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USDA MISSES THE MARC

WHILE THE ANIMALS PAY THE PRICE   The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is under fire, again. This time, it’s for a report that fails to acknowledge the agency’s gross inadequacy in overseeing the care and treatment of animals at … Continue reading

This is Stuff to Get Excited About!

Dear Friend, I am always excited to receive and review proposals for new alternatives projects seeking funding. Thanks to your support, AAVS has long been at the forefront in the development and promotion of non-animal research methods. Last month, AAVS … Continue reading

Activate Online – February

Are You AWARE? We wrote to you about this last week, but if you didn’t take action yet, there’s still time. Here’s the story: Animals used in agriculture research, such as pigs, cows, and sheep, are not considered ‘animals,’ as … Continue reading

Make Congress AWARE

There are two kinds of pigs in U.S. laboratories. One kind, pigs used in biomedical research, are covered by the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), and the other kind, pigs used in agriculture research, have NO laws protecting them. In fact, all … Continue reading

A Little TLC Goes a Long Way

What better time than Valentine’s Day to share the love with some endearing little chimpanzees? There are the girls: Arden, Diane, Onyx, and Quilla; and the boys: Jimmy, Mason, and Riley. While their personalities are very different, they share one … Continue reading

Activate Online – January

ANIMALS IN HARM’S WAY Last month, USDA released an internal audit on the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), which outlined the agency’s extensive failure to protect animals and adequately uphold the integrity of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). … Continue reading

Animal Suffering, Meat, and Taxpayer Dollars

The New York Times has revealed shocking animal cruelty and neglect at a federal laboratory conducting research to benefit the meat industry, using taxpayer dollars. “U.S. Research Lab Lets Livestock Suffer in Quest for Profit,” uncovers experiments, conducted at the … Continue reading

Humane Science for Your Classroom in 2015

Animalearn, the educational division of the American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS), works with educators, students, and others to achieve quality humane science education without the harmful use of animals. Animalearn’s free loan program, The Science Bank, is the largest lending program … Continue reading

It’s From the Heart

The latest edition of our AV Magazine is out, and we know you’re going to love it! From life-long relationships to dedicated activism to nurturing compassion to the amazement of nature’s tiniest creatures, we explore our extraordinary bond with animals. … Continue reading

In the Final Hours of 2014

  Dear Friend, If you’re like me, you make your tax-deductible charitable donations at the end of the year, and contributions that help the animals are high on your list! There’s still time to make a donation to AAVS and … Continue reading