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We Can’t Do It Without YOU

  You can inspire others to support AAVS’s mission for animals by sharing your experiences with us on Great Nonprofits, a non-profit review site that provides a forum to promote important causes. Your positive comments will help us to achieve … Continue reading




Experts on the
Animal Welfare Act

Check out the latest edition of the AV Magazine! Since becoming law in 1966, the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) has changed a lot over the past 50 years. In this issue, experts tackle how to fix the only federal law … Continue reading




Activate for Animals – June 2017

Support Needed for Humane Cosmetics   In the U.S., thousands of animals, like mice, rabbits, and guinea pigs, are still used to test cosmetic and personal care products, despite the fact that humane testing methods are available and widely accepted. … Continue reading




IL residents – Action Needed

Urge Governor to Support Adoption of Dogs and Cats Used in Research Dogs and cats used in research in Illinois could have a chance to be adopted if Governor Bruce Rauner signs the Research Animal Retirement Act (SB 1884) into … Continue reading




Not Another One…

Don’t get your Dad another tie for Father’s Day. Instead, make a donation to the Sanctuary Fund in his name. That’s a gift Dad will love! Happy Father’s Day! DONATE FOR DAD




Victory for Liberia Chimpanzees!

  On May 30, AAVS learned that the lifetime care for over 60 chimpanzees formerly used in research and abandoned in Liberia is now assured. We are happy to report that The Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) and New … Continue reading




Activate for Animals – May 2017

End Use of Animals in Combat Training The U.S. military uses more than 8,500 live animals annually to train its medical personnel on how to treat combat trauma injuries, according to the Battlefield Excellence Through Superior Training (BEST) Practices Act. … Continue reading




Happy Mother’s Day from AAVS

Our generous members have made it possible for Riley to live a safe and happy life with his mother, Nina, at Chimp Haven. Happy Mother’s Day, Nina!   SUPPORT AAVS




May the 4th be with You…

…As You Spring Clean   Trust that your spring cleaning will be cruelty-free. Check out these Leaping Bunny cruelty-free certified household product companies!  




Activate for Animals – April 2017

World Week for Animals in Laboratories A lot of people don’t realize that animals are harmed in research, testing, and education. World Week for Animals in Labs is the perfect time to educate others about this unnecessary animal suffering. To … Continue reading