AAVS affiliate, the Alternatives Research & Development Foundation, is feeling proud this month! ARDF grantee Dongeun (Dan) Huh and his team at the University of Pennsylvania had an article published in the leading journal, Science. The article explains how combining two new technologies, ‘organoids’ and ‘organ-on-a-chip,’ will help create advanced models of human organs for drug testing and other research. Liver-on-a-chip, anyone? READ MORE »
For the eighth year in a row, AAVS has been recognized as a Top-Rated Charity by Great Non-Profits, a leading charity review site. Ratings are based on comments and stories submitted to Great Non-Profits from compassionate people like you, and we’ve been overwhelmed by the positive feedback. Check out our reviews or, if you haven’t already, add your own. Thank you!! READ MORE »
We were thrilled to see the Leaping Bunny Program (managed by AAVS) featured in Self magazine. The article explains why cruelty-free certification by Leaping Bunny is so important and that it’s a reliable resource for compassionate consumers. In fact, the publication also stated that the “Leaping Bunny certification is the industry gold standard.” We couldn’t agree more! READ MORE »
Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary shared this sweet moment between two of their monkey residents. Social relationships are so important to primates, that when given the choice, many will choose companionship over food. Unfortunately, for primates in labs, sitting close and putting your arm around a friend is often not possible. Jungle Friends is home to many monkeys who’ve been released from labs and has received annual support from AAVS’s Sanctuary Fund since 2006.
“I have learned that there is more power in a good strong hug than in a thousand meaningful words.”