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. 

We're connecting student and educators with humane dissection tools!

Help inspire a new era of compassionate science teaching and make classrooms a safe space for animals and students alike. Your support helps us provide effective, humane learning tools to classrooms nationwide. 

Together, we can shape a kinder, more innovative future in science education.

Making a Difference

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

Together We Can Make a Difference

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 the development and use of non-animal models and methods, promote innovative science education, and assist animals in need.

Together We Can Make a Difference

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 the development and use of non-animal models and methods, promote innovative science education, and assist animals in need.

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In Memory of Steven Wise

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Transforming Classroom Education: A Success Story from a BioLEAP Grant Recipient

When we talk about replacing traditional animal dissection with humane alternatives, some may wonder: do these alternatives really work? The answer is a resounding yes, and the best proof comes…