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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

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.

Community Stories

330 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Kelly214

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have enjoyed helping this organization in their projects. I encourage all to support the great they are engaged in. I look forward to supporting them far into the future. Please share them with your friends so their work can be assured to flourish far into the future.

Thank-You

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It is a shame that in today's world, an organization such as this is needed. But, needed it is, and it is a great one. They are the voices of the voiceless, and deserve all of our support.

Donor

Rating: 5

Awesome, much needed work! Not many organizations are working in this area. AAVS is awesome.

1 Jennifer571

Donor

Rating: 5

I am grateful to be a member of AAVS. AAVS is an organization with integrity and an excellent reputation for providing advocacy for animals and humans alike, resources for those wishing to take action on behalf of animals and helpful information on issues important to me. I wish they had more members to provide an even greater base of financial support for their good works! I feel like I contribute to the important issues of animal welfare just by being a supporter and I look forward to the AAVS magazine to keep me updated on the latest efforts. I do sign up for the AAVS alerts- emails of legislation and up-to-the-minute appeals to organizations. These alerts allow me to be quickly advised of pending issues and creates the opportunity to respond to law makers & others in position to affect policies in mere moments with pre-populated (but personalizable) emails. I'm a "lay person" but all their literature is interesting and written in language easily understandable. Please consider looking further into the organization, I expect you'll be grateful too!

Donor

Rating: 5

AAVS is a wonderful organization that works hard to support and advocate for animal rights and also educate the public about the harsh truths about animal testing. I have been a member for 20 years.

Anita Y.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If the world had more people like this, we would all live in a better place. Thank you for caring and actually doing something about it. We need to end animal experimentation. It's cruel and useless. "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." -Gandhi

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Donor

Rating: 5

I appreciate all that AAVS does to eliminate the needless suffering of animals. It is a barbaric practice that is just not necessary. Bravo to AAVS!

1 JCRL

Volunteer

Rating: 5

AAVS is my absolute favorite animal-focused charity because they make advocacy so easy. With one or two clicks I have a pre-prepped email ready to send to my local government officials. It's empowering to be a member of AAVS!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

AAVS is devoted to ending animal cruelty. We need to end animal experimentation. "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." -Gandhi

1 Tad R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Out of the dozens of nonprofit organizations that I have donated to, AAVS ranks at the very top for their high-level advocacy and educational awareness of animal welfare. And AAVS is facing new challenges with the advent of BMO's - Biologically Modified Organisms - the combination of two or more species to create "some-thing" new and abhorrent. If I only had $5 to go to charities this year, AAVS would that $5!