Action Alerts


Tell Congress to STOP the Rotten Egg Bill…H.R. 3798, S.B. 3239

Contact your representatives and senators!

Cruelty is cruelty.
There is no such thing as an “enriched” battery cage.
No humane organization should ever endorse these abusive confinement systems.
Our state laws and voting rights must not be given away.


Act Today To Stop Sea Lions From Being Killed For Eating Fish

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is considering taking the eastern portion of the Steller sea lion species off the Endangered Species List, where they are listed as “threatened.” NMFS is under pressure from the Oregon and Washington Departments of Fish and Wildlife, who would likely use the delisting to begin killing Steller sea lions – for eating fish – at the Bonneville Dam, where they already “lethally remove” California sea lions.
Please take a moment to submit a public comment to NMFS telling them not to delist the eastern Steller sea lions, which could jeopardize them as well as the endangered western Stellers who share their territory.
To submit a comment directly at the government’s web site, use the form at this link. Please personalize your comment by telling NMFS why you care about this issue. If you have had personal experience viewing Steller sea lions, please discuss that in your comment.


Help Stop the Return of Maternal Deprivation Studies to UW-Madison

We must work together to prevent the return of the infamous Harry Harlow maternal deprivation studies that included rearing infant macaques in isolation chambers for up to 24 months, from which they emerged severely disturbed.
Unfortunately, members of the public have little to no power individually to affect the way animals are used in scientific experimentation in Wisconsin. Last year after we discovered and exposed the fact that the university was violating Wisconsin’s anticruelty laws, the university snapped its fingers and the Wisconsin State Legislature exempted them from those laws.
We are encouraging people to call and to write to Robert Streiffer. Tell him that bringing maternal deprivation back to the UW-Madison is a giant ethical step backwards. Ask him to do everything in his power to stop this and to bring the matter to the attention of the entire campus community. Many people will be shocked to learn that the university has knowingly and willingly chosen to return to its very dark past by reviving and embracing the cruel methods pioneered by Harry Harlow.
The Chair of the oversight committee ultimately responsible for approving Kalin’s and Bennett’s methods is Dr. Robert Streiffer. He is the Chair of the College of Letter and Sciences Animal Care and Use Committee. He teaches philosophy and bio”ethics”. It isn’t outside the realm of possibility that by focussing our attention on him that something might be done to stop Bennett or even send her packing. With enough pressure, maybe Kalin wouldn’t be allowed to begin ripping babies from their mothers’ arms.

Robert Streiffer
1300 University Avenue, Room 1411
Madison, WI 53706-1532

Online contact information:

Department of Medical History and Bioethics (608) 262-7490
Philosophy Department (608) 265-0486 and (608) 263-9479



Tell NIH to Release Chimpanzees From Laboratories

Please tell the NIH to give chimpanzees like Flo the permanent retirement they deserve at suitable, cost-effective sanctuaries and re-focus their efforts on the development of more efficient, economical, and ethical research methods that will drive scientific innovation.


Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI)


Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD
NIH Director
National Institutes of Health
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
(301) 496-4000,


I understand that the National Institutes of Health is in the process of implementing the findings of the December 2011 Institute of Medicine report on the use of chimpanzees in biomedical and behavioral research. As a U.S. taxpayer and concerned citizen, I urge NIH to discontinue the financial support of projects involving invasive chimpanzee use and chimpanzee breeding, send all government-owned chimpanzees to appropriate sanctuaries, and support the further development of alternative research methods.

The results of the Institute of Medicine report along with the financial and ethical issues surrounding the use of chimpanzees in invasive research signal that the time has come to end the use of chimpanzees in invasive and harmful research. It is simply unwise to use limited research dollars on maintaining a population of chimpanzees, an endeavor that has proven to be unnecessary and ethically problematic.

Instead, federally-owned chimpanzees should be sent to a suitable sanctuary, like Chimp Haven in Louisiana, where their daily cost of care will be less than that at a laboratory.

Finally, NIH should be investing further in the development of alternative research methods, which will not only serve to ensure that these highly sentient animals are not used in harmful research, but will also help drive scientific innovation.

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About rachel

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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