• Exploitation

    As you are reading this, millions of mice, rats, rabbits, primates, cats, dogs and other non-animals are locked inside cold, barren cages in laboratories all around the world. All they know is pain and loneliness, and long to live their own life, not the life humans want them to live.

    Instead of being free animals, these animals are forced to sit in their cage and wait in fear of the next vivisector to pull them out of their cage to preform the next round of painful experiments. In most cases, the pain, stress, and boredom drive these animals to develop neurotic behaviors such as spinning in circles, rocking their bodies back and fourth and even biting and gnawing on their own limbs. They frantically shake, and try to hide in fear when a human approaches or even walks by their cage. After a life full of horrible pain, torture, fear and loneliness, most research animals end up being killed at the very same lab they were held captive.

    Every year, more than 100 million animals are the victims of cruel chemical, drug, cosmetic and food tests, biology lessons, medical training exercises, and curiosity-driven medical experiments. Unfortunately, exact numbers aren’t available because mice, rats, birds and cold-blooded animals (who make up more than 95% of animals used in experiments) are not covered by protections of the Animal Welfare Act and therefor they go uncounted. When greedy corporations test consumer products like cosmetics and household cleaners on animals, the animals are poisoned, burned, and cut open, killing hundreds of thousands of them every year. Examples are mice and rats being forced to inhale toxic fumes, dogs being force-fed pesticides, and rabbits have dangerous chemicals rubbed into their eyes, sometimes eating away the fur down to the skin. The sad reality is that most of these tests are not even required by law, and the research often produces misleading and inaccurate results. Even if a product is harmful, or even fatal to animals, it can still be marketed to you or your family. The EPA, FDA, NTP, and the Department of Agriculture are responsible for taking taxpayers’ money to preform cruel and fatal toxicity tests on animas as part of large regulatory testing programs.

    Its very common for the U.S government and major health charities to spend millions of dollars collected from rich donors, or even taxpayers’ money to conduct cruel, and completely unnecessary experiments on animals at major universities and laboratories. Instead they could be using this money on clinical human trials, in vitro and epidemiological studies that are both more relevant to humans, and more accurate.

    Millions of animals suffer and die for classroom biology experiments and dissections even though current modern alternatives are readily available and have been shown to teach students better and also save school money and teachers time.

    Each and every one of you can help save animals from suffering and death by vivisection by demanding that we stop experimenting on animals. By buying from companies that don’t test on animals, protesting medical research, and by requesting alternatives to class dissection you are helping keep animals out of cages, and out of science!

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