(ANIMAL TESTING/CELEBRITY ACTIVISM) Opening Saturday, May 10, the National Museum of Animals and Society‘s exhibit “Light in Dark Places” chronicles the anti-vivisection movement from the Victorian era to the present day.

The exhibition explores the human-animal bond and highlights the animal heroes who have stood against animal testing since the beginning of the scientific revolution.

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“Light in Dark Places” opens May 10th. Photo Credit: museumofanimals.org

The National Museum of Animals and Society writes:

Learn more about the anti-vivisectionists of yesteryear through current day in this retrospective, “Light in Dark Places,” which looks at the visionary individuals and organizations that brought and continue to bring the plight of animals in labs to the surface.

The exhibit features many different animal heroes throughout the course of history, starting with Mark Twain.

Twain was one of the first American celebrities, and often used his celebrity status to help animals. He was the first celebrity to join forces with the anti-vivisection campaign, and to use his fame to help the cause.

The VIP reception will also host animal heroes of today, with special guests Elaine Hendrix (actress and animal advocate), Bob Ingersoll (primatologist featured in Project Nim), Shannon Keith (Beagle Freedom Project founder), Simone Reyes (Running Russel Simmons reality star), and Moby (musical artist and animal rights supporter).

To learn more about “Light in Dark Places” and reserve your ticket for opening day, click here.