Changing Lives and Mending Hearts

Dear Friend, When I visited Mindy’s Memory Primate Sanctuary last March, I was thrilled to see the improvements that your support has brought. The housing was secure and enriching, and there were lots of happy staff and volunteers providing care. … Continue reading

Activate for Animals – September

THERE’S NOTHING PRETTY ABOUT ANIMAL TESTING Few would disagree that animal testing causes tremendous animal suffering. In fact, there’s nothing pretty about it, particularly for cosmetics. However, animals are still used to test cosmetics and their ingredients, and what’s concerning … Continue reading

Is it Important to Help Animals in Labs?

Yes, it is! You can inspire others to support AAVS’s mission 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

Humane Science Starts with You

It’s that time of year when millions of students and educators are returning to classrooms. Unfortunately, the new school year will bring a cruel end for millions of animals—including cats, frogs, sharks, fetal pigs, and mink—who will be dissected for … Continue reading

Activate for Animals – August

TELL USDA TO DEVELOP STANDARDS FOR PRIMATES What do squirrel monkeys, marmosets, and macaques have in common? Unfortunately, they are three of the most commonly used primate species in research. They are social, intelligent animals, which is evident when observing … Continue reading

Activate for Animals – July

SUPPORT LEGISLATION FOR MODERN, NON-ANIMAL TESTING Ensuring that chemicals are safe shouldn’t cost animals their lives. But today, chemical testing means that hundreds of thousands of animals, including rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, and rats may suffer painful burns, ulcers, or … Continue reading

Alternatives Save Animal Lives

Dear Friend, This week, AAVS’s affiliate, the Alternatives Research & Development Foundation (ARDF) announces its grants totaling $220,000 to fund six extraordinary projects that will advance scientific research without the use of animals. This represents a record sum for ARDF’s annual … Continue reading

Shop & Donate at the Same Time!

Because, if you shop on, you can also help AAVS and the animals! AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support AAVS every time you shop, at no cost to you or us. AmazonSmile offers the same wide … Continue reading

Activate Online – June

TELL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO SUPPORT HUMANE COSMETICS The Humane Cosmetics Act (HCA), a bipartisan bill aimed at ending the use of animals in testing cosmetics and their ingredients, as well as the sale of such products, was introduced to Congress … Continue reading