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Advancing Science Without Harming Animals

NAVS is dedicated to ending 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.




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February 24, 2020 Catching up with IFER Fellowship Recipient Aline Zbinden

This week’s Science First highlights the work of Aline Zbinden, recipient of the NAVS/International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) Graduate Fellowship for Alternatives to the Use of Animals in Science. NAVS recently had the opportunity to touch base with Aline, … Continued

February 18, 2020 You Did It! APHIS Agrees to Restore Animal Welfare Records

Your voices were heard!  On December 20, 2019, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020 (HR 3164) was signed into law. One provision in the massive spending package was a directive to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health … Continued

February 17, 2020 More Transparency Trouble

Obtaining data, statistics and details regarding the use—and abuse—of animals in research continues to be increasingly difficult, with roadblocks preventing the free and open access to information. This distressing reality is further supported by the most recent Freedom of Information … Continued

February 5, 2020 More States Legislate to End Product Safety Testing on Animals

It has been recognized that the use of animals in safety testing for cosmetics does not necessarily create safer products. There are many safety tests that are scientifically superior and more reliable than those that use animals. Moreover, alternative tests … Continued

September 23, 2019 EPA to End Animal Testing

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its commitment to moving away from animal testing. Andrew Wheeler, EPA spokesperson, noted in a memo from the agency, that “[s]cientific advancements exist today that allow us to better predict … Continued


Making a Difference


Total amount of grants given by NAVS to the International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) since 2001


Sanctuaries, shelters and rescues helped by the NAVS Sanctuary Fund since 2001


Pieces of legislation introduced as a result of NAVS’ efforts in the past year