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 automated letters and talking points to give your voice to the causes below:
- Urge NIH to adopt CoC recommendations and retire all chimpanzees to sanctuary (DEADLINE: March 23, 2013)
- Urge Connecticut legislators to pass HB 6329: “An Act Concerning Dissection Choice”
- Help end airline transportation of primates for research
- Help end the use of moon bears for traditional Eastern medicine
- Help chimpanzees reach endangered status
Join Compassionate People Across the World! Have you signed our petitions yet? There’s no easier way to get started helping animals in labs than by adding your name. And don’t forget to send out the link to ALL your family and friends asking them to do the same. Petitions are quick, simple, and they DO make a difference!
Network with Us! NEAVS and Project R&R are establishing an active presence on Facebook and Twitter, and we need your help! 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 us by following us on Twitter 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 is still occurring, and they are outright shocked to learn that the U.S. still uses chimpanzees. The first step to bringing about change is by letting people know that a problem exists, and that there are better alternatives. Send your name and address to email@example.com and we will work with you to get you the literature you need to start educating others. Set up a table in your school or work cafeteria, community events, etc. with brochures, petitions, and factsheets, hand out flyers to passersby on the street, or get creative! Some of our volunteers even keep a stash of literature in their car so as to not miss any opportunity to help 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 that we’d love to have airing on radio stations across the country! You’ll find instructions in the link above. Typically stations offer this as a free public service announcement, so go for it!
Promote Us Online! Do you have a website or blog of your own? Do you work for a company that has a popular website? Do you have some favorite blogs that you follow? If you said yes to any of these, then the next step is to start thinking about 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!
Do You Have Any Special Skills? If you have skills in graphic design, publishing, advertising, legal work, etc., please call or email to discuss how NEAVS can put your expertise and passion to work for the animals! Every penny you save us by volunteering your special skills is a penny that can be redirected to other work for animals.
Donate Now! Even just a $5 a month pledge (about $1 per week), when matched by hundreds of supporters, amounts to thousands of dollars 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.”