Women and AAVS – a ‘her’story

Celebrating Women and Animal Advocacy International Women’s Day Did you know that AAVS was founded by a woman? Caroline Earle White established AAVS in 1883 to prevent Philadelphia doctors from using stray and stolen dogs in their horrific experiments. We’re … Continue reading

We knew them before they were stars

Happy Valentine’s Day from AAVS! Valentine’s Day is our favorite holiday at AAVS because of… chimps! Every year at this time, we send a grant to the Chimp Haven sanctuary to fulfill our promise to provide Total Lifetime Care for … Continue reading

The Numbers are Staggering

Over 110 Million Rats and Mice Used in U.S. Labs? A new study estimates that over 110 million rats and mice are used annually in U.S. labs, a number much higher than previously thought by animal groups, including AAVS, and … Continue reading

Planner or Procrastinator or both?

Dear Friend, Best wishes to you for a Happy New Year! Whether you are planning for 2021 or you’ve procrastinated in making charitable donations for 2020, I can relate! New Year’s Eve certainly invites consideration of the year to come, … Continue reading

It Begins Now

Dear Friend, This past year presented challenges to everyone, but I want you to know that AAVS never lost our focus or sense of urgency working on our mission to end the use of animals in science. With a resilient … Continue reading

What It’s All About

When days were dark this past year, we drew inspiration and resolve from the certain knowledge that innocent animals needed us. We didn’t miss a beat—our wonderful staff, board and members continued to work together for meaningful, lasting change. The … Continue reading

What Matters to You?

We can’t thank you enough for your unwavering commitment to AAVS’s mission. Throughout a difficult year, your advocacy and generosity has made a difference for animals. You rallied to ensure that birds get the legal protections they deserve; you ensured … Continue reading