National Anti-vivisection Society

 

National Antivisection Society

About vivisection

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What is the aim of NAVS?

The NAVS is opposed to all animal experiments, which we believe are unreliable, unethical and unnecessary. We fund non-animal scientific and medical research and have supported scientists working in...

What is classed as an unethical practice?

The term “unethical” can cover a vast range of practices covering anything from animal abuse; child labour; human rights abuse; depletion of the rainforest and environment, pollution; the arms trade; and...

Can any company be totally ethical?

This is not an absolute – unfortunately it is almost impossible to avoid some contact down the line of business activity with something unethical. However, the most important thing is for a company to...

Why should people choose to invest ethically?

Human and animal rights and welfare, as well as environmental concerns, are increasingly important in order to preserve resources for future generations. Society must look for ways of combining necessary...

If not animals, then what would you use to test medicines?

Drugs and other medicines need to be tested in a way that predicts the likely human effect – so using methods that focus on human tissues, human receptors for drug molecules, known human data. Replacement...

Isn’t it true that life quality and expectancy have improved because of animal experiments?

To claim that improvements in quality and expectancy of life have relied upon animal research is a gross overstatement, usually made by those with a vested interest in animal research in an attempt to...

Can you give examples of species differences and the failure of animal testing?

Each species reacts differently to drugs and other products. What is beneficial in one species can be poisonous to another. The problem of the animal experimentation method is that researchers try to...

Does medical research need animals?

No. Every year millions of animals die in experiments that are unreliable, unethical and unnecessary. The fundamental problem of animal experiments is species differences. This means that each species...

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