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Spotlight on … Animal Testing

June 30, 2010
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DON’T SUPPORT ANIMAL TESTING, DRUG or PRODUCT

Animal testing is an archaic and barbaric method of scientific research; millions of animals are exposed to painful, unnecessary rituals in the name of “safety”. First, two million people experience such severe reactions, including death, in the USA alone each year due to unanticipated drug reactions, making these adverse drug reactions the fourth leading cause of death. Why? Because we are NOT rats, dogs, or cats. The use of animals is a lucrative enterprise to those people who breed, sell, and test on innocent, non-human animals. Use of such archaic tests has delayed progress. Second, the USA does not mandate product testing on non-human animals; there are ingredients that have already been deemed safe (GRAS: Generally Recognized As Safe) that cruelty-free companies utilize. Furthermore, no matter how many animals are killed to prove such, any person who ingests polish remover or dish detergent, for example, will become ill, making animal testing useless. Third, there are no laws protecting animals for research; in fact, the Animal Welfare Act specifically EXCLUDES the animals used most for testing: birds, rats, and mice. Furthermore, because pain alleviation may negatively affect drug trials, tens of thousands of animals are deliberately caused pain and suffering and denied any comfort or pain relief.

Please visit the following sites to learn about the alternatives and to support those companies and/or products that adhere to an anti-cruelty philosophy. You will also find FREE offers of a pocket and wallet guide you can take with you whenever you shop. Remember, however, that although there are companies that offer cruelty-free products, the products themselves may not be vegan, so double-check to confirm you are not supporting anti-vegan products. It is also essential to recognize that not all companies that claim to be “anti-testing” are not necessarily cruelty-free; some companies contract their work to other businesses, and those OTHER businesses may indeed perform animal testing, so even if Company A claims to be cruelty-free, it may not necessarily be true because Company B, who sells Company A its ingredients, DOES test.

Pledge to go Cruelty-Free and order your FREE guide through

Search to confirm the products are cruelty-free and vegan via the

NAVS also offers a free Wallet Guide to download

Or visit the following Our Compass sections for free guides, information, and resources or feel free to download or use the pdf documents below:

 

UPDATED PDF VERSION | Companies that DO NOT TEST on animals

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UPDATED PDF VERSION | Companies that DO TEST on animals

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WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?

Please visit AAVS and send these automatic responses, they are very fast (Please note that some actions are only open to USA residents)! http://www.aavs.org/takeAlerts.php

Please visit NAVS alerts as well: http://www.navs.org/site/PageServer?pagename=advocacy_center

Remember, if non-human animals are similar enough to human animals thereby making them effective testing subjects, then they are similar enough to make testing on them as barbaric as it is on human animals.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. June 30, 2010 7:52 pm

    w/all the modern technology & computer science that discounts the need to do this only makes those who test on animals MORE insane to me & fuel my fury to fight harder against any product that is tested on animals; u give me reason & purpose everyday so i actually should thank u for being so ignorant cuz i get thousands of dollars from donaters asking who they should contribute to becuz of ur actions …

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  2. Marion Nolte permalink
    July 1, 2010 1:16 am

    these atrocities must stop immediately!

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  3. Marion christina permalink
    July 1, 2010 1:17 am

    these atrocities must stop immediately!

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  4. Lynn Souther permalink
    July 1, 2010 4:15 am

    Thank you Stacey and Judy for starting this site.

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  5. Lynn Souther permalink
    July 1, 2010 4:35 am

    As I stood at the Steel Doors, in the Basement of KU MED, I knew the thick steel was to silence the cries of tortured souls. Cameras mounted every four feet. I put my hands against the cold doors. I began to cry. The Primates, dogs, bunnies…… on the other side of the doors. I was overcome with Emotion. I pressed my body against the doors, stretched out my arms to embrace them. Crying as if my soul was reaching their souls. You’re not alone. I’m here for you. But what could I do? Cold thick steel. I slid down the doors and wept. I couldn’t do anything to help them. The cameras let me know, I’d never be this close again. Good bye precious ones. I’ll never forget you. I know your screams are silenced. I’ve been here–I know. It’s torture, it’s so wrong………..

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  6. July 1, 2010 7:31 am

    where i stay in Scotland their is animal test center just out side Edinburgh that only test on monkeys which is a disgrace and their opening a new animal test center in Glasgow uni. Which I’m trying to get people to make sure this place doesn’t open up. which I’m finding really hard people don’t want these places but when it is time to protest they don’t want to get into trouble with the police….

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  7. July 3, 2010 6:54 pm

    I can’t believe this stuff still goes on.

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