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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals

Mission: SAEN's mission is to end animal experimentation through cutting-edge investigations, hard-hitting media exposés, and public pressure.

Results: Regularly covered in national and local media exposing the animal experimentation issue to millions. Animals are in forever homes and sanctuaries, and the USDA is taking legal action against labs as a direct result of our efforts. Numerous labs/protocols closed due directly to our campaigns.

Target demographics: end abusive animal experimentation in labs.

Direct beneficiaries per year: We monitor USDA and NIH databases to ensure that federal laws are enforced and labs are cited/fined; ensure sanctuaries are funded so animals can be retired from labs; attend conferences, hold news briefings, and participate in broadcast interviews to educate the public and media about the antiquated atrocities of animal experimentation and waste of tax money; considered leading expert on animal experimentation issue in the U.S.

Geographic areas served: the United States

Programs: Investigation of abusive practices within research facilities and exposing these abuses through coordinated media events.

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Jessica273

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

SAEN is a phenomenal non profit. Their work directly impacts the lives of countless animals in laboratories. Their hands on approach brings results and countless animals are saved. As humble, dedicated, hard working individuals I have the utmost respect for them and their work. Their sole purpose is to save these animals and end animal testing. They have been a pleasure to work with and been very helpful and resourceful with giving of their time and energy to help others in the animal welfare movement. - Jessica Young inFURno! Founder

Beth165

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Excellent, hard working, passionate and honest organization that is exceedingly trustworthy and dedicated!

2 Sia B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Stop Animal Exploitation Now is the best animal organization out there because they are a grassroot organization that has been there since the beginning of the animal movement, and unlike other organizations that are about press opts and fundraising, they continue to be direct action and making history with their exposes and ground breaking investigations exposing corruption and animal cruelty worldwide. I wish that everyone would support this animal org that is new hope for the animal movement. Michael Budkie always gives facts and statistics instead of emotional sales pitching, to help change horrific conditions. Thank you. Sia Barbi of The Barbi Twins and my sister's husband actor Ken Wahl

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working as scientific advisor to SAEN (Stop Animal Exploitation Now) for almost 2 years. I find SAEN's work vital to the antivivisection effort. SAEN is one if the few groups ENTIRELY focused on fighting animal experimentation. Michael Budkie works tirelessly, reviewing reports obtained through The Freedom of Information Act, documenting inadequate, and sometimes horrendous animal care in laboratories. SAEN also holds national conferences, hitherto twice annual, and now annual, to teach people the flaws of vivisection, and how to oppose it. SAEN has been responsible for many laboratories being fined, and SAEN participated in the effort to get the Harvard Primate Center shut down, which will occur next year. SAEN also cooperates with other animal advocacy groups to improve the plight of animals in many other contexts. SAEN has devoted activists, like Karen Budkie and Julia Orr, working to limit and abolish animal abuse. I have been able to share what I have learned in my 30 year fight against vivisection with Michael, Karen, Julia, and Stacey, and together they make a formidable team.

Cres V.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In all my decades as a daily newspaper reporter and editor, I have yet to see a nonprofit organization like SAEN do the meticulous, but necessary, research to expose dangerous (to human and non-human animals) experiments funded by tax dollars. It's investigative work that deserves everybody's attention.

Bryan M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

SAEN is hands down the most effective group working to expose the fraudulent animal experimentation industry and their countless abuses of animals. I have had the honor of knowing the founders and employees of SAEN for several years now. They are some of the hardest working, smartest, ethical and most dedicated people I have ever known. I highly recommend supporting SAEN in whatever way you can. SAEN gets more done with a dollar than most groups get done with 10. They are tireless in their pursuit of the truth.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

SAEN is one of the most effective Animal Rights organizations in the world. I highly recommend them. SAEN has by far and away the best data base on animal experimentation and the institutions involved in animal research. SAEN is an invaluable asset. They are professional and always there when you need them. I have used them on countless occasions while doing investigations. SAEN puts a spotlight on the hidden crimes inside animal labs. Without SAEN tens of millions of dollars of waste and many abuses and deaths would go unreported. SAEN saves lives and taxpayer resources by exposing the abuse. It is truly remarkable how much they accomplish on their budget. Imagine how much more they could expose, how many more lives would be saved if they had a larger budget. .

Craig20

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

For at least the past fifteen years I have known and worked with SAEN and it's founder. I can safely say that they are a dedicated organization, relentless in exposing the vivisection industry and placing pressure wisely on universities, government agencies and other entities to end their outdated, wasteful, scientifically and medically inaccurate and cruel animal studies. Where many nonprofits are criticized for allowing significant portions of annual budgets to be allocated for operations and staffing expenses, SAEN is an extremely ethical organization that places its mission far above and beyond other budgetary items. I am pleased to know SAEN is in existence and look forward to the ongoing future success of the group.

Shirley13

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The International Primate Protection League has worked with Stop Animal Exploitation now for many years and we admire their persistence and the fact that they do not wander into unrelated areas to get more funding. Their primary target every day is stopping abuse of animals in laboratories with an emphasis on nonhuman primates. Michael and Karen are always willing to share their knowledge and expertise with other organizations, including start-ups.

Jodie W.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Animal experimentation is the most hidden of all atrocities committed against animals, but Michael and Karen Budkie of SAEN are changing that. SAEN is exposing the extreme cruelty, negligence, unreliability, huge tax dollar waste and misleading results of animal experimentation. There are a couple other non-profits that have been around for a century or so in the US that claim to be working to end vivisection, but SAEN (which formed less than 20 years ago) is the one that is making a difference for laboratory animals. I have learned a lot from SAEN and hope to learn much more to help in the fight against this unnecessary and deeply disturbing practice.

Tatia K.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

SAEN is the most amazing and dedicated organization when it comes to fighting for the voiceless and bringing awareness to the atrocities that occur on a daily basis to our fellow sentinent beings. SAEN lives and breathes equality, freedom and justice for all of the inprisoned, abused, neglected and tortured that cannot speak for themselves. I have the utmost respect for SAEN, a truly dedicated and amazing organization.