AMP in the News

Recent news stories featuring Americans for Medical Progress

A Tragic But Important Reminder

Written by Paula Clifford

It’s sometimes easy to forget our species is under constant attack.

Our access to safe food supplies guards us against dangerous bacteria, viruses and parasites. Modern plumbing and sewage systems have relegated several diseases to rare threats. Then there are vaccines. Once common diseases like hepatitis are relatively rare and polio has nearly vanished thanks to vaccinations many of us received in the first few weeks of life. Read more.

Published February 14th, 2020 by InsideSources

Unleashing the Truth Behind Animal Testing

From 2016 to 2017, the number of animals used in medical and cosmetic research dropped from 820,812 to 792,168, according to the National Anti-Vivisection Society. Animal testing is a subject that can difficult to address, but you might consider it necessary if you want to have a place in the debate on this topic. Read more. SEE PAGE 32

Published February 12, 2020 by PULSE Magazine

AMP Comments on NIH Animal Research and Oversight

‘Shocking’ animal welfare violations uncovered at US government labs.

Washington (AFP) – Mice baked to death after a heating system failure, or left to die from hunger and thirst when researchers forgot to put food or water in their cages for a week — and nobody noticed. Read more.

Published February 6th, 2020 by Yahoo!News

New Jersey’s Research Community Welcomes Passage of Homes for Animal Heroes Act

New Jersey’s thriving biomedical research community applauds the Legislature for passing Assembly Bill 3274/Senate Bill 2826, the “Homes for Animal Heroes Act.” Under the legislation, which passed the General Assembly unanimously today, institutions throughout New Jersey must re-home cats and dogs used in vital research studies with loving families when the research is completed. Today’s vote in the Assembly follows the New Jersey Senate’s 34-0 passage of the Homes for Animal Heroes Act in February 2019. Read more.

Published January 13th by InsiderNJ

2020 U.S. spending bill restricts some animal research, pushes for lab animal retirement

AMP Board Chair Cindy Buckmaster Speaks With Science Magazine About Research Restrictions Included in the Latest Federal Spending Bill. Read more.

Published December 19, 2019 by Science Magazine

New EPA Plan Will Place Animals at Risk; So Why Is PETA Celebrating?

Written by Paula Clifford

Believe it or not, PETA, the group that claims to advocate for animals, is celebrating the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to deregulate the chemical industry. Read more.

Published October 8, 2019 by Holland Sentinel

Young Science Writers Enjoy NIH Visit

It’s possible that some of America’s future health leaders briefly appeared on campus this summer. The students were taking part in a program called Curious Science Writers, which offers high schoolers interested in science writing and research a chance to gain firsthand experience. Read more.

Published September 20, 2019 by NIH Record

Letter: AMP Applauds Texas A&M Research

Re: “Raising hope and alarm — Texas A&M researchers have quietly bred sick dogs in their quest for a cure to human muscular dystrophy/While PETA and other animal activists protest, families support lab work,” Sunday news story. Read more.

Published September 20, 2019 by The Dallas Morning News