National Anti-vivisection Society


National Antivisection Society

The National Anti-Vivisection Society, founded in 1875, is the world’s first body to challenge the use of animals in research and continues to lead the campaign today. NAVS has spearheaded the adoption of advanced, non-animal methods; exposed laboratory animal suffering and breaches of regulations with our undercover investigations; funded non-animal scientific and medical research; educated public and media about the flaws of animal research and provided legislators detailed briefings to support the replacement of animals in research with advanced methods.

Brexit concerns for lab animals

Brexit concerns for lab animalsConcerns that hard fought for regulations on animal experiments could be lost after Brexit have been raised by the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS)
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Drug trial disaster exposes misleading animal tests

Drug trial disaster exposes misleading animal testsThe tragic story is the subject of a BBC drama documentary ‘The Drug Trial: Emergency at the Hospital’.
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Stop the secrecy

Stop the secrecyPlease help the NAVS campaign for greater transparency in the lab by supporting our call for the repeal of Section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 Amendment Regulations 2012.
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World Day for Laboratory Animals

World Day for Laboratory AnimalsPlease take action this World Day for Laboratory Animals, April 24th, 2017.
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Good Charities Guide

Good Charities GuideSupport medical progress without making animals suffer.
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Animals in space research

Animals in space researchOur campaign to stop animals being used in experiments for space exploration has been waged worldwide.
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REACHAn EU regulation controlling the sale of chemical substances which has resulted in the biggest single animal testing programme the world has ever seen.

Kick animal testing out of the house

Kick animal testing out of the houseNAVS campaign to end household product testing on animals.

Our mission

Millions of animals suffer and die in cruel, unscientific, and futile experiments – yet there are sophisticated non-animal methods available. Our objectives are to awaken the conscience of humanity in all parts of the world to the iniquity of procedures causing suffering or distress to living creatures and the breeding and supply of animals for such purposes; to persuade regulators and legislators to adopt non-animal methods and end the use of animals in research. We may support partial measures of reform on animal use, which would provide steps towards the replacement of the use of animals in research.

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