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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

367 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a member of the general public I realize I haven't always contribute to animal welfare in my choices of products and purchases I've made throughout my life, that was until I heard of the good people of the American Anti-Vivisection Society. This great organization has helped open my eyes to the ongoing suffering of animals in labs whose daily lives are a cruel nightmare in which all hope can be forgotten. However, through the efforts of this organization I'm sure that just my life was transformed to make better choices in all the products and purchases I now make. The lives of millions of animals still sitting in cages across the country can be save if we all work together with this wonderful organization to end the needless abuse, cruelty and unnecessary torture forced upon such innocent living beings. Let us support and continue to work with this organization plans and efforts to rescue the lives of millions of suffering creatures and once and for all bring this barbaric practice to an end. I'm glad this organization exist to promote awareness and bring hope to such an important cause. God bless!

Sara S.5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My story is a lifelong way on the trial to help animals that are abused. The most cruel abuse or one of the cruelst is the vivisection. We do not need cut open animals weather we would have a reason or not. We never are allowed to do so and we never have a reason for.
An animal is a living being which feels as we do. If you'd think you were this animal...helpless and bound with chains and cannot defend yourself while thinking that you would lick the shoe even of your paingiver. Just to have an end of this terror and senseless horror. Look below that's not cut open but this is in cruel the same perhaps before or after. Look at the desparation at the hopeless and the feelings down.. and than pray to Gd to thank Him for being born as a human who has a right and who has a voice...

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In my bachelors and later in medical training, I never thought much about the animals that we sacrificed in order to learn. It wasn't until years later, as a pediatrician taking care of little patients that cannot tell us what is wrong, that I have become aware of the horrible sacrifices we have made of the voiceless in the name of medicine.
I remember the days when we used to do spinal taps on infants WITHOUT a local anesthetic. We just held them down. We had just started giving local for circumcisions. I find this appalling and cannot believe I was ever a part of it. I believe that the pain of animals is the same as any living being that cannot tell us to stop, including infants.
I have been heartened to find a non-profit that is dedicated to ending this pain and suffering. It is not justified, nor is it necessary, for medicine to be taught in this way any longer. Thank God the American Anti-Vivisection society is our voice of reason and humanity.

Nancy Mahoney F.

Donor

Rating: 5

AAVS is a dedicated and determined advocate for the abolition of animal-based experimentation, exploitation and harm.
I am pleased to support AAVS as a sustaining member.
Nancy Fortmann

Dobby

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great non profit organisation really cares and works for the voiceless to stop the evil and torture they suffer

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

AAVS is low-key but effective, with a clear and focused mission. That is not the case with many non-profits!

Brian H.2

Donor

Rating: 5

AAVS is one of the best organizations looking out for animals well being and stopping the experiments on live animals and getting these poor animals out of these torture laboratories. IT IS TIME TO STOPS LIVE EXPERIMENTS ON ANIMALS. MOST OF WHICH THESE EXPERIMENTS HAVE NOT PRODUCED ANY CURES OR BENEFITED HUMANS.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is the only organization that to my knowledge is working hard to educate and advocate to put an end to the cruel and unnecessary animal testing.

jenbconnors

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I carry the AAVS Leaping Bunny list of cruelty-free companies to consult whenever I am considering buying a product. AAVS is the leader in creating change in the way companies test their products, by providing efficient, feasible alternatives, such as virtual science. AAVS aims to eliminate animal testing, especially within the cosmetics industry. Its commitment to keeping animals free and safe is unprecedented. Thank you, AAVS, for your dedication to creating an animal-friendly nation.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Why is AAVS important? Because they are the leading organization bringing awareness and education regarding the use of animals in research, experimentation and - worst of all - cosmetics testing. I carry my Leaping Bunny list with me, and whenever possible purchase only cruelty-free products. Cosmetics testing should be banned, hands down. Unnecessary testing using animals extends to the medical and research realms as well. Many of the same trials are performed repeatedly, getting the same results. So animals are abused and tortured for no reason. And for those who disagree, consider the practical standpoint: millions of dollars - much of it from taxpayers - are wasted on these unnecessary and redundant tests. Either way you look at it, using animals for testing is a lose-lose situation.

