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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

33 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

SAEN is a very effective organization fighting for the animals imprisoned in labs. I really like this group because they only work on one issue which I feel makes them more effective as all of their resources are focused on a single target. I would highly recommend SAEN as they are a very dedicated and professional group that gets a lot accomplished on a small budget.

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Donor

Rating: 5

SAEN is a unique organization in that it focuses solely on animal experimentation. Effectively honing all of their resources, attention and energies onto one issue keeps them driven and determined to make concrete changes now. SAEN is doing so much to expose abuses and educate people on the needless cruelty on this issue. If interested in seeing animal experimentation end, then please support this front runner of an organization as SAEN is well worth supporting.

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cat4ever

Donor

Rating: 5

I started donating to SAEN after they exposed a local university's animal research and its abuses. I never knew this was still going on in this day and age. Bravo to SAEN for exposing these hidden atrocities to the general public.

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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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.

Eva F.

Donor

Rating: 5

Love SAEN! They are leading in closing labs and getting labs fined and prosecuted. Just read yesterday that SAEN's investigations lead to a abusive lab to be fined $100K by the USDA. Definitely, a lifelong supporter of this effective group.

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Donor

Rating: 5

So glad to find a great organization like SAEN! They are doing wonderful work on behalf of animals imprisoned in labs. Highly recommend as a group to support!

Donor

Rating: 5

So glad to be donating to an effective, reputable organization knowing that my donation is being put to work to end animal exploitation.

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Donor

Rating: 5

So glad to find a great organization like SAEN! They are doing wonderful work on behalf of animals imprisoned in labs.

Donor

Rating: 5

I continue to be amazed at this effective organization and their unyielding commitment to their mission. I plan to keep donating regularly to SAEN who has the key to ending animal research.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Really admire and love the work that SAEN does for animals in labs and for ending animal experimentation! Been a donor for over 10 years and would highly recommend SAEN.

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Donor

Rating: 5

SAEN is a great group, working constantly to help animals in labs in all possible ways. I support them 100%!

Donor

Rating: 5

Love to SAEN for the thousands of animals, now and future generations, they have rescued and saved from the abuses of animal experimentation AND to the millions and millions of people they have exposed the issue to over the years.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The animals have NO credit card BUT I can use mine to show that SAEN knows the way to go to make a difference in our world NOW and SAEN does just that - AND HOW! SAEN has 100% of my support and gratitude for their tireless dedication to tackle the grueling issue of animal experimentation.

Sally35

Donor

Rating: 5

I first came into contact with the people of SAEN about seven years ago at an animal rights conference. Realizing that we happen to live in the same state, we've had occasion to attend different events relating to the care of animals, and I've visited their offices, as well.

I can honestly say that they are 100% dedicated to the animals. Nearly every waking moment is spent researching and exposing the atrocities committed in the name of science. Without their dedication and resulting publicity, the animals who are victimized by these companies, labs, and universities would have no hope of freedom.

Our government requires that records be filed by these labs revealing the deaths and incidents of neglect. If it weren't for the people at SAEN, those records would gather dust in a file somewhere. SAEN shines the light at the end of the tunnel for the animals by showing the government its own records of deaths and neglect, demanding the requisite fines, and making sure that the public in general is informed, as well. Labs with continuous records of abuse and neglect have been shut down, all because of the hard work and dedication of SAEN.

It's not an easy thing to do, reading of the horrible things done to animals. But it's something that must be done and the people at SAEN are doing a wonderful job of it.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This group of dedicated people is second to none in its efforts to bring awareness and create change. Until I began to read their articles, I really had no idea of just what went on behind those lab walls. They work tirelessly to prevent the offenders from continuing their atrocities by bringing to light the offenses that are all documented in official records. SAEN acts upon the documented facts and brings it to the media and the rest of us, and then follows through to demand changes. Imagine having to dig through the thousands of documents that are required to be kept by labs and read of the horrors that people call "science," day in and day out. Without SAEN's work, these incidents would just continue to be statistics. But SAEN won't let the labs or our government forget that these are sentient beings who are being legally and illegally abused. Rules, as weak as they are, must be followed and labs must be held accountable. Thankfully, SAEN is right there doing it for us.

