Welcome to the NAVS Advocacy Center

Our advocacy platform makes it easy to support and advance legislation, corporate policies and other matters of interest that will have a positive effect on animals exploited in the name of science. Simply click on the action items below to add your voice to the growing chorus of support for these important issues. For your convenience, each action link is set to open in a new tab, so you won't lose your place. 

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Help Advance Alternatives to Animals in Science

The bipartisan Humane Research and Testing Act of 2021 would create a National Center for Advancing Non-Animal Research, which would provide resources, funding and training to advance humane, cost-effective and scientifically suitable non-animal methods. It will also require the NIH to outline a plan for reducing the number of animals used by federally funded researchers.

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Federal issues tend to get a great deal of attention, but what happens at the state level is just as important—perhaps even more so. By advocating on behalf of statewide issues, you can have an immediate, local effect on animals and make a positive difference directly in your community.

In many cases, success of these statewide issues can even help lead to even bigger and better things. Issues that gain traction and passage at the state level often help spur national progress, since federal legislators can point to the successes of laws in their states to make the case for federal versions of those laws.

State Level Actions

State actions are intended for residents of that state. Email letters will be sent to your own representatives on Capitol Hill or to elected officials in your state. If you live in one of the states listed below, TAKE ACTION today on one (or more) of these important issues.

California

Help End Chemical Testing on Animals
Bill would prohibit certain toxicity tests on cats and dogs.

Massachusetts

Support S 584 and H 966 to Encourage the Use of Non-Animal Test Methods
An Act concerning the use of animals in product testing

New Legislation Would Make Healthy Dogs and Cats Used in Research Available for Adoption
Give companion animals used in research a chance at a happy, post-lab life.

Michigan

Help Dogs and Cats Get Adopted After Life in the Laboratory
"Teddy's Law" will give animals used in research a chance for lives in loving homes

New Jersey

Help End Cosmetics Testing on Animals!
Bill would end the sale of animal-tested cosmetics in New Jersey

New York

Help End Cosmetics Testing on Animals
Bill Would End the Manufacture and Sale of Animal-Tested Cosmetics

New Legislation Strengthens Existing Law that Helps Research Dog and Cats Find Loving Homes
Bill aims to help dogs and cats no longer needed in laboratory experiments find loving homes.

Oregon

Support HB 3365 to End the Sale of Animal-Tested Cosmetic Products
Bill would end sale of animal-tested cosmetics in Oregon

Rhode Island

End the Use of Animals in Medical Training
Bill would modernize training of physicians

Support SB 531 and HB 5551 to End the Sale of Animal-Tested Cosmetic Products
An Act relating to animals and animal husbandry cruelty to animals