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Support Essential Sanctuary Workers #GIVINGTUESDAYNOW The wonderful people who care for animals in sanctuaries can’t stay safe at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The animals need them, and they need us. Will you give today to honor the people who … Continue reading

World Day for Animals in Labs

Today is World Day for Animals in Labs! It’s a time to remember the millions of animals who are held in laboratories and raise awareness about their use in research, testing, and education. Let’s work together to help end their … Continue reading

Two Major Milestones for Animals

April 22, 1970 catalyzed the modern environmental movement when Earth Day was first observed. For 50 years, concerned activists worldwide have been working to protect the planet, and benefit all life upon it. This year, AAVS is also celebrating 30 … Continue reading

Other Ways to Give 2020

We sincerely hope that you, your family, your friends, and your companion animals are all safe and healthy at this difficult time. All of us here at AAVS are working remotely and remain dedicated to keeping operations active to benefit … Continue reading

It’s a Matter of Time

Proud to Support Alternative Methods 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. … Continue reading

Records restored, Teen frog advocate, NIH falls short

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS March 2020 More Action Needed for Meaningful Transparency USDA has reposted animal welfare reports from inspections at regulated facilities, which had been removed from its website without warning in 2017. The restoration of unredacted records was the result … Continue reading

20/20 Vision To Help Animals In Labs

What can one person do? We know that 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 … Continue reading

You’ll go bananas for these chimps!

Happy Valentine’s Day from AAVS! Chimp Haven, the world’s largest chimpanzee sanctuary, is home to over 300 residents. At the sanctuary, chimpanzees formerly used in biomedical research spend their days in an environment designed especially for them, complete with expert … Continue reading