Dallas R.

Donor

Rating: 4

Considering that SAEN is pretty much run by two people, the things they've done is impressive. I think of Michael as a walking encyclopedia in his field. You'd be hard-pressed to find someone more dedicated and dogged in pursuit of justice for animals in laboratories.

2 Donna235

Donor

Rating: 5

I love SAEN. Michael and his family work very hard to end the suffering of laboratory animals. I saw him speak at an Animal Rights Conference and his methods for combating this evil are very practical and get results.

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2 John140

Donor

Rating: 5

Easily one of the top organizations dealing with animal exploitation in existence. If you donate to organizations that are in support of animals, this is one that will give you the most for your dollar.My wife and I have known them for seven years, and have seen the fruits of their activism. It is all done with honesty and no sensationalism.The work they do has ended the4 suffering of many animals destined to suffer and/or die for needless animal experiments. I highly recommend them.

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Donor

Rating: 5

SAEN is a unique organization in that it focuses solely on animal experimentation. As a local activist and promoter of a plant based diet, I see this issue as crucial to making a better world. They have done so much to expose abuses and educate people on the needless cruelty of vivisection. I know for a fact that this organization uses its money wisely, since I know them personally. They are leaders when it comes to this issue, and one of the most important organizations for the rights of animals on this planet. Anybody interested in a better more compassionate world, this is an organization well worth supporting.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Stop Animal Exploitation Now! is the best ant-vivisection organization in the world. Laboratory experiments on animals are cruel, unnecessary, and often redundant. Federally funded vivisection is a waste of taxpayer money and abhorrent to most taxpayers. Michael Budkie and his wife Karen of SAEN have accomplished a lot. They are true heroes for the animals abused in laboratories, many of whom are dogs.

christine

Donor

Rating: 5

There is no other group in the United States so effectively fighting to expose the cruelty and waste of animal experimentation. SAEN is leading the way to restoring balance between human and non-human life and I am proud to support this wonderful organization.

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.

Sylvia5

Donor

Rating: 5

I have supported Stop Animal Exploitation Now! for many years, and will continue to do so. The kind of work they do on behalf of laboratory animals (using public records to disclose breaches to the Animal Welfare Acts) is a unique focus of SAEN. But in addition, their public education, letter writing campaigns, and their publicity efforts make their discovery work actually effective at slowing the abuse as an industry.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have chosen to add my support to SAEN, regularly over the years, because I see them as an effective organization:
1. SAEN fills a niche in animal rights advocacy by researching the public records for violations to the Animal Welfare Acts, and then acts to hold the institutions and companies accountable to the repercussions of their actions (by advocating for fines and shut-downs).
2. SAEN gets their member base motivated with regular "how you can help" letter writing campaigns which are instrumental in shutting down the departments in the institutions and companies that deal with animal experimentation
3. SAEN effectively publicises their "wins" using the media to keep greater public awereness of the need for animal rights advocacy
4. SAEN "works well with others," being at the fore of organizing animal rights symposiums where numbers of different animal rights aorganizations come together to educate and motivate the public, and to create greater ties and better coordination among each other.
5. SAEN is a small organization with very low overhead costs comparative to the amount that they achieve.
GO SAEN!

Donor

Rating: 5

SAEN is a shining example of a great organization fighting against a corrupt industry to end the suffering of animals in labs. I am a proud supporter of this organization.

Donor

Rating: 5

For the BEST up-to-date information on violations, inspections, USDA reports, letters of complaint to facilities abusing animals, SAEN is THE source. The reports demonstrate the disregard vivisectors have for their "test subjects". Essays about the life of laboratory animals are moving, touching and inspiring.