On December 17, 1929, a small group of dedicated individuals who were appalled by the cruelty inflicted on animals in the name of science founded the National Anti-Vivisection Society. Since that day 89 years ago, NAVS has been dedicated to ending the exploitation of animals used in research while advancing better, more humane science.
And because of your support, and the support of friends like you, we’ve made a lot of progress over the decades.
Whether you were helping us defeat an Illinois House Bill that would have allowed the use of live animals in public school classroom experiments in the 1960s, assisting us in the establishment of the first and only dissection alternative hotline in the 1980s, or are helping us pass legislation giving every student the right to a humane science education today, we have you to thank.
Maybe you were there when NAVS participated in televised debates on the use of chimpanzees in space exploration in the 1950s. Perhaps you played a role in helping us establish a national sanctuary for chimpanzees retired from federally-owned laboratories in 2000. Or maybe you were with us when we celebrated the end of invasive biomedical research on chimpanzees just a few years ago.
Whether it’s these or the many other successes that we’ve had on behalf of animals, we couldn’t have come this far without you.
Today begins NAVS’ 90th year of advancing science without harming animals. In honor of this milestone, we invite you to make a special birthday gift:
Thank you for being part of NAVS as we embark on our 90th year. Your gift today will effect positive changes for animals until every cage is empty.