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Nonprofit Overview

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

22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

James189

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Stop Animal Exploitation Now is extremely effective at closing labs, getting news stories, and changing public opinion. This organization accomplishes more on a shoestring budget than other groups with multi-million dollar budgets.

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Donor

Rating: 5

SAEN is making a true concrete difference for animals in labs right now. This group closes and prosecutes labs, and places former lab victims in sanctuaries.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I saw a representative of SAEN speak last week at the South Florida VeganFest and was extremely impressed at the dedication and knowledge of this group. I went originally to this event to learn more about vegan food and ended up walking away with much more because of SAEN's presentation, "The $14 Billion Hoax – Correcting the Myths and Combating the Propaganda." I did not know that our gov't is wasting so much of our tax money on animal experimentation. Definitely, following this group on social media and donating to SAEN.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

SAEN is an incredible organization that works tirelessly to advocate for animals in laboratories. I have seen first-hand the countless hours the directors and volunteers dedicate to this cause that is so near to their hearts. Unlike some of the bigger nonprofits, SAEN is more concerned with ending animal experimentation and changing the lived realities of animals trapped in labs than they are with marketing their brand. If you donate to SAEN (time and/or money), you can be certain that your donation is really making a difference. I have seen SAEN's efforts create real change and progress -- SAEN's campaigns are direct, well-researched, well-organized, and largely successful. The organization's goal (as I understand it) is to end animal experimentation -- Because SAEN is out there fighting on the front lines, I believe that this is a real possibility. I have the utmost respect for SAEN, its directors, and its campaigns. SAEN is an honest, transparent, and worthy nonprofit, and a fighting force to combat a horrific industry.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

SAEN has been in the vanguard for the animals for many years. My experience with them has shown a very small group of people with impeccable integrity. Their effect on championing change in the area of animal experimentation far out sizes the size of the organization. In essence, two people have accomplished more year to year than larger organizations with budgets of millions in dollars. I would dare say that they are so effective that at times others have taken credit for what they have accomplished to do no more than steal the thunder that SAEN has done.

This is one non-profit that you and I can absolutely feel confident in investing in. While they do not have the budget to have a large media megaphone you can be assured that they do very good work and get more accomplished that any other two or three organization combine do in this field.

Kevin144

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The team at Stop Animal Exploitation Now! is one of the most dedicated groups of people I have met. They speak effectively and loudly for a terribly underrepresented group of animals, those who are imprisoned in animal testing facilities. SAEN also has a solid record of shutting down or causing the authorities to impose heavy fines on these facilities for animal abuse.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

No one surpasses their tireless work for those that Cannot speak for themselves

Pat_4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The founders, Michael and Karen Budkie, work very hard and take very little in compensation. They have had remarkable success in exposing animal abuse in laboratories and in getting companies and institutions to stop some of their abusive programs. They are also skillful in educating the public about effective activism.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

SAEN is doing incredible work to expose tax payer funded animal research that has caused extreme cruelty to animals, and has shown the research to be useless. They are the only group that is focused entirely on this issue, and because of that they have been able to bring these atrocities into public view.

Jack44

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If you are looking for a non-profit where your donations go DIRECTLY to helping end animal exploitation, donate to SAEN. This is not a big corporate animal rights organization where most of your dollars get wasted on administration, promotion, etc. This is a grassroots organization, and the founders and current directors, Michael and Karen Budkie, have been working tirelessly since its inception in 1996 to end vivisection. Together they have made SAEN a leading voice in America exposing the cruelties of vivisection. I have been an animal rights activist for many decades, and I do not know of an organization that is more dedicated, or more worthy of support, than this one. Please visit their website to see just how effective, and efficient, they are in their work:
http://www.all-creatures.org/saen/about.html

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been active in the animal advocacy community for over 35 years. I began my activity after viewing footage of animals used in research. Vivisection. As the years passed, the attention to these imprisoned, suffering, tortured animals waned and factory farming became more the focus of animal advocates. Factory farming should remain in the spotlight, of course, but we cannot forget the animals that languish in research facilities all over the world. They suffer in unfathomable ways, day after day. SAEN has helped bring their suffering to the forefront of our consciousness, and has not let these animals be forgotten. They have exposed grievous activity which has greatly harmed many animals. They work, ceaselessly, to stop abuse and free animals. For the sake of the animals that suffer every second for the sake of "research" I am thankful for SAEN, and very dedicated to helping them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

SAEN works tirelessly and exhaustively for the animals. They really "walk the walk", leading an exemplary lifestyle that embodies their beliefs. They are extremely knowledgeable, yet at the same time highly approachable, even by the most innocent newcomer to the field. They possess the rare fortitude and compassion required to mire themselves in the brutal, heart-wrenching details of animal abuse, and turn it into positive action for the animals by using their many skills to direct that information to the right audiences, whether by speaking engagements, protests, press conferences, newsletters or social media campaigns. This small but mighty group has a huge impact on animal welfare.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We first came into contact with SAEN several years ago while attending a conference in Pennsylvania. It was immediately apparent that SAEN is efficiently run and extremely effective. SAEN staff are exceptionally knowledgeable, compassionate and well-spoken, and also very generous with their time and energy. I don't know how they can bear to do the work that they do, researching and exposing the horrors that take place in the labs. I am very thankful that they persist in doing what is right for the animals.

