A Great Day for Great Apes

The first Great Apes Giving Day will take place on Wednesday, October 14, and AAVS is proud to be a sponsor. This new event was created by the ARCUS Foundation to rally supporters for sanctuaries that rehabilitate, protect, and care … Continue reading

YOU Can Make a Difference

Can you spare $5 a month to help animals in labs? By establishing a recurring donation, AAVS can depend on your dedicated funding to continue our outreach programs and targeted campaigns to end the abuse and exploitation of animals used … Continue reading

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