The American Anti-Vivisection Society

Rating: 4.92 stars   167 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 801 Old York Road Suite 204 Jenkintown PA 19046 USA

Mission:

The missionof the American Anti-Vivisection Society is tounequivocally oppose and work to end experimentation on animals and to opposeall other forms of cruelty to animals.


Programs: Animalearn is AAVS' education division and focuses on ending vivisection and dissection in the classroom from elementary through college levels. Animalearn operates The Science Bank, a dissection alternatives lending library, which provides alternatives to using animals, from basic dissection to psychology experiments. By participating in national teacher conferences, hosting workshops and in-service days and providing information to individuals who request assistance, Animalearn helps countless students, teachers, parents and other community members make their classrooms more humane.AAVS' Outreach division educates the public about animal issues through our award winning quarterly publication AV Magazine and bimonthly newsletter ActiVate For Animals, both of which are sent to all members and provide comprehensive, up-to-date information on animal experiments and alternatives. Outreach staff also speak at conferences and place advertisements to reach a large audience, exposing what occurs behind laboratory doors.The Alternatives Research and Development Foundation (ARDF) is AAVS' scientific affiliate. ARDF awards grants to scientists and educators working to develop non-animal methods and promotes alternatives through seminars and workshops as well as writing articles for various scientific publications.

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The AAVS does really cares for our world and wildlife that's why I support them!

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2014

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Respect for AAVS they make people aware of the torture of lovely animals in a really cruel world for animals.
They do a great job!!

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Thank you for the work you do to help stop the use of animals in research. I will fight with you till the day I die to make sure this senseless cruelty ends.

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The AAVS does such great work in educating people about the suffering endured by animals in research and raised for food. It advocates for non-human sentient beings who are not able to speak for themselves, but who certainly deserve a voice. In offering alternatives to animal testing and providing support to sanctuaries among other campaigns, they demonstrate their commitment to compassion and improving the quality of life of so many. They are to me an extremely important nonprofit.

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AAVS gives a voice to animals senselessly abused by man. Companies and organisations inflict horrible pain on animals and without AAVS shining the spotlight on these atrocities, it would all happen behind closed doors, away from the general public's knowledge. There are always alternatives to the cruelty AAVS exposes, it just depends on whether or not companies feel their profits/public image will suffer enough to seek these. This is where AAVS plays an important role.

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I believe wholeheartedly in the work that AAVS does. I believe in kindness and compassion towards animals and alleviating/preventing suffering. These are principles that AAVS exemplifies in the best possible ways.

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No animal should be subject to the horrible pain and suffering that we humans can impose on them. I thank AAVS for their hard work and determination to put an end to the horrible suffering of all innocent animals. I will work hard to pass on your message to others.

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AAVS is a wonderful charity that is a voice for the millions of animals that don't have one. They bring attention to the horrible cruelty to innocent animals that goes on in labratories, farms, and so many other places. I will always continue to donate to this great charity!

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Great that AAVS stands up for helpless MONKEYS (non-human primates) who are subjected to a variety of physical and MENTAL CRUELTY ! There is no evidence to support the need for Monkeys in labs for any sort of testing, yet it is still happening. Countries such as Barbados need to STOP they way their monkeys are treated and stop sending them OVERSEAS for USELESS ABUSIVE EXPERIMENTS.
Thanks to people in an organization such as AAVS, we can change what is happening until one day all
this cruelty stops ! Also thanks to AAVS for making people aware that airlines such as AIR FRANCE still transport non-human primates with no expertise in the field of dealing with such animals.
Please help and support AAVS - teach the youth and stop the ignorance in the community to help those who can't help themselves.

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The AAVS does a great job of bringing an awareness of the use of animals in laboratories and in scientific research. Many people are not aware of what is being done to animals in research facilities
and in education. AAVS is bringing this information on the unnecessary use of animals and is working
to provide alternative models to be used in science.

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I feel very good about donating to this charity. The cruelty and abuse of animals in the guise of science is appalling and inexcusable. This organization seems very efficient and is addressing this horrible phenomena from every angle, and I would encourage others to support them in every way possible.

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