To reduce⁠—and eventually end⁠—harmful animal experiments.

Each year, it is estimated that more than 50 million dogs, cats, monkeys, rabbits, rats and other animals are forced to endure painful experiments in the U.S. These animals are deliberately sickened with toxic chemicals or infected with diseases, live in barren cages and are typically killed when the experiment ends. But humans and animals are very different, so outdated animal experiments often don’t accurately mimic how the human body will respond to drugs, chemicals or treatments.

Dogs Used in Experiments FAQ

Replace animal experiments with sophisticated alternatives

Stand with us to demand that the federal government, state governments, companies and universities stop relying on outdated animal experiments.

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Non-animal methods

The world is moving toward a future dominated by more sophisticated alternatives to animal experiments that use human cells, tissues and organs, artificial intelligence, 3D bioprinting, robotics, computer models and other technologies to create experiments that don't rely on animals. These technologies are better for both animals and humans because they are typically faster, less expensive and more accurate than the outdated animal experiments that have been not improved for decades. With your help, we can make sure that the transition to advanced non-animal methods happens more quickly.

Animals Used in Experiments FAQ

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Is animal testing the best means of achieving human safety, concerning our use of drugs and chemicals? After hearing Thomas and others, you be the judge. 

Did you know?
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Tested on animals ultimately fail in human trials, according to the National Institutes of Health.

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Bred to be used in experiments are protected under the Animal Welfare Act or counted in the annual statistics collected by the United States Department of Agriculture.

Chimpanzee retired from a life in research, relaxing in a tree at Project Chimps in Blue Ridge, Georgia

Are still waiting to be moved out of labs and into sanctuaries even though invasive experiments on chimpanzees in the United States ended in 2015.

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Animals in the U.S. continue to suffer and die in experiments to test cosmetics like lipstick, deodorant and cologne. By supporting our work to end testing and experiments on animals, you will help countless rabbits, mice and other animals languishing in laboratories.