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Causes: Animal Services, Animals, Education

Mission: The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is dedicated to ending the exploitation of animals used in science. NAVS promotes greater compassion, respect and justice for animals through educational and advocacy programs based on respected ethical, scientific, and legal theory. Supported by extensive documentation of the cruelty and waste of vivisection, NAVS works to increase public awareness about animal experimentation, to promote positive solutions that advance humane science, to support the development of alternatives to the use of animals, and in cooperation with like-minded individuals and groups, to effect changes which help to end the unnecessary suffering of animals.

Community Stories

104 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been donating to NAVS for over 10 years now, from the first time I read about their efforts to stop animal testing by promoting positive solutions that will end the cruel, costly and flawed animal experiments (NEVER has their animal "testing" been viable to human). Their efforts of educating people about more modern, human-relevant innovative methods of research are more fact-driven than the "fairy Tales" those barbaric "scientist" who still use the old archaic, worthless and barbaric use of animals. a costly worthless attempt to line the pockets of these hacks regardless of the inhumane acts they commit. NEAVS has been at the forefront of many grass-root campaigns to get the use of animals out of the medical School class curriculum/ Military trama practice and cosmetic testing among others!! I've followed them in helping animals long enough to say that without their tireless efforts animals would be in a fare worse place then they are now.

DM B.

Donor

Rating: 5

This charity works steadily to remove sentient beings from being carved up!!! In this day and age, there is NO reason to experiment on animals. It can be done virtually or on volunteers with incentives, if need be, but to take an innocent animal and torture it, for what? Cosmetics or some such stupid human crap? Really???

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

National Anti-Vivisection Society works tirelessly and intelligently to stop the pointless abuse and torture of animals, when resources should be spent on computer models and human models. These are far more accurate than expensive and terrifying tests on animals, the results of which rarely translate to human benefit, as can be seen by the plethora of lawsuits against medications and surgical techniques based on other species reactions. National Anti-Vivisection Society is an effective voice of reason.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

navs one of the premier orgs in the fight to stop the use of any animals in any kind of testin, experiments, etc etc onw of olseat orgs doing this work. any and all efforts with animals up to now from what iunderstand have been not successfful lets say, bottom line is we are human and they are not, and in this scenario the animals are or will be put throught hell that no sentitent being shoild be put through. i believe and support navs push to move to opt out organ donor programs as is the norm in several other countries, more persons most likely will NOT opt oujt as it will become normal for you to be on a list for such as worthwhile cause and the ultimate is NO SUFFERING FOR ANY KIND OF ANIMAL IN USELESS ESTS, ETC.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

NAVS is a wonderful organization dedicated to ending the exploitation of animals used in the name of science by promoting more relevant, viable and superior alternatives to animal testing.

Jacqueline B.2

Donor

Rating: 5

National Anti-Vivisection Society works tirelessly to advocate for replacement of animals in research with more technologically advanced and more accurate non-animal testing methods. It works to advance legislation resulting in more humane treatment of animals. It educates companies and the public about more suitable, non-animal methods, and supports research into non-animal testing methods. I have observed its work and the results it achieves for years and am a proud supporter of NAVS. I could not think more highly of its mission, its work, or its achievements. NAVS is on the front lines every day, fighting for a more humane and ethical world for those who humans exploit and abuse but have no voice in our society.

lisaleah

Donor

Rating: 5

The National Anti- Vivisection Society is on the forefront of this important issue. Their work is invaluable for these captive and tormented animals. I give whenever possible, knowing the money will be used in the most effective way. Their educational materials and action alerts are extremely helpful to those of us who want to see an end to this cruel and archaic practice.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Always bases its calls-to-action on compassion plus information, rather than on compassion alone. Explanations given about a situation are articulate and thorough, including historical background, current state, and what the future state could be if the call-to-action is successful. The website functions swiftly and without breakage, and when once I submitted a help request regarding updating my information in their system, their response was prompt and resolved my issue.

