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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

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.

Community Stories

134 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

Awesome, much needed work! Not many organizations are working in this area. AAVS is awesome.

1 Jennifer571

Donor

Rating: 5

I am grateful to be a member of AAVS. AAVS is an organization with integrity and an excellent reputation for providing advocacy for animals and humans alike, resources for those wishing to take action on behalf of animals and helpful information on issues important to me. I wish they had more members to provide an even greater base of financial support for their good works! I feel like I contribute to the important issues of animal welfare just by being a supporter and I look forward to the AAVS magazine to keep me updated on the latest efforts. I do sign up for the AAVS alerts- emails of legislation and up-to-the-minute appeals to organizations. These alerts allow me to be quickly advised of pending issues and creates the opportunity to respond to law makers & others in position to affect policies in mere moments with pre-populated (but personalizable) emails. I'm a "lay person" but all their literature is interesting and written in language easily understandable. Please consider looking further into the organization, I expect you'll be grateful too!

Donor

Rating: 5

AAVS is a wonderful organization that works hard to support and advocate for animal rights and also educate the public about the harsh truths about animal testing. I have been a member for 20 years.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I appreciate all that AAVS does to eliminate the needless suffering of animals. It is a barbaric practice that is just not necessary. Bravo to AAVS!

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Donor

Rating: 5

AAVS is a worthwhile organazation working towards ending animal testing , abuse, and neglect. I am a regular donor and will continue to support them. God bless them all for what they do for the animals. They are the voice for the voiceless.

1 Joanna22

Donor

Rating: 5

AAVS is important to me because I believe no animal should endure a life of captivity and torture. AAVS is working to end this outdated and cruel practice.

Donor

Rating: 5

As a monthly contributor to AAVS, I have the utmost respect for the important work they're doing. . In this day and age, when simulators are available, there is no necessity to use live animals for research. These poor innocent beings are subjected to horrific experiments that are completely unnecessary. For what? For mascara?

I shop only cruelty free, and support AAVS and consider them a highly reputable organization..

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Donor

Rating: 5

As a monthly donor, I highly commend the work that AAVS does to free animals from a lifetime of torture. Much of the research done on animals is useless since it is not transferable to humans, or is easily replaced by computer simulation models. I cannot understand how anyone can go to work every day with the express purpose of causing pain and suffering.

As a vegetarian, and advocate for cruelty-free shopping, I hope to see the day when, with AAVS's help, all animals are free from this unconscionable practice. Thank you AAVS for the good work you are doing.

Donor

Rating: 5

AAVS is one of the most important charities in the country that it would be difficult to attempt even a summary of the many projects in which they are involved.

Donor

Rating: 5

I support the AAVS because their work to improve the lives of all animals matters to me. They consistently fight to prevent animal cruelty and help educate the public about ways in which we can all pitch in to make a difference.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

I support the American Anti-Vivisection Society because what they do makes a difference both short-term, and most importantly, long-term. I read the reports and know that they have consistently gotten excellent results. I can't imagine a world without them and the work that they do.