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The American Anti-Vivisection Society

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals


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.

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Rating: 5

The AAVS´s a great institution, you can NEVER transfer animal testing/vivisection to humans anyway, so many testings´re more than ridiculous, like stress swimming tests for mice - where the mice are tested for depressions - those who give up soon shall be depressive - how sick is this??? - Or cosmetic testings - what knowledge should result from poking make-up etc. into rabbits´ eyes, the AAVS´s offering alternative testing methods and fights vivisection too, modern sience offers tissue engeneering to test on humane cell cultures, which delivers results that can clearly be transfered on living humans!!! 5 star review from me, what else???