The mission of the American Fund for Alternatives to Animal Research (AFAAR) is to promote and assist the development and use of alternatives to animals in science.
Incorporated in New York in 1977, AFAAR provides funding to use, develop, and validate alternatives to animals in research, testing, and education.
AFAAR's goal is to advance scientific methods that are more efficient, efficacious, and predictive of human responses than outdated and cruel animal experiments and testing. Millions of animals suffer in scientific, biomedical, industrial, military, agricultural, cosmetic, and other areas of research, as well as in testing, science education, and training. Advances in science and technology make this suffering not only unnecessary, but attest to how flawed, limited, and oft times dangerous the use of animals for the purported benefit of human health is.
Our latest program, a joint project with the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS), is the Fellowship Grant for Alternatives to Animal Research in Women's Health and Sex Differences.