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NAVS’ opposition to the use of animals in research, testing and education is based on credible scientific evidence and compelling ethical arguments that vivisection is cruel and unnecessary, and that it can produce invalid, misleading results that can ultimately be harmful to people. Animal models of disease are an outdated and inadequate methodology for predicting what treatments are safe and effective for humans, and overreliance on animal models often sidetracks meaningful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 constructive use of the legal system. As animal advocates, we can harness the power of the law to ensure the passage of animal protection legislation, to strengthen existing laws and to mandate the use of smarter, non-animal alternatives in the laboratory.

In this section of the website, we offer an in-depth look at the ways animals are used in science, and discuss the scientific issues surrounding animal testing. We also examine the ways in which laws and policies affect every aspect of animals used in science, and how our legal and legislative system can be used to advance greater respect, compassion and justice for animals.


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