As the largest drug store chain in the US,
Walgreens has the opportunity to make an difference through their
corporate giving program.
Unfortunately, Walgreens has partnered with
organizations that continue to use animals in research, including the
American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association. Almost $5
million was donated to support efforts to fight cancer, heart disease
and diabetes in 2008.
Millions of animals are used and suffer needlessly
in research every year. According to the FDA, 92% of drugs that show
promise in animals fail in clinical trials.
Please take a minute to ask Walgreens to help
reduce suffering, instead of contributing to it, by supporting
charities that provide health services and dont use animals in
Boycott Herbal Essences November 17, 2009 10:59 AM
We, the undersigned, pledge to boycott Herbal Essences until the
manufacturer, Procter and Gamble, ends all animal tests for cosmetics
and toiletries. If you buy Herbal Essences then you are paying for
and supporting needless cruelty to innocent animals. For their sake,
please boycott Herbal Essences.
Date: Monday, September 14, 2009, 1:37 PM Subject: Please contact Hallmark Channel re: ad promoting animal research!
Last night, I thought I was having a nightmare I was watching Golden Girls on the Hallmark Channel &, lo & behold, was an ad with a cancer survivor who is also a scientist promoting animal research.She was even holding a poor rat in her hands, smiling, & being all cutesy with the rat, when we all know what happens to the poor animals in labs.
Please contact them & express your disgust & outrage, like I just did:
Petition: Close Huntingdon Life Sciences December 08, 2007 8:47 AM
"Huntingdon Life Sciences (HL is Europe’s largest contract animal testing laboratory.
They have about 70,000 animals on site, including rabbits, cats, hamsters, dogs, guinea-pigs, birds and monkeys. These animals are destined to suffer and die in cruel, useless experiments. 500 of them die each day."
Volkswagen's Experiments on Songbirds: Farfromhuman November 13, 2007 12:09 PM
IDA ( In Defense of Animals) " was sickened to learn that the Volkswagen Foundation is paying experimenters at German and U.S. universities to capture and use these beautiful songbirds in worthless experiments that terrify the birds before they are ruthlessly killed for curiosity's sake. Although the use of any animal for experimentation is objectionable, the thought of birds—who are universal symbols of joy and freedom—captured, caged, terrorized, and vivisected, is particularly heinous. Birds are indeed so fragile that they often die of fright from the capture or transportation process. "
Time is Running Out to Make History Against Vivisection PLEASE CROSSPOST
In less than two months EDM92 will be closed.
This Early Day Motion has been signed by hundreds of MPs supporting an independent medical inquiry into whether animals should be used to test drugs. Among the top 1% of EDMs, this petition has attracted the support of the many who doubt that animal experiments are the reliable method supporters claim them to be.
But we are still short of the numbers we need to give this EDM the priority it needs to result in the historic inquiry which will impact enormously on the vivisection industry.
We need to get as many people in the UK as possible to spend the three minutes required to let their MP know this needs to happen.
1 - Go to www.vote4animals.org.uk and enter your postcode. If your MP has not signed EDM92, politely ask him or her to do so. You may like to remind them of doctors and medical organisation tht support the inquiry (see http://www.vote4animals.org.uk/edm92.htm for details of this)
2 – Contact as many people as you can in the UK and get them to do the same. Many MPs signed as soon as ONE of their constituents asked them to sign.
Please send an email to the European Commission, using the form on the link below, and ask them to ban primate tests. It will take you just a few seconds but will help hugely in putting pressure on the EC to ban these deeply immoral and scientifically flawed experiments
Stop Med. School from Using Live Dogs in Labs August 01, 2006 7:37 AM
The Medical College of Wisconsin is the latest school to enter the debate on the use of animals in teaching. Twenty years ago, live dogs were commonly used in physiology, pharmacology, and surgery classes at medical schools. A standard laboratory exercise involved anesthetizing dogs, followed by injecting pharmaceuticals or practicing surgical techniques. After the class, the animals were killed. Please contact the Medical College of Wisconsin and politely ask the school to implement alternatives to the use of live dogs in this physiology course.
Lilith Thank You for taking the time for posting every single link. I know that took Love and Time. Every sigle 1 has been signed and where need i sent mail to reps of my state.
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Zoo Sending Cats To Research Lab! July 19, 2006 8:21 AM
Cincinnati Zoo Is Sending Small Domestic Cats To Research Lab!!
The Cincinnati Zoo is sending small, domestic cats to a research lab, as part of the zoo's "breeding program". This is wrong for two obvious reasons: 1. Animal cruelty in any form, is wrong. 2. We already have a huge problem with too many homeless cats in the world. It is irresponsible for the zoo to be breeding more cats, in a world that kills cats because there are already too many of them. Please, help us to save innocent domestic cats from being subjected to horrible experiments!
We, The Undersigned, ask that the Cincinnati Zoo act responsibly by ending its breeding program for small domestic cats (There is already a huge overpopulation problem involving cats) and work with Animal Welfare groups such as Best Friends Animal Society, to place these animals in loving homes.
We also ask that the zoo stop shipping these cats to Summit Ridge Farms, where innocent cats are forced into cold, dirty, lonely cages, and subjected to horrible experiments.
We will boycott the Cincinnati Zoo and tell our friends and family members in the Ohio area to do the same, until the zoo completely ends the breeding program involving domestic cats.