Davina L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I attended SAEN's conference in LA and learned about what SAEN was doing. They have beed a watchdog of sorts, monitoring wasteful and cruel animal research and exposing it to the media and public, leading to the closure of many labs and raising public awareness. SAEN brought together a great collection of people and I learned how our taxes, billions, are spent on wasteful cruel research and I learned so many avenues different activists have taken toward the same goal, to stop wasteful costly cruel and unnecessary research. I like SAEN because I think they are truly effective and tactical.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've belonged to MANY animal protection groups in my 70 years, but this is the best one EVER. SAEN's founders (the Budkies) take only a small salary, contributing even more than they have sometimes to help place animals that have been rescued (from horrible research labs) into sanctuaries. I recently attended my first SAEN conference, and was astounded by all that I learned there. In the '90s I was very active in animal rights, but had to slow down due to illnesses in my family. Now that I'm able to get back into it again, I was astounded by all that SAEN taught me. SAEN exposes the suffering that animals in "research" labs endure, and teaches us how we can find out what experimenters are doing to them for the grant monies. It's the BEST animal rights/animal protection group of them all because it's so focused on this one issue. I can't say enough good about them. Darlene Kaiser

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I have always been on the side of the weak, creatures that cannot ask for help or are treated poorly. I am on the side of animals, children, and the elderly. Animals are like little people. This includes dogs, cats, the ape & monkey family, etc. These creatures have feelings like you and I, they just cannot express it in words. I have a dog and when he is sad, you can see it in his eyes. The monkey family are the closest thing to humans. A monkey can be taught how to do things humans do with repetition just like a child. The only difference is a child remembers, and an animal has to be shown the same thing every day. Animals cry when they are hurt. These are God's creatures and were not meant to be tortured. Vengeance is mine saith the Lord. These people will get what they deserve because some people call it Karma, but it is actually God taking out his vengeance. I am proud and greatly appreciative of SAEN for what they are doing to help these animals that cannot help themselves. I wish we could just go into the companies and release these creatures from their cages. God bless you and God please help these animals that cannot help themselves; Amen!

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Karen01 06/12/2013

SAEN encourages everyone to use the Leaping Bunny website (www.leapingbunny.org) because before they include any company on their list they thoroughly check them and continue to monitor them, so we feel coming out with our own SAEN list of companies that do not test on animals would be redundant and we should use our efforts and resources in other ways to help animals in labs. So glad that you are purchasing products not tested on animals!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am an activist and a citizen, a member of the public, with a serious concern for the animals and our place and role in standing up for them. In a age of self love and hedonistic lifestyles, its hard to put yourself aside and see the real world around you. To care for others, and their well being means to open your eyes, dig for the truth and really see what's around you. This group SAEN puts the truth out there for us to know! If we want to know and are ready for it. They truly have a deep concern for the animals and our rights too, as humans. Their site is largely informative in providing us with enough information to make me feel like I can make some sort of difference. Unlike other AR groups, I never feel like I have come to a road block with SAEN s site.. Any questions I have will always be answered and my efforts are directed towards the right path. Their group has helped me gain the knowledge I need to exercise my rights to be helping animals and those who need our voice.

Snail L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

SAEN is one of the more dedicated groups working to protect animals against abuse and exploitation in laboratories.

Joe_29

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

SAEN is extremely effective at uncovering instances of animal abuse in laboratories and running campaigns to end the atrocities that occur behind closed doors. Their work is invaluable to local activists and the public.

Tino A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

SAEN's campaign is based on research, producing results that command widespread respect from media, politicians and the public alike.
SAEN operates at every level, from grassroots protests to lobbying government, through to participation in academic discourse. Their contributed to numerous consultation on animal experimentation matters and gave evidence to their finding.
Underpinning all of their work is:
---> a scientific critique of animal experiments

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

SAEN does fantastic work on behalf of animals. They've made great progress in terms of getting actual results against labs, explosing the cruelty and making sure the regulators take notice and do their job. In addition, SAEN's conference is awesome and great at bringing together animal rights people to motivate and work together.