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The American Anti-Vivisection Society

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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.

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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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have donated to and followed this org. works for awhile and signed petitions, etc. and consider it a premier org for the challenging of the use of animals in testing, experimenting etc. and their goal of the complete abatement of animals used for testing of all sorts of items.the excellent informing of the public of alternatives for non-animal testing and how the public can obtain and use products of all sorts that were not tested for whatever reason on animals, here in the usa and wherever.

 
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I am a big supporter of AAVS. They do really important work saving the lives of animals and making the world a better place for everyone.

 
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aavs is an organization i can truly stand behind. i fully support their values and goals, as well as their methods.

 
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AAVS is a wonderful organization that really helps speak out for our non human friends

 
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I am so grateful to this organization for keeping me up-to-date on a topic that is near and dear to my heart, for doing it in a very professional way, and for the work they do to save our precious little furry friends from biologists who can't get their act together enough to use the latest advancements for testing.

 
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I recently discovered AAVS, and I'm glad I did. They share their information in a way that I can better digest than several other animal rights organizations. I appreciate what they do and will continue to follow and support them because I believe ALL life is precious and because I don't understand how people can be so cruel and uncaring about others beings that just want thrive and share this world with us. Thank you, AAVS.

 
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The AAVS are terrific. They manage a well-designed and informative website; they do a great deal in promoting pro-animal education, and especially in helping young people negotiate alternatives to required tasks in their science programs which are cruel to animals; and they are involved in getting cruelty-free alternatives to animal testing accepted in many laboratories around the country.

 
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With a small staff and headquarters (their office is not far from where my late mother lived, so I have a good idea of their situation), this historic and venerable nonprofit organization has maintained an outsize presence and authority in our society's moral progress. Their publications are always highly informative, including good insights into the state of laboratory research on animals, good reporting on developments in law, businesses and schools, and essays by leaders in anti-vivisection, or animal protection more generally. They have achieved noteworthy successes in educating and engaging students, and assisting them in finding alternatives to the use of animals in their own biology lab courses. They have recommended lines of cosmetics and health-care products that are produced by cruelty-free processes. They have recently redesigned their website, so that now it is an especially beautiful and elegant resource for learning about who the different kinds of animals used/abused in lab testing are, and how they are used/abused, and by whom. E.g., I am especially interested in learning about the use/abuse of rats and mice, the most overlooked, taken-for-granted and friendless of these animals, and now I am pleased at how easy it is to do that.

 
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AAVS is the best nonprofit organization I know of as they have the best mission. I highly support everything they do to advocate for animal welfare and I try to use every opportunity they give me to take action on behalf of the animals.

 
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Please donate. Great humaine service to animals. It is a shame that instead of being their protector and guardian we kill them and use them for [ur food. Please be VEGAN.

 
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They have amazing newsletters that bring light to new developments and methods of testing and research that replaces the unnecessary use of animals in labs. They have petitions to sign to help bring these methods to use. It's come time to make these changes because there are extreme improvements in the accuracy of these tests and their results.

 
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AAVS has been an effective leader in make more aware of the plight of animals in research testing and in changing the perspective on how we view animals. More people are beginning to see the wondrous, loving, sentient beings animals are and that they are not disposable.

 
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