Target: Prime Minister of Australia, Toby Abbott
Goal: Support laboratory’s efforts to become the first entirely animal-free research facility.
A laboratory is attempting to find new ways to test products and medicines without animals to become the world’s first animal-free research center. Lighthouse Laboratory in Australia is a medical research-based non-profit that has the goal of “stopping human hurt, without hurting animals.”
The laboratory was founded in 2003 and researches cures for diseases such as neuroblastoma, a cancer that typically affects children under two. It has been making steps toward becoming the world’s first animal-free research center. The laboratory has been raising funds and attempting to gain recognition with their government in order to provide non-animal options for testing.
Some Australian citizens have banded together to support animal-free research based upon both ethical and scientific grounds. However, the lab has received resistance from the government. It has been a concern that if facilities such as Lighthouse Laboratory draw attention to the issue of animal testing, it will create a rift in support for animal research and may diminish the movement toward scientific advancement. If the researchers at the laboratory are not given full support for their animal-free testing, then they will not be permitted to work toward an animal-free lab.
Lighthouse Laboratory seeks to introduce a world of medicine that helps humans, but harms no animals in the process. Please sign the petition below to join their campaign and to help the research world get one step closer to the elimination of animal testing.
Dear Prime Minister Abbott,
Lighthouse Laboratory is a medical researched-based facility located in Australia. The aim of the lab is to create the world’s first animal-free research center, while helping to heal humans from crippling diseases and preserving animal lives.
The center does not wish to eliminate testing in other labs, but to begin a process of change where people can support a center that chooses to research without harming animals. Please support Lighthouse Laboratory and give them the funding they need to continue on an animal-free path.
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