Animals Don't Belong in a Lab

With your help, we can put an end to harmful, flawed and costly animal experiments through the advancement of smarter, human-relevant research and the promotion of animal-friendly changes to laws and policies.

The Problem

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Millions Suffer and Die

each year in the process of testing consumer products

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Only 10% are Protected

by The Animal Welfare Act, while 90% of animals are left unprotected.

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95% of Drugs Fail

in human testing after they are tested on animals

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6-12 Million Dissected

each year in classrooms across the US. Used by 84% of K-12 biology educators

How We Help

Funding Smarter Science

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$ Million

in grants given by NAVS to fund researchers developing innovative alternatives to animal experiments

Advocating

Advocacy

messages sent to legislators  
through the NAVS Advocacy  
Center in the past year 

Educating

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recipients of the NAVS Humane  
Science Award, recognizing excellence  
among high school students 

Helping Animals

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sanctuaries, shelters and rescues helped by the NAVS Sanctuary Fund since 2001

How You Can Help

Advocate

Our advocacy center makes it easy to contact the representatives making decisions that affect animals.

URGENT NEED:
Help advance alternatives to the use of animals in science by the U.S. government

Donate

Your gift will help NAVS advance smarter science, empower advocates, promote innovative science education, and assist animals in need.

How You Can Help

Advocate

Our advocacy center makes it easy to contact the representatives making decisions that affect animals.

URGENT NEED:
It's Time to Pass the Humane Cosmetics Act

Donate

Your gift will help NAVS advance smarter science, empower advocates, promote innovative science education, and assist animals in need.

Latest News

No Animal Testing

The European Parliament Passes a Resolution to End the Use of Animals in Research and Testing

In a nearly unanimous vote of 667 to 4, the European Parliament on Wednesday passed a historic resolution that calls on the European Commission to phase out all animal experiments.…

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NAVS Alumni Spotlight: ISEF Humane Science Award Recipient Kashish Kumar

This week’s Science First “NAVS Alumni Spotlight” catches up with Kashish Kumar, recipient of the NAVS Humane Science Award at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) this year. ISEF…

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Mexico Bans Animal Testing For Cosmetics

Mexico Becomes First Nation in North America to Pass a Law Banning Animal Testing for Cosmetics In a major win for animals, late last week, Mexico joined the 41 other…

Take the Pledge to Stand With the Animals

Animals don’t have a voice—but you do! And there are simple actions you can take that will make a real difference in the lives of animals.