Our Work

Publications and Outreach

AAVS educates the general public about animal issues through one of the top-rated literature collections in the animal advocacy movement and the informative AAVS website. Our publication, AV Magazine, and bi-monthly newsletter, Activate for Animals, provide comprehensive, up-to-date information on the scientific and ethical dimensions of animal experiments and alternatives. Our publications encourage AAVS members and supporters to become actively involved in our campaigns. Outreach staff also travel to speaking engagements and conferences and place advertisements in national publications to spread the AAVS message across the country.

Campaigns

AAVS Campaigns are areas of special interest that align with the core values of our organization and its members. Working towards milestones and resolutions in these areas is what drives our mission, and focuses our energy. Click here to learn more about AAVS Campaigns.

Sanctuary Support

More and more often, animals in labs are being given a second chance. Each year, AAVS awards hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to worthy sanctuaries that care for animals once used in laboratories or exploited in other ways.

The AAVS Family

Animalearn

Animalearn is AAVS’s education program, which focuses on ending vivisection and dissection in the classroom.

The Leaping Bunny Program

AAVS is a proud member of the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC), and the chair of its Leaping Bunny Program.

Alternatives Research & Development Foundation

The Alternatives Research & Development Foundation (ARDF), an affiliate of AAVS, awards grants to scientists and educators working to develop non-animal methods.