Speak Up for Lab Animals this Week
“Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is: “Because the animals are like us.” Ask the experimenters why it is morally okay to experiment on animals, and the answer is: “Because the animals are not like us.” Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction.” – Charles R. Magel
WWAIL is dedicated to bringing attention to the cruel, wasteful and unnecessary experiments performed on the millions of lab animals who suffer intensely and die alone and afraid behind closed doors every year.
Not only do many of these tests inflict pain and suffering for no reason, but the animals also suffer at the hands of caretakers who can’t be bothered to muster up any form of kindness, the likes of which can be seen in cases such as the New Iberia Research Center’s primate abuse.
On the good news front, animal testing has taken some blows with events like the EU banning animal testing for cosmetics. Additionally, researchers are coming forward like some at Brown University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, among others, who are working on developing substitutes to replace animals in testing such as cell structures that can substitute as human organs.
Meanwhile, if you’re looking to help, find out of there are any WWAIL events in your area and take a peak at the Leaping Bunny and Go Cruelty Free websites for more information on being a caring consumer.
You can also support efforts that call for change as the new administration is evaluating budgetary spending by contacting Obama through the Office of Public Liaison to voice your opinion on the need to move away from cruel and wasteful animal testing.