The mission of AAVS is to end the use of animals in science through education, advocacy, and the development of alternative methods – and there’s a reason we put education first.

AAVS strives to gather and present the most accurate and up-to-date information about the use of animals in science, so that it is available to everyone, regardless of their location, trade, or position.

Our viewpoint is that the critical and active citizen is the informed citizen – that when one possesses the knowledge of sanctioned unethical practices, he has no choice but to act in opposition.

Learn About the Use of Animals in Science.

What types of research involve animals? Which animals are used? What’s wrong with using animals in research? You’ll find the answers to these questions, as well as an explanation of the laws and regulations that currently effect animals in science.

Learn about Alternatives.

Despite myriad ethical and scientific problems, the use of animals is still a very large part of scientific research. What will happen when we stop using animals? Better science, better ethics, and better results. Alternatives to animal use are the future of science, and we’re developing new methods every day.

Learn about the Issues.

The campaigns of AAVS are issues to which we devote a great amount of energy, and hope to resolve in the interest of the ethical treatment of animals and the welfare of both animals and people. Resolutions to these issues can and will be achieved with public awareness and with your support.