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:
Support the federal Humane Cosmetics Act to protect animals from the cruelty of cosmetics testing

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

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NAVS Shares New 3Rs Curriculum at International Educator Conference

NAVS and IFER Science Advisor Pam Osenkowski, PhD, presented “Animal Use in Science: Exploring the 3Rs,” NAVS’ new curriculum for high school students to participants of the Educators for Animals…

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NAVS-Supported Study Published in Educator Journal

NAVS is proud to have contributed to a new article published in The American Biology Teacher about the benefits of using non-animal teaching methods in place of traditional animal dissection.…

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Sanctuary Spotlight: The Center for Great Apes

The abrupt closing of Wildlife Waystation in California in 2019 left more than 400 animals in need of finding new homes. This included more than 40 chimpanzees, many of whom…

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.