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Ending the use of animals in science through education, advocacy, and the development of alternative methods.


Want to know why AAVS opposes the use of animals in science? Learn more about the ethical and scientific problems with animal research and testing in this brief overview. It’s time for a change, and the more you know, the more you can do to help.


Use the AAVS Action Center to help make a difference for animals used in science. From Congress to government agencies to companies and universities, AAVS provides you with the resources you need to end animal suffering. Act Now!


AAVS’s important work to end the use of animals in science is only possible thanks to the generosity of our caring members and supporters. Your gift to AAVS ensures that our successful programs continue to foster positive change for animals and promote humane, ethical science.

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We know that many experiments on animals are done out of curiosity or on known factors that do not need to be repeated. AAVS educates and gives sound reasons why this research seldom if ever translates to human health. There are alternatives which AAVS recommends and NIH and certain universities must listen to this organization that’s shown amazing professionalism.

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I love that AAVS has been a pioneer in cruelty free shopping and the Leaping Bunny program. They also have worked for decades to provide students with support and alternatives to vivisection in schools. Their publications are also excellent. Top notch group!

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Animals used in research are never seen, heard or much less thought about, but their cries are heard by AAVS, and they strive to bring attention to the suffering that takes place at the expense of these animals’ lives.

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