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  

AAVS gives a voice to animals senselessly abused by man. Companies and organisations inflict horrible pain on animals and without AAVS shining the spotlight on these atrocities, it would all happen behind closed doors, away from the general public's knowledge. There are always alternatives to the cruelty AAVS exposes, it just depends on whether or not companies feel their profits/public image will suffer enough to seek these. This is where AAVS plays an important role.

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I believe wholeheartedly in the work that AAVS does. I believe in kindness and compassion towards animals and alleviating/preventing suffering. These are principles that AAVS exemplifies in the best possible ways.

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No animal should be subject to the horrible pain and suffering that we humans can impose on them. I thank AAVS for their hard work and determination to put an end to the horrible suffering of all innocent animals. I will work hard to pass on your message to others.

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The American Anti-Vivisection Society works tirelessly to end testing of cosmetics and other products on animals and to promote alternatives to using animals in research. They are a model for teaching compassion and awareness, and they give a voice to suffering animals.

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this is one of the best organizations for getting peoples attention on subjects that a lot of humans don't want to admit goes on. they don't stand by and let others do the work there right there getting the stories done right. keep up the GREAT WORK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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2014

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AAVS is a very active organization that runs science based campaigns to help people realize how unnecessary and unfair is the practice of using other sentient beings, animals, for science experiments. I have been trying to help them with petitions, donations when I can, popularizing their work on my facebook, etc. I will definitely continue all of these in the future and maybe more. Please help them too if you can.

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To my knowledge, in terms of both the work they are doing and the scale on which they are doing it, AAVS is pretty much in a league of its own. Not only are they among the most effective, informative, inspiring and forward-thinking organizations around, but they make it SO easy for just about anyone to find some small way to contribute and make a difference in the lives of so many beautiful, sentient creatures -- and to save them from the horror which has thus far defined their existence. These people have a special place waiting for them in heaven.

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This is truly one one the most pro-active & forward thinking organizations dedicated to ending vivisection and animal testing. They have so much to offer in terms of alternative methods. I will continue to support them for a long time.

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aavs is a very essential organisation, fighting continuously to abolish the outdated practices of vivisection. We must all endeavour to stamp this out for good and I sign aavs petitions wherever I can, as with alternative methods so freely available, there is no need for this immense cruelty to animals and aavs is doing everything in its power to make this a thing of the past.

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2014

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