Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!

Rating: 4.98 stars   94 reviews

Address:

1081-B State Route 28 #280 Milford OH 45150 USA

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.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

SAEN is an incredible organization that works tirelessly to advocate for animals in laboratories. I have seen first-hand the countless hours the directors and volunteers dedicate to this cause that is so near to their hearts. Unlike some of the bigger nonprofits, SAEN is more concerned with ending animal experimentation and changing the lived realities of animals trapped in labs than they are with marketing their brand. If you donate to SAEN (time and/or money), you can be certain that your donation is really making a difference. I have seen SAEN's efforts create real change and progress -- SAEN's campaigns are direct, well-researched, well-organized, and largely successful. The organization's goal (as I understand it) is to end animal experimentation -- Because SAEN is out there fighting on the front lines, I believe that this is a real possibility. I have the utmost respect for SAEN, its directors, and its campaigns. SAEN is an honest, transparent, and worthy nonprofit, and a fighting force to combat a horrific industry.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

SAEN has been in the vanguard for the animals for many years. My experience with them has shown a very small group of people with impeccable integrity. Their effect on championing change in the area of animal experimentation far out sizes the size of the organization. In essence, two people have accomplished more year to year than larger organizations with budgets of millions in dollars. I would dare say that they are so effective that at times others have taken credit for what they have accomplished to do no more than steal the thunder that SAEN has done.

This is one non-profit that you and I can absolutely feel confident in investing in. While they do not have the budget to have a large media megaphone you can be assured that they do very good work and get more accomplished that any other two or three organization combine do in this field.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The team at Stop Animal Exploitation Now! is one of the most dedicated groups of people I have met. They speak effectively and loudly for a terribly underrepresented group of animals, those who are imprisoned in animal testing facilities. SAEN also has a solid record of shutting down or causing the authorities to impose heavy fines on these facilities for animal abuse.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

No one surpasses their tireless work for those that Cannot speak for themselves

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The founders, Michael and Karen Budkie, work very hard and take very little in compensation. They have had remarkable success in exposing animal abuse in laboratories and in getting companies and institutions to stop some of their abusive programs. They are also skillful in educating the public about effective activism.

 
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SAEN is doing incredible work to expose tax payer funded animal research that has caused extreme cruelty to animals, and has shown the research to be useless. They are the only group that is focused entirely on this issue, and because of that they have been able to bring these atrocities into public view.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

If you are looking for a non-profit where your donations go DIRECTLY to helping end animal exploitation, donate to SAEN. This is not a big corporate animal rights organization where most of your dollars get wasted on administration, promotion, etc. This is a grassroots organization, and the founders and current directors, Michael and Karen Budkie, have been working tirelessly since its inception in 1996 to end vivisection. Together they have made SAEN a leading voice in America exposing the cruelties of vivisection. I have been an animal rights activist for many decades, and I do not know of an organization that is more dedicated, or more worthy of support, than this one. Please visit their website to see just how effective, and efficient, they are in their work:
http://www.all-creatures.org/saen/about.html

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been active in the animal advocacy community for over 35 years. I began my activity after viewing footage of animals used in research. Vivisection. As the years passed, the attention to these imprisoned, suffering, tortured animals waned and factory farming became more the focus of animal advocates. Factory farming should remain in the spotlight, of course, but we cannot forget the animals that languish in research facilities all over the world. They suffer in unfathomable ways, day after day. SAEN has helped bring their suffering to the forefront of our consciousness, and has not let these animals be forgotten. They have exposed grievous activity which has greatly harmed many animals. They work, ceaselessly, to stop abuse and free animals. For the sake of the animals that suffer every second for the sake of "research" I am thankful for SAEN, and very dedicated to helping them.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

SAEN works tirelessly and exhaustively for the animals. They really "walk the walk", leading an exemplary lifestyle that embodies their beliefs. They are extremely knowledgeable, yet at the same time highly approachable, even by the most innocent newcomer to the field. They possess the rare fortitude and compassion required to mire themselves in the brutal, heart-wrenching details of animal abuse, and turn it into positive action for the animals by using their many skills to direct that information to the right audiences, whether by speaking engagements, protests, press conferences, newsletters or social media campaigns. This small but mighty group has a huge impact on animal welfare.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We first came into contact with SAEN several years ago while attending a conference in Pennsylvania. It was immediately apparent that SAEN is efficiently run and extremely effective. SAEN staff are exceptionally knowledgeable, compassionate and well-spoken, and also very generous with their time and energy. I don't know how they can bear to do the work that they do, researching and exposing the horrors that take place in the labs. I am very thankful that they persist in doing what is right for the animals.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Multiply it by 1,000.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I attended SAEN's conference in LA and learned about what SAEN was doing. They have beed a watchdog of sorts, monitoring wasteful and cruel animal research and exposing it to the media and public, leading to the closure of many labs and raising public awareness. SAEN brought together a great collection of people and I learned how our taxes, billions, are spent on wasteful cruel research and I learned so many avenues different activists have taken toward the same goal, to stop wasteful costly cruel and unnecessary research. I like SAEN because I think they are truly effective and tactical.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I think SAEN could train more people to monitor that NIH grants and new research out so that more labs were exposed and more groups around the country could keep on their own local labs. SAEN taught the method at the conference but there was so much information. It would be awesome if in the future , individuals would learn to monitor the labs then, as needed, contact SAEN to assist in media release and agree on tactics to expose these labs to the press and follow-up.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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