Theodora Capaldo, NEAVS
president, stated: "We are happy our lawsuit convinced FWS it could not go forward with this permit as planned and that Lucas, Fritz, Agatha, Abby, Tara, Faye, Elvira and Georgia will at least get a 30-day reprieve from being shipped overseas to an unaccredited zoo where they would be exhibited and bred for commercial purpose.
NEAVS warned allowing export could open the door to other labs sending chimpanzees anywhere in the world.
sanctuaries can provide homes and NEAVS pledges lifetime care to Georgia, the matriarch.
NEAVS President Theodora Capaldo said: "We are greatly relieved to know that Arthur and Phoenix are now in one of the finest sanctuaries in the country.
Weber had agreed to transfer ownership of Arthur and Phoenix to NEAVS so that NEAVS could permanently place them in an appropriate sanctuary dedicated exclusively to the care and well being of chimpanzees.
As an organization whose mission is to move the world toward limitless compassion, NEAVS
wishes to provide some of these much needed items on behalf of our thousands of caring supporters," Capaldo said.
As a psychologist and president of one of the country's oldest and most respected animal advocacy organizations, I find the supposed naive disbelief expressed by the EHS anatomy instructor, the principal, superintendent, and other 'educators' that 'people would be disturbed' by a Nativity made up of once living, breathing, feeling beings to be truly disturbing," said NEAVS President Theodora Capaldo, EdD.
NEAVS and its affiliate, the Ethical Science and Education Coalition (ESEC), have sent copies of Beyond Dissection, a catalog of over 400 alternatives to dissection, and a demonstration disc of Digital Frog2, an interactive CD-ROM dissection simulation program, to the high school.
Theodora Capaldo, EdD, President and Executive Director of NEAVS
, along with members of other U.