The American Anti-Vivisection Society

Rating: 4.92 stars   265 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

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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aavs is an organization i can truly stand behind. i fully support their values and goals, as well as their methods.

 
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AAVS is a wonderful organization that really helps speak out for our non human friends

 
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I am so grateful to this organization for keeping me up-to-date on a topic that is near and dear to my heart, for doing it in a very professional way, and for the work they do to save our precious little furry friends from biologists who can't get their act together enough to use the latest advancements for testing.

 
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I recently discovered AAVS, and I'm glad I did. They share their information in a way that I can better digest than several other animal rights organizations. I appreciate what they do and will continue to follow and support them because I believe ALL life is precious and because I don't understand how people can be so cruel and uncaring about others beings that just want thrive and share this world with us. Thank you, AAVS.

 
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The AAVS are terrific. They manage a well-designed and informative website; they do a great deal in promoting pro-animal education, and especially in helping young people negotiate alternatives to required tasks in their science programs which are cruel to animals; and they are involved in getting cruelty-free alternatives to animal testing accepted in many laboratories around the country.

 
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With a small staff and headquarters (their office is not far from where my late mother lived, so I have a good idea of their situation), this historic and venerable nonprofit organization has maintained an outsize presence and authority in our society's moral progress. Their publications are always highly informative, including good insights into the state of laboratory research on animals, good reporting on developments in law, businesses and schools, and essays by leaders in anti-vivisection, or animal protection more generally. They have achieved noteworthy successes in educating and engaging students, and assisting them in finding alternatives to the use of animals in their own biology lab courses. They have recommended lines of cosmetics and health-care products that are produced by cruelty-free processes. They have recently redesigned their website, so that now it is an especially beautiful and elegant resource for learning about who the different kinds of animals used/abused in lab testing are, and how they are used/abused, and by whom. E.g., I am especially interested in learning about the use/abuse of rats and mice, the most overlooked, taken-for-granted and friendless of these animals, and now I am pleased at how easy it is to do that.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Someone has to step in and take action to stop unnecessary, horribly cruel experimentation on innocent animals. It's been proven this business in archaic, pointless and needs to be shutdown. It's well beyond time, and the AAVS has made strides in getting it done.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I've always been against Vivisection. As a human being I realize that animals have feelings and should not be forced to suffer experimentation and torture so that we can say a product is "safe". Especially products for the beautification of our bodies.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I became a vegan over 30 years ago because I didn't want animals to suffer or die for me. When people say animals don't have a voice, they DO: Their voices scream and cry and yelp in fear and pain when they are used in horrific experiments, or skinned alive or slaughtered for the greedy "needs" of humans . I cannot for the life of me understand how people can harm innocent, sentient animals. AAVS is an organization that fights against these horrific abuses. Not only do I donate to AAVS, but they are also in my Will and Trust.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I've been donating to this non-profit for at least 20 years. I think we need to end this (mis)use of animals and AAVS is hard at work towards this goal. They have accomplished a great deal and don't waste money on a lot of bureaucracy. I highly recommend them!

 
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I've been donating to AAVS for years. I don't believe we should be using animals in medical or commercial testing and we only can because might makes right. AAVS believes as I do and has made great strides in the last several years, as technology has made animal research even more archaic. By donating to this great charity, you will help end the use of animals in medical and commercial research. Isn't that the ethical thing to do?

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1 person found this review helpful

As a high school biology teacher and vegan, I am inspired by AAVS's work. Their message of awareness and positive choices, provides a voice for those who cannot speak out, and gives me hope for a more compassionate world.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Just wish I had more to donate to AAVS. I appreciate their educational and advocacy efforts to end needless suffering of animals who have no chance to escape lives of torture. Their materials for students and teachers will help change attitudes and hopefully end this horrific human behavior.

 
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