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Causes: Animals

Mission: SAEN - Stop Animal Exploitation NOW's mission is to END animal experiments through cutting-edge investigations, hard-hitting media exposés, and public pressure.

Results: 1) SAEN CLOSES LABS DOWN! Included on SAEN’s trophy wall: Santa Cruz Biotech, Harvard’s Primate Research Center, U of Oklahoma’s baboon program, Cimcool’s animal lab, and primate experimentation at Penn State Med School, Wooster College, and several undisclosed labs. 2) SAEN PROSECUTES LABS! Over 1100 labs are registered in the US - we investigate EVERY SINGLE ONE. If they BREAK laws, SAEN acts! In last 5 years, SAEN secured prosecution of OVER 55 labs. 3) SAEN LEADS IN MAJOR MEDIA COVERAGE! We routinely garner OVER 100 articles in major publications, educating millions and exposing criminal labs along with connecting SAEN with whistleblowers. SAEN has been proved to be “50K times MORE Effective than other groups” in garnering coverage, and thus, instrumental in changing public opinion. 4) SAEN FREES ANIMALS FROM LABS! Today, dozens of animals live in sanctuaries directly due to SAEN’s Sanctuary Fund grants and SAEN’s campaigns effectively targeting labs!

Target demographics: end abusive animal experimentation in labs.

Direct beneficiaries per year: We monitor USDA and NIH databases to ensure that federal laws are enforced and labs are cited/fined; ensure sanctuaries are funded so animals can be retired from labs; attend conferences, hold news briefings, and participate in broadcast interviews to educate the public and media about the antiquated atrocities of animal experimentation and waste of tax money; considered leading expert on animal experimentation issue in the U.S.

Geographic areas served: the United States

Programs: Investigation of abusive practices within research facilities and exposing these abuses through coordinated media events.

Community Stories

30 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

vegan

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love that SAEN is single-issue oriented - to put an end to animal experimentation. I also have personally participated in various annual events coordinated by SAEN to bring to light the horrors and fallacies of animal experimentation to the general public. SAEN is one of the most dedicated organizations out there. If you want to see an end to vivisection, donate to SAEN!

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Donor

Rating: 5

SAEN is a very effective organization that achieves so much on so little. They speak for the voiceless...please help support their work!

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Elyse B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SAEN does outstanding work, from news stories to USDA fines, its all about getting the labs shut down and the animals out. I can't wait until SAEN can move on to another issue because they have closed all US labs!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

All of their work is so helpful towards the animals plight and they do it in such a way that the media has to take them seriously! This is what the animals need. Such a good organization to work for/with. Every interaction I've had has been a great success. If SAEN wasn't in the animal rights field then I doubt that there would be as many advances towards stopping animal research!

Steven64

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I think since 2008 or so I've been familiar with the vital work SAEN does & the list of achievements seems to be reliably consistent. They improve the lives of hundreds of animals annually & are constantly being whistle-blowers of laboratories violating the limited laws that benefit animals otherwise doomed to Vivisection.

I have had numerous experiences in these last 9 years doing on-the-ground protests for SAEN, hearing SAEN's latest news in their presentations at Animal Rights conferences in Washington D. C., Florida, California, & their home city, the land of Proctor & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH.

Over the years I've come to know the founders, Karen & Michael Budkie & I know that their work for animals is their life. They're entirely dedicated & effectively operate SAEN.
Great at documenting & promoting their efforts & successes, their work is not on a small-scale or localized but nationally & occasionally internationally recognized.

SAEN's news conferences are proving again & again to be the best & favored method for quickly making the public aware of the latest crimes committed by the revolting & unnecessary industry that is Vivisection.
-Not only is SAEN making the public aware of the horrendous bizarre acts committed behind closed doors but they truly are putting fear into the financiers, suppliers, & management of of these laboratories. Legally, SAEN is finding the "Achilles' Heal" where these laboratories can do no more than evolve away from testing on animals or outright shutting them down.
I have total faith that every day the investigators at SAEN give their best to their bottom line: to end suffering & to open the cages. They are truly among the best animal advocates.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SAEN is the best animal right organization I have ever known. No one comes close to their effectiveness in working to help animals caught in the cruel and unethical world animal testing

Tony53

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I know of no other animal right organization that has as many successful campaigns as SAEN. Michael, Karen and Stacy have focused like a laser beam on the abuse and exploitation of animals held captive in labs for "research". Their outreach to educate the public of what is really going on in the vivisection has been extremely helpful to me . They are just an amazing organization

Marianne5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SAEN is the rare animal organization that always puts the animals first. No ego, no fundraising for the sake of fundraising, and nothing but hard work. I am proud to have been volunteering with them for almost ten years.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic organization and very supportive of local grassroots gropus.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

SAEN speaks truth and takes action to back it up. There is no hidden agenda. The name of the organization says it all... they work tirelessly 24/7 to bring awareness to the world of vivisection and stopping those that choose to practice this archaic practice. SAEN has an impressive success rate. I admire their hard work and dedication.

Mark188

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SAEN is the very best at what they do,I have worked with them personally and can tell you no other organization fights harder to expose this cruel and unnecessary industry!

alfredokuba

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Stop Animal Exploitation Now is a fantastic non profit organization exposing the fraud and abuse of animals exploited for research.

