Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Animal Testing Updates

Why testing on animals is just plain stupid:
Tell Russia to Leave Monkeys Alone!
Tell the University of Oklahoma to Send Imprisoned Baboons to a Sanctuary!
The University of Oklahoma (OU) has announced that it will be closing its facility that breeds baboons for cruel and deadly experiments. However, the fate of the hundreds of baboons still imprisoned at the school remains unclear.

OU has a long history of cruel and negligent treatment of animals in its laboratories, including baboons at the school's breeding facility. Between 2013 and 2015, at least 51 baboons, including several infants, died at the facility—very often, according to one report, "in violent, gruesome ways." Monkeys sustained "trauma-related" injuries, were crushed during transport, suffocated, and were left to suffer and eventually die from untreated parasitic infestations.

The university's decision to close its nightmarish breeding facility comes on the heels of several other major victories for primates, including an announcement that all federally owned chimpanzees would be retired to sanctuaries, Harvard's decision to shut down its notorious primate experimentation center, and the National Institutes of Health's decision to end its maternal deprivation experiments on infant monkeys.

Tell The Department Of Defense: Stop Killing Animals! Pigs and goats need your help.
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Every single year the U.S. military kills more than 8,500 live animals in combat trauma training courses. It's horrible.

These innocent animals suffer from their birth until their death. First, they're caged and confined, waiting to be shipped off to a training site. When they arrive, the cruelty gets intense. Goats and pigs may have their legs chopped off, throats cut open, or may even be stabbed, shot, and burned to mimic battlefield wounds. Then, they'll be killed.

Senselessly killing animals to teach our military medics is not only wrong — it is ineffective! Simulators provide a much more relevant training experience for our troops, and would save thousands of animal lives each year.