Posted by Kimmy Sophia Brown
One of the organizations we support is Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. They are doing
great work to end the suffering of animals in laboratories. I am
very inspired about the efforts they are making to help end experiments on
chimpanzees, dogs, cats and other animals, acquired from animal
shelters and other places.
They have a wealth of documented research regarding health, nutrition
and the problems incurred by factory farming. Not only are the deplorable
conditions agony for the animals but cause numerous health risks to people.
Below is one of the questions answered on the FAQ section of
“1. What concerns are raised by the use of animals for medical and
Serious ethical concerns are raised by the use of animals in experimental
studies, particularly when the animals are subjected to captivity, invasive or
painful procedures, or toxic exposures. These concerns are heightened by PCRM
researchers’ findings that animals exhibit signs of mood and anxiety disorders
and a review
of the scientific literature showing marked stress responses in animals
undergoing routine laboratory procedures, such as caging, isolation, handling,
and blood collection.
In addition to the ethical issues, the profound differences in anatomy,
physiology, and genetics between humans and animals make animals poor models
for humans. Results from research on animals cannot reliably be extrapolated to
humans and in most instances animals have been poor predictors for how humans
will respond to drugs, treatments, or diseases. Read the PCRM
position paper on animal research ”
Please visit their website at pcrm.org. You can join and give a monthly donation or help in other ways.
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