year of wins for animals in labs

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block With Gov. Kathy Hochul’s signature earlier this month, New York became the 10th state in the U.S. to prevent the sale of cosmetics that have been newly tested on animals. This represents just the latest gain in a worldwide movement to end cosmetics animal testing on animals. Worldwide, we’re […]

UW, Other Schools Face Calls to Improve Animal Safety in Research Labs

The University of Wisconsin won a recent legal battle tied to accusations of animal abuse within its research facilities. Activists hope that doesn’t end the conversation – or the scrutiny. The case had to do with the university restricting social media comments critical of certain conditions. Those comments were posted by Maddie Krasno, who graduated […]

Rosie Labs Showcases the Power of NFTs for Good With Rosie Rosé Wine Initiative Benefitting Near & Far Animal Foundation

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rosie Labs, the New York City-based global marketing services collective, today announced its new Non-Fungible Token (NFT) marketplace, Rosie Labs for Good, with the aim of helping rescue efforts of the Near and Far Animal Foundation (NAFAF), a rescue dedicated to finding “forever homes” for animals in the direst of circumstances. Designed to […]

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