Patty S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SAEN is one of my very favorite groups because they are a small organizations that does BIG things to fight vivisection. They have dedicated staff who really know how to get the needed information to bust these laboratories and then they do, they also teach activists what is going on in the labs and how we can fight it and win. They continue to educate the public about vivisection & have saved so many animals from the torture of vivisection and will save many more.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

George Bernard Shaw wrote- "Those who don't hesitate to vivisect will hardly hesitate to lie about it!"
Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN) is a very effective group that is exposing those lies by fighting to end vivisection, the practice of using & abusing animals in the name of medical research. This group has exposed & busted many laboratories for their abuse of animals, teaches people the truth about vivisection, which is that it is scientifically fraudulent, and helps them become better anti-vivsectionists. Vivisection also hurts & kills people so SAEN is helping both animals & humans. SAEN is certainly worthy of this grant!

Lindsay13Rose

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SAEN is a wonderful organization that has made great strides in putting an end to animal experimentation. They have done great work, especially recently with the closure of the Promate Lab at Harvard Universtiyy (by 2015). It always a pleasure to volunteer with SAEN.

Jim_5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There are few organizations working to expose the horrific and mostly meaningless work of vivisectioners. SAEN is a leader in the field. They get results and many testing facilities have been fined for violations and put out of business. SAEN's work also puts other labs on notice and pushes them to adopt new techniques that advance science without harming other beings. The world needs more organizations like SAEN!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Saen is at the forefront of stopping animal experimentation. Time and time again it has been proven that animal experiments are needless and misleading. Saen is unwavering in stopping the exploitation, harm and in most cases the ultimate death of sentient creatures in labs around the world.

RE Penney

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A hands-on, in the trenches organization that unflinchingly confronts and exposes the needless suffering that is endemic to vivisection. Whether sponsering conferences or demonstrations, SAEN consistently and reliably reveals the unscientific nature of vivisection itself, and the billions of dollars that is squandered on useless and cruel experiments. Experiments that, as revealed by SAEN and other anti-vivisection societies, exist chiefly to rake in millions of dollars for university officials and others with inside connections. It is an enduring tragedy that the animals themselves, the victims of this sordid trade, are unable to mobilize on their own behalf.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

One of the hardest working and earnest animal protection groups around. The group effectively illuminates the horrors and senseless aspects of vivisection, and maintains vast data to prove that this dark aspect of so-called "science" really is a dead end for humans and other animals as well.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

S.A.E.N. by Michael Budkie has been working on behalf of all Primates and animals suffering the egregious acts of cruelty for so many years. They research under the Freedom of Information Act and find out how many deaths occur each year, how many animals suffer and why!
They are standing up for one of the most voiceless cruelties ever in the history of mankind. They put on events at labs all over the USA and supply volunteers with the support and information we need to let the people and the media know just what terror is happening to primates, dogs, cats, rats, mongoose, squirrels, chickens, turkeys, geese, rats and mice, etc. Thanks to them thousands more people are aware that these lab experiments do not help humans, and may in fact slow the information down.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I observed first hand the knowledge and dedication the group SAEN--Stop Animal Exploitation Now--through their hardworking founder Michael Budkie, has to educate the world about the cruelties and non-necessities of vivisection, animal research.

I attended their 3 day national conference on vivisection last fall here in St. Louis. I was inspired by their speeches and presentations telling us how we can get more involved with our activism to combat animal research in labs across the country. I have taken their challenge to heart with my own activism, including being a mainstay protester and letter writer to Washington University with a local campaign to have them remove cats from their labs in the faulty research involving intubation for human respiratory problems. Last week our efforts were rewarded when the university announced they have ended research involving cats.

Thanks to SAEN for the inspiration they have provided for many to get involved and expose the cruelties and needless research on animals that is the ugly face of vivisection.

Juliana C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I have known Saen's founder for nearly two decades. His savvy and bare bones team have shown a rare, on target tenacity like no other animal abuse non-profit we've known in our 30 years involved in animal rights issues.

veganshani

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful non-profit who stops at nothing to fight for animals! They do the pain staking work that others could not do, being a voice for animals and their suffering.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are very dedicated to their campaigns! When ever I volunteer I always have a good experience, I feel like I have helped made an impact.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have the greatest respect and admiration for the work accomplished and the mission of SAEN! Michael and Karen Budkie have devoted their lives to helping bring an end to the unnecessary suffering and abuse of thousands upon thousands of innocent animals in laboratories and research facilities across the U.S. Primates, dogs, cats, mice, pigs, goats, horses, cows, birds, and more are being forced to live their lives in pain, terror and misery. I have personally assisted with organizing public rallies, contributing to SAEN organized letter writing campaigns, local news press releases with facts researched and provided by SAEN, City Council presentations and community exhibits to help educate the public about what is being done to millions of helpless animals each year under the guise of science. SAEN provides in depth information in regard to Federal inspection reports and information available to the public but not readily released without relentless and dedicated searching and requesting and constant investigation which is conducted by SAEN . Without their steadfast efforts, the endless inspection reports of findings of mutilation, deaths by neglect, and withholding of minimal mandated care would go unnoticed and swept under the rug time and time again. SAEN provides support and guidance to those of us who wish to help end the suffering of the animals being abused and dying in labs and research facilities. Public education and awareness is the key. SAEN gets the job done!

Jamie43

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SAEN Is by far one of the most effective organizations I know and Michael and Karen Budkie are the leading authorities on animals confined in laboratories. They are extremely dedicated advocates for both animal and environmental rights, 2 of the few non-ego-centric personalities in "the movement" and phenomenal friends! SAEN is the "real deal" non-profit; well worth supporting!