Animal Defenders International (ADI) and our sister group, The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS ) are launching a campaign to shame the Chinese Government into halting cruel tests involving burning of dogs. Tim Phillips, Campaigns Director for ADI says: “These are perhaps the cruelest experiments we have ever uncovered, these dogs must have been in almost unimaginable agony. Worse still, these animals suffered and died in vain, there are ways of conducting this research without animals, and dogs are simply a bad research model for human beings."
This petition will help to enhance and support the campaign to put an end to Chinese Torture on Animals. It will be forwarded to the Chinese Government.
Take Action: Help regulate the use of dogs & cats in experiments , , , May 15, 2006 9:13 PM
Dear Animal Advocate,
The U.S. House of Representatives is considering a bill that would ensure that all dogs and cats used in research facilities are obtained by legal means. The Pet Safety and Protection Act, HR 5229, would protect our pets from unscrupulous dealers who sell stolen dogs and cats for a quick profit. This important legislation requires that laboratories obtain dogs and cats from firms and individuals who have bred the animals for research or otherwise can document that they obtained the animals from legal sources.
Contact your U.S. Representatives and ask them to co-sponsor HR 5229.
To learn more about this legislation and about animals used in research facilities, visit:
Please sign to stop vivisection of primates! May 11, 2006 11:30 AM
Primate experimentation in the United States is out of control.In the last ten years the number of primate experiments funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has increased by 76%. Statistics based on data published by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveal that primate experimentation in the U.S. has reached an all time high with over 120,000 of our closest relatives suffering and dying in laboratories during the last two years.
Repetition is rampant among NIH-funded projects. Currently 170 National Institutes of Health projects study neural information processing in macaque monkeys. 75 grants fund examinations of cocaine in primates. 70 experiments examine vision in macaque monkeys. These experiments continue for decades wasting millions of tax dollars and victimizing primates for an entire lifetime.
We must all continue to work together to insure continued progress for animals in laboratories.
There are over two hundred primate laboratories in the
U.S. If we are to change the fate of primates within these many facilities we will need the support of activists across the United States. Please contact us ASAP to get involved in this crucial campaign EPE@etaep.org.
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Oh that's alright Anela. I've done the same thing. And you've got a good point. I'll leave the conversation here so if anyone else wonders the same thing they can get the answers too.
I didn't think you were out of line at all. I'm sorry if anything I said seemed that way. I appreciate your feedback and value everyone's input. Without that nothing would get accomplished. Please always feel free to express your opinion. I can use all the help I can get!
I couldn't send it privately because.... May 01, 2006 2:41 PM
You and I are not networked as friends...and when I tried other ways it wouldn't send...
I see it but deleting it doesn't make sense since it was an honest mistake, it wasn't a negative post to you.....
I was just confirming something that other people might have noticed and thought the same thing I did.
But it's not just the Iams posts I have seen several others that show no information on why these petitions were created (It was not just about being "outdated or displayed as such)...
A petition that merely states "Boycott this" with no real explanation seems more like an e-mail fishing thing..... I'm just saying that in order to make a big impact it might be kinda nice to know why the petition was created..ot just see "boycott this" "Ban that" I just wanted to see if anyone knows who created some of these "blank" petitions and why?
But since you feel I was out of line asking or rather makeing a statement on an obvious mistake that was not made note of in your posts....feel free to at least post an amendment to your posts and then delete ithe convo, because I'm sure someone else thought the samething and didn't sign. I AM SORRY THE CARE 2 MESSAGING SYSTEM WOULDN'T LET ME CONTACT A NON-FRIEND LISTED MEMBER PRIVATELY.
Normally I don't post really out of date petitions or ones without correct info but in the IAMS case I decided to list every single one that I found. I really don't want to delete them, and I hope you'll be alright with that, but I won't be listing any other's that are old or info-lacking.
Thanks for bringing it to my attention Anela. I spent days collecting all of these petitions to put in the category threads I created, going through hundreds of petitions. I did weed out a lot of old and lacking petitions, believe me, and apologize if I missed a few.
You do realize several of these have oputlived their DEADLINE date or do not speacify or show links to where this information is coming from..
For example several of the IAMS petitions ended back in 1999, and many of them have no specific charges and links to the sites or places where this information was gathered..
I'm sorry, but no information means no signature......
If you plan on posting these things you also need to do the research, there are a lot of bogus petitions out there designed with e-mail gathering in mind.... IF YOU COULD PLEASE REMOVE THE OUT OF DATE ONES OR THE ONES WITH LITTLE TO NO INFORMATION.
Thanks hon, it will just make it easier to sign the legit "in-date" ones.
Thanks Lilith, Ive signed every single one April 27, 2006 6:20 PM
Lilith,thank you for posting all of these great petitions for animals,Ive signed every single one and I will now pass them all on to friends and family. Lilith,thank you for your dedication and devotion to helping animals any way you can and all of your hard work you are truelly a angel and a inspiration! Keep shining the light of compassion and empathy! Love,and Light,Lanie
As you read this, hundreds of mice, rats, cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, monkeys, and other animals are dying in cruel and unnecessary medical and product-testing experiments. In fact, 219 animals are killed every minute in a U.S. lab. They die in pain, alone, without a gentle touch or a soothing voice. Animal studies teach us nothing about the health of humans because animals of different species absorb, metabolize, and eliminate substances differently than humans do. The truth is that testing on animals is bad science: It is unreliable and unnecessary.
You can keep the pressure on those responsible for these cruel tests by signing the pledge below and joining the thousands of caring consumers who refuse to purchase products from corporations that abuse animals. Also, don’t forget to forward this pledge to your friends and family and ask them to join you in signing.