Donor

Rating: 5

The tears return each time I think of Rodney, the trusting dog who befriended duty-bound interns who inflicted him with painful repeated medical procedures in the name of science. I taught science and see no need to inflict this kind of pain on innocent creatures when alternative teaching models exist. I cannot imagine watching the fading trust in Rodney's eyes with each new painful practice procedure. And pigs are smarter than dogs, but they are treated evenly less humanely. Thank goodness there are folks like AAVS who speak up for the small creatures who cannot speak for themselves. For that, I will be forever grateful.

Donor

Rating: 5

THEY DO GREAT WORK FOR ALL THE ANIMALS. SAVE THEM ALL FROM BEING USED .

Yavor H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The mission of this AAVS is of great importance to those who are oppressed in laboratories around the world, where rarely any public scrutiny occurs. I admire AAVS's efforts in supporting the invention of alternatives to animal testing, which besides the moral battle against this cruelty is the practical way to help end it.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The American Anti-Vivisection Society is an ethical, values-based organization helping our fellow animals. This organization recognizes that animals feel emotions, discomfort, hunger and thirst just as humans do.

It is our responsibility as humans to be stewards of living beings without voices to speak for themselves. As the great Gandhi said, "The moral greatness of a nation can be determined by how its animals are treated." Nations can be any organization or persons.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our fellow animals were not born to be tested by humans. As the great Gandhi said, "The moral greatness of a nation can be determined by how its animals are treated." His sage words applies to corporations and humans alike.

Shawn C.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such a great voice for animals! In this day and age, there is no reason to have animal testing/experimentation. Thank you for being their voice and bringing awareness to their plight.

I contact my D.C. Representatives weekly to stop horse soring, horse roundups, and the permitting of U.S. horses, donkeys, and mules (wild and domestic) to be taken to Canada and Mexico for slaughter.

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Donor

Rating: 5

AAVS brings awareness to the plight of animals that a lot of people have never given thought to. This practice is so horrible and unnecessary. They educate, they advocate , and they provide alternative options. They are the voice of these animals.

1 Elsy S.

Donor

Rating: 5

I love you guys! Always vigilant and aware of how to help and take action for animals.
You do great work.

2 Ed Boks

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Few organizations are more effective on more fronts than AAVS in educating the public and freeing animals from the horrors of vivisection. AAVS is the right organization for the discriminating donor wanting to know for sure that his/her funds are making the biggest impact. I strongly endorse AAVS!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The American Ant-Vivisection Society (AAVS) are the voice for the voiceless Animals. AAVS promotes awareness, educates the public, and stands up to corporate bullies whom are in the business of profit over compassion for all of Earth's creatures - human and non-human. AAVS is never discouraged but "we" anticipate the struggles, and a world with less suffering for the Animals translates to less suffering for all, and that is "our reward". Thank You !!!

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been an AAVS supporter for many years. Through AAVS my children and grandchildren have learned about protecting animals and respecting animal rights. They have in turn, brought this message to schools with brief presentations of their own. They've spoken to their teachers about "Animalearn" and they even remind their parents (and neighbors!) while shopping to remember to check for products that have the "Leaping Bunny" symbol. Many of us in the family wear clothing that reminds people to acknowledge/respect animal rights and encourages people to ask about what that means. We've all decided to be a voice for the voiceless. All these actions would not have had the impact that they've had if not for AAVS and the information and education they've provided. This organization does all the right things when it comes to "being out there" in their effort to keep our fellow beings safe and happy.

1 Laura204

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The American Anti-Vivisection Society has saved the lives of thousands of animals by exposing the cruel treatment of animals that are experimented on for face creams and shampoos.

What is amazing is that these animals did not have to die. We have BETTER & MORE RELEVANT tests that can give results of the effects of cosmetics as well as medicines.

These tests are LESS EXPENSIVE and will save tax payers millions of dollars as well as the lives of millions of animas. THANK YOU AAVS.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I LOVE AAVS. They are working hard to get rid of animal testing. All the torture that animals suffer locked away.

AAVS is tireless in their pursuit of getting awareness about these animals and getting a non-animal testing in place.

With deep gratitude to AAVS.

Laura Sanchez, thousand oaks, calif.