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Activate for Animals
| April 2019

Captive Primates Need YOU! A bill that would put a stop to people owning pet monkeys was introduced in the House of Representatives last month. If enacted, the Captive Primate Safety Act would prohibit the import, export, sale, and transport … Continue reading

World Week for
Animals in Labs 2019

Follow AAVS on Instagram! Today is the start of World Week for Animals in Laboratories and, in recognition of this important event, AAVS is launching our new Instagram page! This is a perfect time to help build awareness about the … Continue reading

Let’s Make This Easy

To make tax time a little easier, here are ways you can support AAVS and help the animals without opening your wallet or checkbook: Help AAVS earn 2019 top-rated status on Great Nonprofits and inspire others to support us by … Continue reading

CA residents – Time to stop dissection!

Ban Animal Dissection K–12 in California! AAVS urges California residents to take action before May 1st to support AB 1586, the Replacing Animals in Science Education Act (RAISE) Act. This bill has been endorsed by our education division, Animalearn, which … Continue reading

Activate for Animals
| March 2019

Frankenfish for Sale Despite the risks, the federal government has given the final OK for genetically engineered (GE) salmon to be marketed and sold as food. The GE salmon is engineered using genes from two other fish, supposedly making it … Continue reading

Can We Help Animals and People?

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, … Continue reading

Activate for Animals
| February 2019

Emphasis on Alternatives and Enhanced Oversight The Humane and Existing Alternatives in Research and Testing Sciences (HEARTS) Act, introduced in February, will help “ensure that non-animal methods are prioritized, where applicable and feasible, in proposals for all research to be … Continue reading

Love is In the Air

We want to share the love today because you are a part of this happy story. Six years ago, seven baby chimps and their mothers arrived at Chimp Haven, the National Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Louisiana. Every Valentine’s Day, AAVS commemorates … Continue reading

Let’s Keep up the Momentum

2nd Hearing on Student Choice Can you once again help us take action on behalf of animals used in education in Maryland? Just last week, we asked you to join the Animalearn team in voicing support of SB 188, the … Continue reading