• Don Lichterman

Alveolus Lung-Chip, US Army, Cruelty-Free Giveaway, Barney, Landmark Victory, Animal Testing Report!

Alveolus Lung-Chip

The U.S. Army is using a model made of human cells that mimics how a lung ‘breaths’ to study the effects of COVID-19 exposure. Called the Alveolus Lung-Chip, the model is contained in clear, flexible plastic that allows researchers to observe what happens to the lung tissue in real time. In this video, one researcher working on this project commented, “With this, there is no need for animals in performing toxicological research.” READ MORE

Barney and a landmark victory

When we discovered a chimpanzee named Barney in a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) licensed zoo, he was suffering in solitary confinement on the cement floor of a cage. Without companionship or veterinary care, Barney endured severe psychological and physical distress. When he escaped, Barney was shot and killed by a park employee.


The Animal Legal Defense Fund successfully sued the USDA for failing to adopt minimum standards for the humane treatment of primates at research facilities and roadside zoos. The landmark ruling established the right of animal advocates to challenge the USDA's rules regarding the treatment of animals under the Animal Welfare Act.


It was too late to give Barney the life he deserved, but because of this ruling, many animals today are better protected. But ensuring that protection requires constant vigilance. Even now, we are still fighting, suing the USDA for failing to release public records related to the inspections of facilities housing primates.


As with every fight we take on for animals, you give us our greatest chance of success.


I hope you’ll join us in advancing this life-saving work.


Thanks to supporters like you, we’ve spent the past 40 years making a difference for animals, driving stronger animal protection laws and stronger enforcement of those laws. I know that together, we’ll build on this progress until we see the day animals receive the legal protections they rightfully deserve. Thank you for standing with us.

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

Right now, pigs are suffering and dying at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) as general surgery residents cut into their bodies to practice medical procedures. At the end of every training session, the animals are killed.


If we don’t shut down this laboratory, more pigs will suffer and die! Take action to help now!


Using live animals to teach human medicine is incredibly cruel—and less effective than nonanimal methods widely used by MUSC’s peers. In fact, 76% of general surgery programs in the United States exclusively use human-based training methods!


To turn the pressure up on MUSC, we are looking for 10,000 petition signers by Friday. Will you be one of them?


As a longstanding supporter of PCRM, you know the difference each petition you sign makes. In fact, just in the past six months, you helped us shut down four animal laboratories in programs training surgery residents!


With you by our side, we can convince MUSC to spare pigs too. Send a message now—speak up on behalf of voiceless animals—they are counting on us!

Cruelty-Free Giveaway

Are you ready to get shopping? AAVS is excited to tell you about the Leaping Bunny Program’s Cruelty-Free Holiday Promotion, featuring 50 money-saving deals from some of your favorite cruelty-free companies, including Juice Beauty, eos, Thrive Causmetics, and more! You’ll find amazing discounts, freebies, and other fun giveaways, all while you shop from the comfort and safety of your home.


By relying on Leaping Bunny to help make your holiday shopping list, you’ll make everyone happy. You’ll love the savings. Your family and friends will appreciate the extra thought you put into picking their special gift. And of course, countless bunnies, guinea pigs, mice, and rats will be happy that you support compassionate companies that don’t test on animals.

Shop the very best deals this holiday season and enter to win amazing giveaways from cruelty-free companies certified by Leaping Bunny! As the Chair of the Leaping Bunny Program, AAVS is excited to pass along these exclusive deals to our supporters. It’s our holiday gift to you!

SHOP DEALSWIN GIVEAWAYS

The U.S. Army is using a model made of human cells that mimics how a lung ‘breaths’ to study the effects of COVID-19 exposure. Called the Alveolus Lung-Chip, the model is contained in clear, flexible plastic that allows researchers to observe what happens to the lung tissue in real time. In this video, one researcher working on this project commented, “With this, there is no need for animals in performing toxicological research.” READ MORE »

Over 400 cosmetics companies and brands have signed an open letter urging the European Council to stop new animal testing and uphold the existing ban on animal tested cosmetics and ingredients. Companies signing the letter include Avon, Dermalogica, The Body Shop, and Unilever. Speaking about Unilever’s commitment to this effort, a company representative said, “We will continue to work with other companies and partners...to make progress in applying non-animal approaches for science-based decision-making to protect human health and our environment.” READ MORE

"Corporations are people, my friend."

Our companies are known for creating products that enhance people's lives. Through Sunset Corporation of America and its companies, we’re equally dedicated to improving lives.  Our commitment extends to helping local communities, fostering better educational systems, supporting the arts and culture, helping disadvantaged youth, protecting and improving the environment, animal welfare, wildlife issues and encouraging employee volunteerism.


The Sustainable Action Network (SAN) is a leading global non-profit organization (a Don Lichterman non-profit organization) dedicated to building a global community....

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ANIMAL RESCUES WELFARE, CRIMES & ABUSE
PROTECT OUR WILDLIFE