The American Anti-Vivisection Society

Rating: 4.92 stars   168 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 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.


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.
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This nonprofit respects all God's creatures, great and small. They strive to prevent testing on animals and are willing to go "behind the scenes" to prove animals are being abused. They give a voice to creatures who cannot speak for themselves. Please donate to their work and sleep soundly tonight knowing you helped a defenseless creature escape cruelty and live a better life.

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I sleep better at night knowing my donations are helping the AAVS continually educate companies and individuals on the alternatives to using animals for testing and research. My love for animals drives me to support this wonderful organization in their quest to STAMP OUT animal testing cruelty. THANK YOU AAVS!

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I am so glad I came upon this organization. I can't even find the words to express my gratefulness to them. It is so sad, it weights on me, of the huge karma we have with animals. We owe them so much. The horrors we do to them, we wouldn't last a day and we make it their lives. I received the list of the organisations that don't use animal products too. People are still very ignorant about it. Nobody wants to see a cute m,onkey being abused in a lab, but nobody does anything about it. If it is only the easiest, laziest and most irresponsible way, at least by making donations we can help a little. It is our rresponsibility, to all of us, all of us, every single one of us to save these animals. I will ask for only a donation for xmas and bday pr├ęsents. People don't want to do it but I'll help them see.

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Thank goodness for AAVS and the work they do to promote alternative options to using animals in research. Animal experimentation is cruel. I hope one day that animals will no longer be used in research and other options will be used so that animals don't have to suffer.

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I've always loved this charity because it was one of the very first that fought to free animals from getting experimented on for such trivial things as mascara and other eye makeup. The AAVS works hard to save animals from human cruelty in many different areas. I love the way they give lists of places to buy products which don't use animals in research or experimentation. This charity should be especially honored because they led the way for many others.

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I can't choose between the Education and the Alternatives Research efforts at AAVS when I try to determine which is my favorite, so I won't bother! They're both so effective in ending animal use in experimentation. I've been an AAVS donor for some years now, and I find the ethics, mission, strategies, and compassion of AAVS to be authentic and stellar. And as an example of their dedication to their cause, Sue Leary, AAVS president, once helped me when I called AAVS hoping they would be able to help me with an ethical quandary I faced to do with animals and experimentation. That speaks volumes for this group's commitment, and that's why I'm a supporter.

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AAVS helps prevent animal suffering which is monumental in itself. It also helps educate the public and institutions to help them find other ways with which their goals can be met such as through use of technology instead of causing animal suffering Animals are living, feeling, beings who simply can not speak our language and are unable to help themselves.

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The positive points about this organisation is that they act in several ways: they give information, they educate, they fund alternatives research, they helped me by showing me how to shop cruelty free.
It is great that they don't just have campaigns but that they also help searching for solutions and alternatives for animal testing thanks to the ARDF Alternatives Research Grant Program.

The American Anti-Vivisection Society gave me the opportunity to act and to help the animals just by sending messages directly to decision makers. With a minimum of effort I can act and I can contribute to a better world. It makes me feel happy to know I have the opportunity to do something for others and that I really can change things for the better!
Thanks to AAVS for their commitment to the cause and for letting me help with their cause.

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A great nonprofit that truly cares about the welfare of animals. AAVS is a much needed voice for the world's many creatures. Keep up the great work!!

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Compassion, devotion, passion, hope, helpful hand, fihghting hard for the voiceless animals, never giving up...This is AAVS and its people.

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