Together, we can reduce unnecessary animal testing.

Each year, millions of animals endure painful, often unnecessary experiments in the name of research and education. Many of these animals are deliberately sickened over long periods, left to suffer without anesthesia or die without euthanasia. This is despite modern technology that often makes such tests less scientifically accurate and less cost-effective.

Harvey, a beagle used in the lethal Paredox Therapeutics study, sits In his stainless steel cage.

Harvey never basked in the sun, chased after a ball or knew what it was like to be loved. As part of a toxicity test, his chest was surgically opened and flooded with substances. He suffered alone in a wire cage in a barren laboratoryand then he was killed. More than 60,000 dogs just like Harvey suffer in U.S. laboratories every year. It breaks our hearts that it’s too late for Harvey, but you can help us save 36 beagles who are slated to be killed in July of 2019 at the end of a Dow AgroSciences test at the same lab.

Creatures great and small

Rats and mice are the most commonly used animals in research, but many different species fall victim to animal testing. “Class B” dealers try to acquire cats and dogs through animal shelters and “free to a good home” ads to sell to research labs. Live goats and pigs are frequently injured deliberately to train military personnel to respond to combat injuries, even though cruelty-free training alternatives exist.

Animal research by the numbers
guinea pig animal testing

Are used annually in research, testing and education in the United States.

mouse animal testing

Are mice and rats, making them the overwhelming majority of animals used in research. Despite this, these species are neither counted in the annual statistics that the USDA collects, nor covered under the Animal Welfare Act.

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

Live at Project Chimps, a sanctuary founded in Georgia in 2014, where these former research subjects have been moved from laboratories into retirement.

Rabbits in cosmetics animal testing lab
Siqui Sanchez
Siqui Sanchez

Millions of animals are used in experiments each year at universities, hospitals, military bases and companies around the country. Some receive no medication or other relief for their suffering. By donating, you'll help us work toward the day when animals are no longer used in harmful experiments.