Donor

Rating: 5

NAVS is an excellent organizatio.n devoted to saving animals from useless testing in labs

dbobotis

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My beagle, Betsy, passed away a year ago from a brain tumor. There was never a more loyal friend, companion, and caring little girl, she never met a stranger, and loved everyone. After she passed, I began to get more involved in animal advocacy. I was shocked to learn that millions of animals are used in labs across America every year. Most are bred in cages (see USDA Class A Breeders article) and then transferred to labs. Their lives are spent in steel cages as they endure test after agonizing test--these are dogs like my Betsy (beagles are favored because of their docile nature). They never leave the steel cages and never know the love and companionship they so deserve. This is not acceptable. And, NAVS is doing something about it. NAVS is a leader in non-animal research methods. They help educate and inform--because the truth is that animals are not accurate test models for humans. For example, in skin allergy tests, a combination of chemistry and cell-based alternative methods predict human reactions 90% of the time....those kind of results cannot be ignored. NAVS is at the forefront of seeking out cutting edge technology needed to forever end using animals - like Betsy - in research. I am so thankful for NAVS and all they are doing to end the suffering of animals in labs across America by implementing non-animal test methods!! Thank you NAVS!!!

Ellen E.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love this group and have supported them for years. Most people don't realize how many millions of animals are tortured and killed in labs on research that has been done over and over for the last 50 years. There is no excuse for the killing to continue and NAVS is working to make that happen.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Paws for Life NC, a foster-based animal rescue in rural North Carolina, was fortunate to receive a grant to fund medical care for two cats and a dog from NAVS. Hemi required a leg amputation after a harrowing a frightful rescue from a busy highway, Mika needed extensive medical care due to a deformity of her ear, and Goldie was heartworm positive and nearly starved to death in an abandoned house. All now healthy and two out of the three adopted. Interacting with NAVS staff was a pleasure and it was clear they are passionate about promoting animal welfare. NAVS makes a difference in the lives of animals each day. The support to the rescue community is outstanding. The advocacy to stop unnecessary suffering is essential to protect animals against needless harm. Thank you for advancing animal-friendly laws and policies in the scientific community.

Client Served

Rating: 5

NAVS generously provided funding for emergency repairs to TreeHouse Wildlife Center's Flight Cage. We needed the repairs to ensure the safety of our raptors during their rehabilitation before release back into the wild. It is comforting to know that NAVS works hard to ensure animals receive the care and respect they are due.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fauna Foundation is a sanctuary for chimpanzees, monkeys, and farm animals in Quebec. We have a diabetic monkey who needed positive reinforcement training (PRT) to accept insulin injections which will get his diabetes under control. It is through the generosity and good work of NAVS that we are able to have a specialists spend time at the sanctuary training both Eugene and his caregivers in PRT. NAVS helped us in a critical time and we are grateful for their amazing support!

Melanie M.1

Donor

Rating: 5

There are so many charities that aren't run well fiscally, so I like to check before I donate too much. Charity Navigator says that NAVS could do a little better with their money but otherwise uses their funds well.
I am especially interested in ending man-made animal suffering, so I do give monthly to help educate others on why and how we can pay for less pain. When we buy certain products, we support how those products got on the shelves.
I also love how caring but brief their emails are - victories galore! It's fun to watch the progress!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Very communicative, informative, professional, intelligent, reliable, current. Excellent resource. Absolutely outstanding nonprofit!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

NAVS has consistently been a leader in freedom for all species even with their particular concentration in rights for animals. Decades ago I remember NAVS as being "reachable" and having the character of a sincere and devoted organization for the voiceless. No other animal rights group / org is more caring and effective in its essential work. We trust NAVS and at this time tell you & NAVS to keep up the good work because we have faith in it. We need NAVS to run strong and successful and we are proud to be part of the human race who recognizes NAVS as being 100% essential for progress all round.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Everything the NAVS is doing is for the good of the animal. Please help them. At least we have an organization that will help these animals and we can help too by donating to this cause. Animals need not be treated which so much cruelty and we have to make it known to the public what is happening. Please spread the word to everyone you know...friends, family, employees at work etc. It is for a good cause if you love animals.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

NAVS HAS DONE WONDERFUL WORK HELPING ANIMALS . I DONATE AND BELIEVE THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST ORGANIZATIONS FIGHTING FOR THE RIGHTS OF ANIMALS. i BACK THEM ONE HUNDRED PERCENT.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great organization. They do get changes for better animal welfare especially for lab animals. Lab animals live their lives in misery only to be tortured for mad science by mad scientist. United we stand for the voiceless, the animals.. RB