YOU wouldn’t want to be used as a ‘guinea pig’ for painful, invasive research. Neither does an actual, live guinea pig.
Animals don’t volunteer to be test subjects—they don’t have a choice. But we do.
Thanks to you, AAVS’s affiliate, the Alternatives Research & Development Foundation (ARDF) funds projects to develop humane, non-animal research models that are not only more ethical, but that also advance research and testing for human health. That’s our choice.
Projects funded by ARDF grants include: biochips to study liver disease progression and causes of premature birth; alternative models that use human cells to construct complex 3-D tissues to study serious human health issues such as juvenile cancer and autism; and “mini-brains” made of human neurons and cells, which could revolutionize drug testing and be used to find treatments for diseases like Parkinson’s.
Help fund the future of research with a gift for alternatives today!
This May, our scientific advisors will begin reviewing grant proposals submitted to our Annual Open Grant Program. Help us make this the year that we fund more projects than ever before. Please contribute a special gift to make that happen.
We will not compromise on the goal to achieve full replacement of animals in science. Thank you for being part of this progressive movement that helps animals and people.