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picture 6 Feb 2005 @ 05:53, by Salama Shaquana

I have always been an advocate of the abolition of animal testing. It serves no purpose apart from generating obscene amounts of government and other funding. It is much easier to gain grants for animal testing than non-invasive types of testing – did you know that? It is also a proven fact that no drug or any other chemical, cosmetic etc that is tested on animals can be guaranteed safe for humans. As a matter of fact more humans die each year as a result of this dodgy practice, than if other methods were followed.

It is therefore a shock to find out that so many charities that people support in the US are advocates of animals testing. Millions of animals die each year in labs. They are subjected to the most appalling deaths. If you have any compassion for our animal kingdom please read the following. Many beautiful and trusting little animals depend on us to stop this evil trade.

Please sign this petition. Please support this issue. Thanks.

Urge the March of Dimes to stop wasting money on Animal Testing
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Animal experiments mislead doctors and the general public. Diseases such as cancer, that are artificially induced in laboratory animals, have no relationship to the diseases which afflict humans. These are largely caused by lifestyle and pollution.

"It is not possible to apply to the human species experimental information deprived from inducing cancer in animals."
- Dr Kenneth Starr, NSW Cancer Council.

Animal Testing (listed below are the names of the charities...):
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1. Please don't support the charities that fund animal testing and write to them and let them know why they are not receiving your support.
2. Please support the charities who do not fund testing and who utilize the modern technology and knowledge from a modern world to find humane means of experimentation. Please write to these charities to let them know that we acknowledge their efforts to refrain from torturing animals and wasting animal's lives on inhumane tests.
3. Please forward this email along. The more we help, the less they hurt.

Which health charities do and which don't?
Most national health charities use the money donated to them to fund animal experiments, but there are alternative foundations that support useful medical research and assistance for patients without exploiting animals. If you donate money to health charities, consider switching your support to a cruelty-free organization.

Private Health Foundations that DO fund or promote animal experiments:

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association (1)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (2)
American Cancer Society (1)
American Diabetes Association (1)
American Foundation for AIDS Research (1)
American Health Assistance Foundation (1)
American Heart Association (1)
American Institute for Cancer Research (4)
American Institute of Nutrition (2)
American Liver Foundation (1)
American Lung Association (1)
American Parkinson Disease Association (4)
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2)
American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics (2)
American Thoracic Society (4)
Arthritis Foundation (1)
Cancer Prevention Project (4)
City of Hope (1)
Coronary Heart Disease Research (1)
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (1)
Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association (1)
Epilepsy Foundation of America (1)
International Association of Fire Fighters Burn Foundation (1)
Joslin Diabetes Center (1)
Leukemia Society of America (1)
Los Angeles Orthopedic Foundation (1)
March of Dimes (1) (cruelty-free alternative to March of Dimes is Association of Birth Defect Children)
Muscular Dystrophy Association (1)
National Association for Biomedical Research (2)
National Foundation for Cancer Research (1)
National Glaucoma Research Program (1)
National Head Injury Foundation (1)
National Health Council (1)
National Kidney Foundation (1)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society (1)
National Parkinson Foundation (1)
National Psoriasis Foundation (1)
National Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation (1)
Paralyzed Veterans of America (1)
Pediatric AIDS Foundation (1)
Shriners Burn Center (1)
Sigma Xi (2)
Society for Neuroscience (2)
Spinal Cord Research Foundation (1)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (1)
T. J. Martell Foundation (1)
The American Association of Immunologists (2)
The American Medical Association (2)
The American Physiological Society (2)
The International Association for the Study of Obesity (2)
The North American Association for the Study of Obesity (2)
The Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (2)
United Parkinson Foundation (1)
United Way (3)


Private health foundations that do NOT fund animal experiments:

American Fund for Alternatives to Animal Research (1)
American Kidney Fund (1)
Association of Birth Defect Children (1)
Designer Institute Foundation for AIDS (1)
Disabled American Veterans (1)
Easter Seals (1)
Health Designs, Inc. (1)
Heimlich Foundation (1)
International Child Health Foundation (1)
International Eye Foundation (1)
National Burn Victim Foundation (1)
Quest Cancer Test (1)
Rheumatoid Disease Foundation (1)
Trauma Foundation (1)


Sources:

(1) PeTA NEWS, Fall 1992
(2) M.G.Hulsey, Dept. Foods & Nutrition, University of GA
(3) In Defense of Animals (IDA)
(4) Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)

This list was compiled by Lawrence D. Hare (ldh@svl.cdc.com)
Jonathan Esterhazy / Manitoba Animal Rights Coalition /
jester@mail.cc.umanitoba.ca


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23 Mar 2005 @ 10:38 by ashanti : Animal Rights
Yes, fully support this. Also, we should do away with battery farms, and inhumane methods of slaughter of animals for human meat consumption. India shows us that it *is* possible to live on a diet that does not inflict suffering on our animal companions. It is simply unbelievable that humans can be so immune to the suffering they inflict on animals. Animals are capable of the most pure and holy unconditional love. Anyone who has had a loving relationship with an animal knows that their unconditional, trusting love is one of the most beautiful and sacred things on this planet.  


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