Humane Education Information

State Legislation Banning Cosmetic Testing

  • California – Senate Bill No. 1249 899/1834.9.5
  • Hawaii – House Bill No. 1088 321
  • Illinois – Senate Bill No. 0241 (410 ILCS 620/17.2)
  • Louisiana – House Bill No. 714 (51-771 through 776)
  • Maine – House Bill No. 1551 233
  • Maryland – Senate Bill No. 282 (21-1215, 21-259.2)
  • Nevada – Senate Bill No. 197 (NRS 49.325, 600A.070) (NRS 598.0999)
  • New Jersey – Senate Bill No. 1726 
  • New York – Senate Bill No. 4839B
  • Oregon – House Bill No. 3213
  • Virginia – House Bill No. 1289 (59.1-571 through 59.1-574)


  • OAA’s Microsanctuary Guide
  • BioLeap’s Teacher Action Packet
  • RedRover offers on-demand RedRover Readers Workshop to train teachers on developing human education curriculum
  • Wild Animals Aren’t Pets!, a new humane education tool, explains why wild animals belong in the wild – and should never be purchased at a pet store. The goal is to raise awareness of why captivity is cruel and dangerous for wild animals. Get your copy of the new handbook for free here.
  • The National Anti-Vivisection Society’s (NAVS) Compassionate Humane Options in Classroom Education (CHOICE) initiative now offers a CHOICE Policy Map. This interactive online resource shows which states and school districts allow for students to opt out of dissection – and easily download the language that guarantees your right to a humane alternative. Currently, 21 states and Washington, D.C., have laws or policies allowing K-12 students to choose not to dissect animals. Explore the CHOICE Policy Map.
  • The National Anti-Vivisection Society’s (NAVS) Video Library now has more than 60 videos, including educational and informational videos, advocacy action opportunities, sanctuary spotlights, profiles of brilliant young NAVS/International Foundation for Ethical Research-funded scientists, and much more. Visit NAVS’ YouTube Channel.
  • RedRover Readers Program is aligned with the Core Competencies for social and emotional learning (SEL) as identified by CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning).
  • Use the RedRover Readers Objectives for a list of books and teaching guides used in the RedRover Readers Program that best align with the stated objectives and SEL competencies.
  • “The Animal Lover’s Guide to Changing the World” by Stephanie Feldstein; provides practical advice on how all kinds of animal lovers, from pet parents to wildlife enthusiasts, can help create a more sustainable, humane, compassionate planet.

Literature & Toolkits