Wednesday, October 21, 2009

R&R October eNews

Project R&R Responds to Thai Vaccine Study

On September 24, 2009, results from an HIV vaccine clinical trial (known as the Thai Phase III HIV vaccine study or RV144) revealed a new experimental vaccine to be 31 percent effective in preventing HIV infection. Over 16,000 men and women participated in the trial, which was conducted in Thailand by the Thai Ministry of Public Health and sponsored by the U.S. Army Surgeon General in collaboration with the Department of Defense and the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

This is welcome news, but according to Dr. Jarrod Bailey, Science Director of Project R&R, optimism should be guarded. Read more...

Great Ape Protection Act Update

70 Cosponsors Now on Bill

Thanks to supporters like you across the country who are contacting their representatives, the Great Ape Protection Act is now up to 70 cosponsors. The bill is currently in the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Please call your representative and ask him/her to support H.R. 1326, the Great Ape Protection Act, by cosponsoring the bill. If your rep is already on board as a cosponsor, ask that s/he strongly supports it through to passage. Please also help us get even more cosponsors on board by asking at least two other constituents – your neighbors, friends, family – to contact their Reps as well.

Compassionate Living Raffle Winners are In!

Congratulations to the winners of our 2009 Compassionate Living Raffle, Dawn C. of Halifax, MA and Sandee G. of Chesterville, ME

We thank everyone who participated by buying or selling tickets, raising critical funds for our work to end animal testing and promote non-animal alternatives. Your efforts help prevent the needless suffering of millions of animals and lead to better science for humans.

You can continue to help us meet our year-end fundraising goals by donating here.

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