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.
Please 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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Your help is needed during the NAVS Week Of Actionon November 27th – December to end the secret use of millions of animals in UK laboratories each year.
The NAVS is delighted to announce that the East Riding of Yorkshire Council has refused permission for a facility to breed beagle dogs and other animals for experiments in Grimston.
Help us highlight the suffering of laboratory animals during Lab Animal Week.
Support medical progress without making animals suffer.
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Our campaign to stop animals being used in experiments for space exploration has been waged worldwide.
An EU regulation controlling the sale of chemical substances which has resulted in the biggest single animal testing programme the world has ever seen.
NAVS campaign to end household product testing on animals.
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.