Animals have emotions and possess unique intelligence and sensitivity. And just like us, they experience fear and pain. And what could be more frightening and painful than having chemicals forced into your eyes, down your throat, or rubbed on sensitive skin?
AAVS is a leader in the fight to end animal testing. To maximize our effectiveness, we engage with a diverse group of domestic and international partners, including scientists who recognize that animal testing is not only cruel, but unreliable as a predictor of safety in humans.
For over 130 years, AAVS has brought informed expertise and dogged determination to combatting animal experimentation. Whether the problem is mandatory animal testing in China or the threat of a new testing program in the U.S., AAVS has the extensive knowledge and relationships to advocate effectively for the animals. Our efforts include:
- Funding the development of non-animal research methods
- Helping former laboratory animals transition to sanctuaries
- Providing humane science teaching tools to students and educators
- Encouraging compassionate shopping through the Leaping Bunny Program
However, this important work is only possible though the support of our dedicated members.
Will You Join Us? Your AAVS membership will help to end animal testing for common consumer products and their ingredients. With your support, we will let people know that animal testing is cruel and unnecessary, and that, as consumers and citizens, the power is in our hands to end suffering.
With your support, AAVS can continue to provide essential leadership in the fight against animal testing. Your membership gift will help us educate and mobilize citizens and consumers through multimedia outreach and promotions. Working together, we can create a cruelty-free future!
With a membership contribution of $25 or more, you will receive our tote bag that reminds everyone to shop cruelty-free!