Bless the Whistleblowers
Is it just me, or is that picture giving anyone else a headache? Either way, it’s just another example of the cruel and useless procedures that millions of lab animals are forced to undergo everyday behind closed doors.
Yet another story came out this week, again conveniently during World Week for Animals in Labs, in which Tony Carr, a former researcher at Oregon Health Science University, came forward calling out “wasteful and flawed” experiments on animals.
Carr started out like many who go into science thinking he could make a difference, only to quit the job with the new attitude that “animal research can’t be justified ethically or scientifically.” The operative word there being scientifically.
“…I quickly learned that the reality of animal research is far different from the public opinion that it may be ‘evil’ but it is still ‘necessary’. After my time in the lab, I realized that animal experiments are not just horrible, they are scientifically unjustifiable,” he said.
Cheers for Carr, who is also now working for In Defense of Animals, for coming forward and calling out the cruel and unnecessary experiments performed on animals every day.
Please take a minute to check out IDA’s list of ridiculous animal experiments and take a minute to speak up for lab animals by contacting Obama through the Office of Public Liaison on the need to move away from using animals in research. It’s time for the new administration to pull the financial plug on this.