One of the oldest and most respected animal advocacy organizations in the country, the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS), founded in 1895, works to end animal experiments and replace them with modern alternatives that are ethically and scientifically superior. NEAVS works to: change laws, policies and practices; promote the development and use of non-animal alternatives in science and at all levels of science education; and support rescues of animals from research and their permanent placement and care in sanctuary. In addition, NEAVS educates the public about the cruelty, financial waste, and scientific limitations and dangers of animal research. NEAVS brings together doctors, scientists, and other professionals who support our anti-vivisection mission with individuals from the animal protection movement and the general public. Our mission is accomplished through education and outreach programs, research and investigation, legislation, legal action, and strategic negotiation.