The American Anti-Vivisection Society
Rating: 4.92 stars 260 reviews
Location: 801 Old York Road Suite 204 Jenkintown PA 19046 USA
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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As a Ph. D., research scientist who teaches research methods including ethics in research, I am aware of the complexities of issues related to this organizations advocacy. After decades of training, experience and deliberation, I am strongly support the meaningful and responsible ethical efforts of this organization. While a very limited role for highly select research involving animal surrogates for humans can create compelling results, all other more discretionary and/or poorly designed efforts should be strictly limited or even restricted. Increasingly we know that the outcomes of such research are only modest in their usefulness to humanity. This organization has my full support.
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I really love how this association is helping to end cruel torture on innocent animals.
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Great that AAVS stands up for helpless MONKEYS (non-human primates) who are subjected to a variety of physical and MENTAL CRUELTY ! There is no evidence to support the need for Monkeys in labs for any sort of testing, yet it is still happening. Countries such as Barbados need to STOP they way their monkeys are treated and stop sending them OVERSEAS for USELESS ABUSIVE EXPERIMENTS.
Thanks to people in an organization such as AAVS, we can change what is happening until one day all
this cruelty stops ! Also thanks to AAVS for making people aware that airlines such as AIR FRANCE still transport non-human primates with no expertise in the field of dealing with such animals.
Please help and support AAVS - teach the youth and stop the ignorance in the community to help those who can't help themselves.
The AAVS is an organization that on many levels does such important work not only to save the lives of animals, inform us, the public, about how we can lead more humane lives, but seems to be tireless in its dedication to making the world a more ethical place, Hats off to them, and deep thanks to them for all I have learned!
AAVS is unquestionably the “REAL DEAL”! I have been involved in the “True” Sanctuary Community for over 20 years as a founder & executive director of a wild animal sanctuary. I am now involved in consulting for sanctuaries that need organizational support. In all of those years I have found very, very few foundations that can truly live up to their ideals & mission in all aspects of their operations.
AAVS demonstrates the “PERFECT BLEND” of frugality & calculated risk-taking, expertise & open-mindedness, compassion & foresight, dedication & patience – in general they have been able to put all the pieces together to provide an absolute Godsend to the animals “used” in research and the individuals fighting for their well-being.
AAVS has earned my “UNWAVERING RESPECT, GRATITUDE AND SUPPORT”. I encourage anyone who wants to feel comfortable about their animal welfare donations to put AAVS at the top of their list.
I have been a longtime member of AAVS and have found it to be an extremely resourceful organization. As a teacher, their Animalearn Division is very helpful. They have a Science Bank that teachers can borrow cruelty-free materials from for free. As a long-time animal advocate I have found the advice that I have received when I have called numerous people at AAVS to be very professional, informative, and practical. As the Board member of a small non-profit monkey sanctuary, AAVS has been a huge supporter through the Tina Nelson Sanctuary Fund. The mission of AAVS to reduce the use of animals in science for research, testing as well as for education, is one that I very strongly support. I love the fact that they back up all of their humane alternatives with scientific facts. Anyone who cares about animals should want to support this wonderful organization.
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