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Bill Will Reduce Animal Testing

On May 24, the House passed a the Lautenberg Act, a chemical reform bill that will save thousands of animals from suffering in cruel chemical tests. The Senate has yet to vote on this bill, so please contact your Senators … Continue reading

Activate for Animals – May 2016

Bill Will Reduce Animal Testing As early as Tuesday, Congress is expected to vote on the final version of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, a bill to revise the decades-old Toxic Substances Control Act … Continue reading

Horseplay is Okay on Mother’s Day!

For many years, Peggy was confined to a stall and kept pregnant to harvest her estrogen-rich urine for manufacturing the hormone replacement drug Premarin (the drug’s name is derived from its source: PREgnant MARe urINe). Horses on these pharmaceutical production … Continue reading

Activate for Animals – April 2016

How Can You Help Animals? World Day for Animals in Labs is this Sunday, April 24. Although AAVS works on behalf of animals used in research, testing, and education throughout the year, World Day for Animals in Labs is an … Continue reading

There’s No Tax On Kindness

No one likes tax season. To make it a little easier, here are ways you can support AAVS and help the animals without writing a check: GREAT NONPROFITS Inspire others to support AAVS by telling the world how you feel … Continue reading

Activate for Animals – March 2016

Safe AND Humane Please Oppose a New Scheme for Testing Cosmetics and Personal Care Products that Could Harm Animals.   Consumers want—and deserve—safe products, but they also want them to be cruelty-free. Unfortunately, a bill has been introduced in the … Continue reading

Lab Rats and 8-Tracks

HELP MAKE ANIMAL TESTING OBSOLETE Dear AAVS Supporter, The phone booth. The 8-track tape. The typewriter. The fax machine. The lab rat. What do they have in common?They’re all outdated. New advances in technology have opened up a world of … Continue reading

Hearing Scheduled for March 9th

Say YES to Student Choice Last month, Maryland state Senator Ronald Young introduced SB 901, a bill that would give ALL K-12 students the right to refuse to participate in animal dissection exercises and instead choose effective and innovative, humane … Continue reading

Activate for Animals – February 2016

Military Should Use BEST Practices, Not Animals The Department of Defense (DOD) “uses more than 8,500 live animals each year” in its combat trauma training exercises, according to a bill developed to end this practice. These animals, typically anesthetized pigs … Continue reading

Nothing But Love

There’s nothing but love at Chimp Haven for the seven young chimpanzees sponsored by AAVS’s Lifetime Care Fund. Thank you for opening your heart to help animals. A little TLC goes a long way. LEARN ABOUT TLC FOR CHIMPS GIVE … Continue reading