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  

The AAVS does such great work in educating people about the suffering endured by animals in research and raised for food. It advocates for non-human sentient beings who are not able to speak for themselves, but who certainly deserve a voice. In offering alternatives to animal testing and providing support to sanctuaries among other campaigns, they demonstrate their commitment to compassion and improving the quality of life of so many. They are to me an extremely important nonprofit.

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AAVS is a wonderful charity that is a voice for the millions of animals that don't have one. They bring attention to the horrible cruelty to innocent animals that goes on in labratories, farms, and so many other places. I will always continue to donate to this great charity!

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The AAVS does a great job of bringing an awareness of the use of animals in laboratories and in scientific research. Many people are not aware of what is being done to animals in research facilities
and in education. AAVS is bringing this information on the unnecessary use of animals and is working
to provide alternative models to be used in science.

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I feel very good about donating to this charity. The cruelty and abuse of animals in the guise of science is appalling and inexcusable. This organization seems very efficient and is addressing this horrible phenomena from every angle, and I would encourage others to support them in every way possible.

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I always feel with AAVS they never lose sight of the mission. There is no waste or unnecessary marketing fluff. Their cause is very valuable and they live up to it, h=with science and compassion.

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I admire the AAVS who bears witness and is a voice to animal suffering; i believe they do what they can to end animal suffering and to encourage others to do the same; i support this wonderful organization because they continually send out great information that i have passed on to family and friends and which i believe will transforms the hearts and souls of those who support the cruelty and oppression of all animals.

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I became aware of vivisection through AAVS and have been a member since 2002. They work tirelessly to end the use of animals in labs, education and research through the promotion of legislation, teaching and the creation and promotion of the use of animal alternatives. They bring awareness to the plight of animals in labs. I support their efforts to bring an end to animal suffering.

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I joined AAVS in the late 70s, as a lifetime member. I was (and am) very impressed in their non-violent means of making the public aware of humane alternatives to animal testing. I concur with their belief that education is the best defense in the war against animal abuse, in all its forms.

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This loving non-profit helps children find alternatives to dissection, an unnecessary & cruel classroom practice if there ever was one. It also provides compassionate shopping guides for those of us who want to buy products that don't test chemicals on animals. A great organization to support!

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I have supported the work of AAVS for 30 years+/-. I have always been amazed at its unfailing persistence in the face of such adversity! And, slowly but surely, advances have been achieved, alternatives offered, choices permitted. It's all good.

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