AAVS Action Center

Cruelty-Free Cosmetics in the U.S.
There Should Be a Law!

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NIH should not deny chimps sanctuary

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USDA Still Blocking Access to Welfare Reports

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Stop Exports of Monkeys Destined for Labs

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House of Horrors: UW-Madison Resurrects Infant Isolation Studies

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Thank Your Legislators for Passing Legislation that Helps Animals

On June 22, 2016, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act was signed into law by President Obama. This law will put U.S. safety testing requirements in line with recommendations outlined in the landmark 2007 report, "Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: A Vision and A Strategy." Chemical testing reform will modernize safety testing in the U.S. and promote the use of alternatives, while at the same time saving hundreds of thousands of animal lives. Act Now »

Tell MetLife: Support Chimps in Liberia, Stop Funding NYBC

On May 30, 2017, AAVS learned that the lifetime care for over 60 chimpanzees formerly used in research and abandoned in Liberia is now assured. HSUS and New York Blood Center (NYBC), which used these chimps in hepatitis research for decades, have agreed to split the costs associated with the lifetime care of these animals. AAVS first became involved in this issue in 2015 when we learned of the desperate plight of these chimpanzees and HSUS's work to intervene. AAVS was quick to add our support by making an emergency donation. Act Now »

Stand Up for Goats Who Can’t

In May 2016, USDA for reached a settlement agreement filed against Santa Cruz Biotechnology (SCBT), one of the world's largest suppliers of antibodies. The company became notorious in recent years for gross animal welfare violations, particularly regarding its lack of care and treatment of hundreds of goats. As part of the settlement, SCBT agrees to cancel its research license, and USDA is revoking its dealer license and levying a historical fine of $3.5 million. Act Now »