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In the U.S. alone, millions of animals – including cats, dogs, mice, and monkeys – die in cruel and unnecessary experiments, testing, classroom dissection, and medical training. With your help, we can end the harmful use of animals in science and science education and replace it with scientifically superior alternatives.

Be a Voice for Animals! Do you have a phone or computer? Then you can speak up for animals. Use our petitions, automated letters, and talking points to add your voice to our mission. Visit NEAVS' Action Alerts page and our Project R&R Take Action page.

Join Compassionate People Across the World! Take the Cruelty-Free Pledge to only purchase products from companies that do not test on animals. And don’t forget to send out the link to all your family and friends asking them to do the same.

Network with Us! We are on the cutting edge of progress made for animals in labs and we want the world to know us as a reliable source for all related information. You can help by following us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest, and liking us on Facebook. Share our updates, and ask your network of friends, family, and co-workers to do the same.

Educate Others! A surprising number of people have no idea that invasive medical research on animals still occurs and they are outright shocked to learn the U.S. still uses chimpanzees. The first step to bringing about change is by letting people know a problem exists, and that there are better alternatives. Send your name and address to and we will get you the literature you need to start educating others. Set up a table with brochures, petitions, and factsheets in your school or work cafeteria, at community events, or other locations; hand out flyers to passersby on the street; or get creative! Some volunteers keep a stash of literature in their car so as to not miss any opportunity to spread the word.

Get Our Message Seen! We have some great print ads we are always trying to get printed in magazines and papers across the country. If this sounds like something you’d like to do, we have detailed instructions here. Determine what the costs will be and then start thinking of how you’ll raise the money – maybe set up a table and ask for donations, find willing participants and sponsors for a Walk for Chimpanzees, or be creative! And of course, we’ll be more than happy to provide you with leaflets and buttons.

Get Our Message Heard! We also have a wonderfully poignant radio PSA we’d love air on radio stations across the country. Typically stations offer this as a free public service announcement.

Promote Us Online! Do you have a website or blog? Do you work for a company with a popular site? Do you have favorite blogs you follow? If you said yes to any of these, then please see how we can get NEAVS and Project R&R banners on those pages. They are free to download and their impact is priceless – with each person who clicks on that banner and is directed to our website you have made a difference for animals.

Use GoodSearch! How many times per day do you search the web? Did you know you each click could be a donation to NEAVS? Sign up at today and designate NEAVS as your organization of choice. Then begin earning money for us with every search you do.

Shop Through Goodshop, iGive, and AmazonSmile! By installing the Goodshop app for your iPhone/iPad or browser, an average of 3% of your online purchases from more than 4,000 stores goes to NEAVS. Installing the iGive app on your iPad, browser, Android, or iPhone will also generate donations for NEAVS from your online purchases. Sign up at AmazonSmile and every purchase earns money for NEAVS (please try Goodshop or iGive first as they have higher donation rates). 

Encourage Companies to Go Cruelty-Free! Are some of your favorite cosmetic and product companies not Leaping Bunny-certified? Write to urge them to go cruelty-free. The Leaping Bunny is the only standard guaranteeing a product is 100% free of new animal testing. You can find certified companies here.

Ask Friends and Family to Go Cruelty-Free! Recommend downloading the free Android or iPhone Cruelty-Free Shopping Guide app, or write to and we'll send brochures on cruelty-free products to distribute. You can find the list of cruelty-free companies here.

Urge Your Schools to Drop Dissection! If your high school or college alma maters conduct animal specimen dissection, explain how it is unethical and harmful to the environment, that there are a multitude of superior alternatives, and that NEAVS has a free loan library of alternatives and informational brochures. Visit our Ethical Science Education Coalition (ESEC) page or email

Donate Now! Even just a $5-a-month pledge, when matched by hundreds of supporters, amounts to thousands a year for animals in labs. How much you give is up to you, but helping to bring in the needed funds to get our work done is always “priceless.” Encourage friends and family to support NEAVS as well. Contact for New Supporter packages you can use.