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Pennsylvania 19046
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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.


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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I love animals so I´m always looking for actions to take to help them. I usually do a lot of research on animal defense organizations. When I learned about this organization, I stayed very glad because I know that with this organization I can help animals that are used in laboratories. I hope that... more »
I really like this charity because they not only fight all animal abuse, but many of those they are defending are the ones, such as rats and mice, that many people consider as "varmints" and disposable, that do not arouse the sympathy that cats and dogs, etc., do. The AAVS also stayed its course ... more »
I'm so glad I learned of this organization and all the work they do to help stop vivisection. They not only informed me of the facts regarding alternative means of testing, they constantly and consistently strive to get the message out. It is sad that organizations continue this cruel practice, but ... more »
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