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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World Week for Animals in Laboratories

April 22 – 28 is World Week for Animals in Laboratories, a time to reflect on the silent toll exacted on countless animals behind the closed doors of research labs. Unfortunately for these animals it isn’t merely one week, which is why our work on their behalf persists each day of every year. Your vital partnership fuels our efforts to promote humane alternatives, advocate for change, and ultimately end needless animal suffering. For the animals exploited in the name of science, please join us with a special donation today.

Our Progress by the Numbers

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 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.

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