Dear Friend, YOU wouldn’t want to be used as a ‘guinea pig’ for painful, invasive research. Neither does an actual, live guinea pig. Animals don’t volunteer to be test subjects—they don’t have a choice. But we do. Thanks to you, … Continue reading

Activate for Animals – February 2017

You Have the Right to Know On February 3, USDA blocked access to information about legal cases alleging severe animal cruelty and neglect and shut down its online database that houses thousands of searchable records documenting the care and treatment … Continue reading

A Little TLC for Valentine’s Day

There’s nothing but love at Chimp Haven for the seven young chimpanzees supported 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 … Continue reading


USDA Hears You! On February 17, USDA posted some of the thousands of animal welfare records that it had blocked access to earlier in the month. This batch of documents includes inspection reports for certain federal facilities and annual reports … Continue reading

Activate for Animals – January 2017

AWA for All Animals Not all animals used in research are protected by the law. While the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) was created to set minimal standards of care and treatment for animals used in experiments, it specifically excludes those … Continue reading

Magazine Shines a Light

Check out the latest edition of the AV Magazine! What’s inside: Blowing the whistle on farmed-animal research Hormones and pregnant mares’ urine GE: Spider goats, Popeye pigs Sanctuary for farmed animals …and more! READ IT NOW     Want to … Continue reading

Today is National Bird Day

Birds are a part of our everyday lives. They are our neighbors almost everywhere—the country, city, mountains, and shorelines—and they captivate us with their beautiful colors, intricate songs, and clever personalities. In celebration of our feathered friends, AAVS is re-releasing … Continue reading

Read this, My Fellow Procrastinators!

My fellow procrastinators, If you’re like me, you’re just too busy during the holiday season to sit down and make sure that your charitable donations for the year are what you want them to be. But I sure do appreciate … Continue reading