Stop Torturing Animals in Labs for Pointless Testing

Target: FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock

Goal: Urge the FDA to end animal testing in the U.S.

Imagine a syringe being forced down your throat to inject a chemical into your stomach, or being restrained and forced to breathe sickening vapors for hours. That’s the cruel reality of animal testing for millions of mice, rabbits, dogs, and other animals worldwide.

Animal testing has been used for decades in scientific research, despite its unreliable nature. Dozens of species are used in testing, with at least 115 million animals used every year, though that number is likely a substantial underestimate. Testing on animals has historically helped in some cases, but does not provide great evidence or results overall. Nine out of 10 times results that seem safe when used on animals do not work on humans.

The types of testing used on animals include forced chemical exposure; exposure to drugs, chemicals, or infectious disease that cause pain or death, genetic manipulation; short or prolonged periods of physical restraint; food and water deprivation; infliction of wounds, burns, and other injuries to study healing; infliction of pain to study its physiology and treatment; electric shock or forced swimming; and killing by carbon dioxide asphyxiation, neck-breaking, decapitation, or other means.

It is time for scientists to move to other, more accurate forms of testing, like human-genome sequencing or computational biology. However, animal testing is viewed as the default method, and old habits die hard. Call on the FDA to end the suffering of millions and stop animal testing.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Commissioner Woodcock,

Animal testing has repeatedly been shown to be unreliable, especially when viewed next to more accurate and current methods such as human-genome sequencing or computational biology. Not only is it unreliable, with only 1 out of 10 results of animal testing working for humans, but it is dangerous as well.

Well over 100 million animals and dozens of species are used in aggressive forms of testing every year. These forms of testing range from periods of physical restraint to chemical exposure and death through various means. It is past time to let this archaic form of testing end, and move to test methods of the 21st century.

Please, end animal testing today.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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3 Comments

  1. YOU ARE ALL SHAMEFUL, EVIL, WICKED PEOPLE. YOU KNOW THERE IS
    ABSOLUTELY NEVER ANY NEED TO TEST ANYTHING ON ANIMALS…EVER, YOU KNOW IT. TEST ON HUMANS, ANIMALS CANT SPEAK.
    STOP THESE TRULY BARBARIC ACTIONS NOW, FOR GOOD.
    SHAME, SHAME, SHAME ON YOU.

  2. Claude Rush says:

    ENOUGH ALREADY! If Fauci is labeled “Mengele”, these so-called researchers are his brothers. And keep in mind, they re doing this so-called research to get more and more grant money. Yuck! No respect for life, but their own.

  3. We can go into space. We can walk on the moon but we can’t use technology to do better testing? We still rely on torture of animals to do testing which is not accurate. Humans and animals are not the same. I, as a tax payer, see no reason to continue paying for this type of animal experiment. This must stop as it is ineffective, pure torture, costly, and ends in death. Such testing shows no results which are helpful to humans thus it needs to end. As taxpayers we should not be forced to pay for something we find useless and offensive. We pay millions or more each year for nothing but misery. End the misery.

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