Action Alerts

Ask Harvard to End Deadly Marmoset Experiment
It is clear from Harvard Medical School’s track record on animal care that animals are not safe at its facilities, and details that have emerged about a recent marmoset’s escape and death at NEPRC are extremely troubling. I am writing to ask that you immediately end this deadly and unnecessary marmoset aging experiment and retire the remaining marmosets to sanctuary.
The marmoset who died last October escaped from his cage, was captured, and was forced into a restraint tube barely larger than his body. Then, he underwent an EchoMRI study while possibly suffering lethal injuries, and was later found dead. This experiment is extremely cruel and completely unnecessary. Aging can be studied ethically and effectively in human population studies and clinical trials instead.
Please prevent the marmosets still at risk at NEPRC from further harm by ending the deadly aging experiment and retiring the remaining marmosets to sanctuary.
Tell New England Primate Research Center to immediately end the facility’s deadly and unnecessary marmoset experiment and retire the remaining marmosets to sanctuary.


Mark Barnes, J.D., LL.M.
Interim Managing Director
New England Primate Research Center


Stop the Road to Ruin in Alaska!
Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service NOT to allow a road to tear through Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. Please take action now — the deadline for public comments is Friday, May 18th.
Izembek National Wildlife Refuge is one of Alaska’s most ecologically unique refuges, with lagoons, tundra and stunning mountain peaks. This incredible habitat is home to brown bears, wolverines, caribou and other wildlife.
But federal officials are under pressure to move forward with a terrible plan to slice through this special place with an expensive, unnecessary road that would devastate fragile habitat and the wildlife that lives there.


Vanessa Kaufman
Office of Public Affairs
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
phone 703/358-2138

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Hi, I'm Rachel and I've been active with NARN as long as I've been vegan 13 years! I made the choice to be vegan after learning about what happens to egg laying chickens and dairy cows. I had previously been vegetarian for 7 years because I finally made the connection that beef came from cows and pork came from pigs (duh, I know). I didn't want my food choices to cause the death of an animal. It just seems like common sense to not eat animals if you care at all about animals, the earth or your fellow human beings. I became active with NARN because after I found out about the atrocities happening to animals, I felt that I had to do what I could to help stop these injustices. NARN is local, puts the animals first, and networks with other groups. We aren't worried about getting credit - just helping the animals. One of my favorite quotes is: "I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all." ~ Leo Rosten and "Progress in every age results only from the fact that there are some men and women who refuse to believe that what they know to be right cannot be done." --Russell W. Davenport

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