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.

A Better Way

We fund and promote early-career scientists developing innovative new alternatives to animal testing in research. Learn how we're helping create a more compassionate future. 

Inspiring young minds and saving animal lives. We empower educators with humane teaching tools. Learn how we're ushering in a new era of compassionate science education for students.

Our grant program offers critical funding to sanctuaries providing safe and loving environments for animals retired from research. See how we're helping give these animals a second chance at life. 

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It’s Time to Set Animals Free

Every day, thousands of animals like beagles endure unnecessary suffering in the name of outdated science. By joining NAVS in our mission, you can help open the cages and end cruel animal experimentation. Your support is crucial to advancing humane, effective alternatives that benefit both animals and humans. Don't let another day pass for these animals — make a special donation today to help us set them free.

Our Progress by the Numbers

Funding Smarter Science

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$1.7 Million

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

Advocating

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57,018

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

Educating

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58

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

Helping Animals

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215

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 stop the push to use more nonhuman primates in research!

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

Research and development

Humane Science – Why Humane Alternatives Are Not Just Ethical but Better Science

When it comes to scientific research, there’s a growing recognition that humane alternatives to animal testing are not just a matter of ethics—they’re also a matter of good science. The…

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Anti-Vivisection – Exploring Alternatives to Vivisection

Exploring Alternatives to Vivisection In the realm of scientific research and experimentation, the use of animals has long been a subject of ethical debate. Vivisection, the practice of performing operations…

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Join NAVS at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair

We are excited to once again be participating in the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. ISEF gathers bright young minds from…