NAVS’ opposition to the use of animals in research, testing and education is based in ethics and in science. Vivisection is cruel and unnecessary. It can produce invalid, misleading results that can ultimately be harmful to people. Overreliance on animal models often sidetracks meaningful scientific progress while wasting taxpayer dollars and other resources.
We also know that one of the most effective ways to bring about positive, lasting change for animals is through the constructive use of the legal system. Advocates for social justice have long used the power of the law to advance their cause—and animal law is no different.
At the links below, we offer an in-depth look at the ways in which animals are used in science, and discuss the scientific issues surrounding animal testing. We also explain the ways in which laws and policies affect animals and show how our legal and legislative system can be used to advance greater protections for animals.
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