September 30, 2013
I was a member of AAVS for many years, including becoming a Life Member, before I became a member of the board. I was always impressed by AAVS's dedication to ending unnecessary suffering for all animals in laboratories, schools, and other research facilities, and a closer relationship has only increased my respect for this organization. It is not content with speaking out against animal suffering and educating people about the ills of vivisection, though it does this effectively; it also works hard to offer viable alternatives to schools, universities, and the research community, where it offers financial grants to encourage the development of research alternatives. Nor does the organization forget about the needs of animals that have been "retired" from laboratories, as it makes grants each year to approved sanctuaries. AAVS is, I feel, an organization that works with its heart and its head to make the world a better place for animals.
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MY ROLE:Board Member