Please sign my petition for an animal welfare reform in animal research in Austria. We cannot yet completely ban animal testing sadly, but we can achieve an approvement by introducing an evaluation catalogue that considers both harm for the animal and benefit for humans. category 1 is light, harmless animal tests, 2 is middle severe and 3 is painful and agonizing and therefore not permitted! Like this we can forbid the most cruel and unnecessary tests.
here you can find the petition in German on Avaaz: http://www.care2.com/news/member/561361471/3469407
Of course my own opinion, like those of many other animal rights activists is more abolitionist, i wish it could be possible to ban all animal testing because they are unnecessary for human well-being. There are alternatives which are more relyable. Laboratory rats (and all the other research animals) are no humans, so tested substances have a different effect on them than they have on us. It would be both for the good of humans and of animals to ban animal testing.
But sadly this is unrealistic still, so we have to put one small reform after another until we have won!
I hope you support this Austrian campaign! Thank you
Both signed. Thank you Anna.
both signed. Thanks, Anna