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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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The AAVS does really cares for our world and wildlife that's why I support them!

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

None

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Respect for AAVS they make people aware of the torture of lovely animals in a really cruel world for animals.
They do a great job!!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Thank you for the work you do to help stop the use of animals in research. I will fight with you till the day I die to make sure this senseless cruelty ends.

 
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As a pet owner, I cannot even imagine my cat being tortured under the pretext of science and
improving the quality of human lives. Quite the contrary, if men did not insist on eating/torturing/
sacrificing everything that has four legs under the common and boring excuses of science and
religion, ours would have been a much nicer world without starvation, violence and AIDS.
This is why the likes of American Anti Vivisection Society is badly needed.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The American Anti-Vivisection Society is a great non-profit organization. In 2014, there should be no animal suffering done in the name of research. There are alternative ways to do research in many different scientific areas where research is needed. If you truly love animals, please donate to this great organization that cares about the health and well-being of all animals. They work to protect animals, as we all should. I applaud anyone who works to protect and help animals, as well as people.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

I find this an effective nonprofit organization because it accredits cosmetics and other products that do not do experiments on animals.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

AAVS does amazing work to help educate people and to help fund Humane Science Education and Alternative Research methods to reduce and eliminate the use of animals; thereby elivating animal suffering and making this a more compassionate and humane world. AAVS also provides resources to help people make humane shopping choices.

 
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I appreciate that this organization offer grants for non-animal testing. They put their money where their mouth is - working to spread the new that non-animal testing is not only better - but highly possible in our society.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

Solidarity, Empathy and compassion along with respect and responsability, those are the presentation cards for people working in the same direction, being one voice for the animals, for the victims without protections, for our true friends and Masters

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have thought for many years that vivisection is unnecessary. This organization works hard to change things for the animals that can not speak for themselves. Keep up the good work!

 
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I have been a member of AAVS for many decades.

They were the only group who dealt with the terrible lab "experiments" on animals. I have stayed in touch with them and signed every petition they have going. Too many people don't know about vivisection and AAVS's education is wonderful to open the public eye on these meaningless and horrible "experiments." The truth is that most if not all of these cruel "scientific" research is more about making money than finding useful data to help human health.

Thanks goodness for this organization!

 
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