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Aug 29, 2007
Focus: Drugs
Action Request: Various
Location: United States
Throughout the year many of us are approached by health charities
asking us to make a donation - to help save the lives of terminally-
ill children or people born with genetic disorders. What is often
not made apparent however, is that your donations may be funding
animal experiments.

The Leukaemia Foundation is currently conducting their door knock
appeal, and this friday (3rd August) is "Genes 4 Jeans Day" - the
major fundraiser for the Children's Medical Research Institute.
Please be aware that both these organisations fund animal
experiments.

The Leukaemia Foundation has a policy statement on their website
which confirms that some of their research involves animals, but
that they adhere to strict guidelines and have ethics committee
approval. Please visit our website
(http://www.aahr.org.au/fact_sheets/legislation.html) to see how
these guidelines are insufficient. Further information is also
available in our paper titled "The problems with ethics committees."
(http://www.aahr.org.au/papers_speeches/papers_speechs_downloads/BAW_
Scientific_Seminar_

2006.pdf)

A booklet on the Genes 4 Genes websites confirms that they have
created a mouse model carrying a gene mutation that causes muscle
disease and that they use mice and chicks as models for human brain
development.

The Australian Association for Humane Research is NOT opposed to
medical research. We are only opposed to the use of animals in
research because it is not an ethical nor scientifically-
valid
method to achieve real medical progress. If you do not support the
use of animals in research we urge you to donate only to those
health charities that are listed on the humane charities list:
www.humanecharities
.org.au

Please contact AAHR if you would like a Humane Charities car sticker
to help raise awareness.
Regards,
Emma Burgess
Humane Charities Coordinator

http://www.aahr.org.au/

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