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Remember how we told you that the USDA was killing perfectly healthy kittens in Beltsville, Maryland, just because they didn’t need the kittens after getting a simple stool sample? Read more.
Most Americans oppose medical experiments on trapped animals. It’s no surprise that this is particularly true for traditional companion animals like dogs and cats. Read more.
The results of experiments that cause tremendous and unrelieved pain to primates are still being published. Read more.
Like you, the majority of Americans oppose lethal medical experiments on captive animals. That’s why perpetrators of the cruelest experiments go to great lengths to hide what they’re doing to animals with your tax dollars. Read more.
Here are the 5 U.S.-based facilities have have the dishonorable distinction of having most sharply increased the population (or percentage) of cats being cruelly used as test tubes in their facilities: Read more.
Cats are routinely subjected to cruel and painful testing and experimentation in almost 300 laboratories across the United States. A majority of Americans oppose the use of cats in medical experiments, which is why the number of cats used is down over 48% since 1991. Here’s a look at 5 places in the U.S. where the number of cats being held for or used in cruel experiments is fast reducing. Read more.
The pharmaceutical industry is in the midst of a productivity crisis, with preclinical – mainly animal - tests failing to predict whether drugs will be safe or whether they will actually help people. It’s time to question the scientific merit of using animals to cure human diseases. Read more.
Ever heard of “cervical dislocation”? In short, it’s having your neck broken. Here’s how experimenters are killing mice and rats with this method… Read more.
All kinds of dogs, from beagles to golden retrievers, are used for experiments at almost 400 facilities in the U.S. Regardless of the nature of the experiment, these dogs are kept in an unnatural environment, often isolated, and many times are intentionally caused pain with no pain relief. Read more.
Animal testing is opposed by the general public and animal protection organizations have been working for years to eliminate this accepted form of cruelty. Many efforts have been successful, but animal testing still occurs and in some cases, is increasing. Read more.
The word chimera dates back to the 14th century, where it referenced a fire-breathing monster from Greek mythology. In modern times, it refers to a being with genetic material from two distinct species. No longer are these animals monsters. They are real-life animals trapped in research facilities. Read more.
How many animals is the government using in toxicology experiments? If you can believe it, no one in the federal government can say with any degree of certainty. The number may be as high as 100 million, but we can’t say for sure without this law passing. Read more.
If you think government shutdown is hard on federal workers (which it certainly is), consider how catastrophic it can be for animals trapped in facilities that have fallen out of compliance with Animal Welfare Act (AWA) standards. After all, this is a common enough problem that an entire group of federal employees has this difficult task. Read more.
The suffering experienced by animals in labs is not limited to physical trauma. Even in the best of circumstances, intelligent, social animals like dogs, cats, and primates are kept in horrific conditions that lead to intense psychological trauma. When stuck in cages, all animals break. Read more.
If you’ve been following the campaign to get USDA to stop killing perfectly healthy kittens, you’ll love this… Read more.
Senator Booker just made history by introducing the first law that would finally mandate a reduction in primate experimentation. Read more.
In 2010, at the request of 3 great Senators (Tom Udall and Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico, and Tom Harkin of Iowa), the Institute of Medicine (IOM) studied whether chimpanzee biomedical research was justified. (Notice they didn’t ask the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct its own assessment.) Read more.