Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Animal Testing Weekly!

"I wouldn't like to be in the beagle's place. The suffering is real."

Yes, I Want to Help!
Out of public view at France's Alfort National Veterinary School, it's easy to see why a laboratory employee would say that. Footage captured at the institution – obtained by PETA France from the group Animal Testing – provides a glimpse into a facility in which beagles, golden retrievers, and other dogs deliberately bred to develop crippling and painful muscular deterioration and weakness are used in disturbing experiments.

The dogs struggle to walk, swallow, and sometimes even breathe as their bodies are ravaged by a canine form of muscular dystrophy (MD). Some will be completely crippled before they even reach the age of 6 months, and half will endure an agonising death before they are 10 months old.

It's sickening to think of loyal and kind companions suffering in these cruel experiments. Please make a donation to PETA right now and give an immediate boost to our work to stop the horrors facing dogs and other animals.

MD is a terrible disease, but there are better ways to help those suffering from it. After more than three decades of painful experiments on dogs, there is no cure. And there are still no treatments to reverse the devastating course of MD in humans – yet dogs continue to be killed, even though some treatments deemed effective for them have proved to worsen the condition for humans in clinical trials.

In heartbreaking footage captured inside an Alfort laboratory, a dog is seen drooling incessantly in a corner as his cagemate stumbles towards the eyewitness for affection. Some of the animals are unable to keep food down and must be fed through a stomach tube. Those who survive will eventually develop heart problems as the disease attacks and weakens the cardiac muscle.
The cruelty isn't limited to France. We must also increase our work to stop the horrific suffering of animals in experiments here in the UK. Can we count on you to help?

Your generous gift will strengthen PETA's vital work to stop the misery of these and other animals.
Yes, I want to help!
With your help, we will engage with chemical companies, regulators, and governments to ensure that all possible opportunities to reduce animal testing – particularly regarding chemical regulations of the European Union's massive Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals programme – are taken advantage of.

Through your support, we'll do even more to inform and mobilise the public against cruel experiments and to promote the development and validation of cutting-edge technology – such as growing healthy human muscle cells that can be transplanted into patients – that can lead to promising therapies for MD and other conditions without hurting animals.

The greatest challenge that PETA faces today is a lack of funds to follow up on every opportunity to help animals. That's why I hope you'll take a moment to give online right now and help us carry out our plans to advocate for dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, monkeys, and other animals who are suffering in laboratories.
Rats Used in Laboratories

University Professor Makes Career of Starving Vulnerable Animals and Calls It 'Science'. His latest victims were dozens of young rats whom he starved repeatedly for up to 11 days at a timeEND THESE CRUEL EXPERIMENTS 

Approximately 11.5 million animals continue to be used in experiments in Europe every year.
The law designed to protect them is being reviewed. Please join us in calling for a moratorium on all experiments on animals. Click to help!

Covance—Undercover Investigation in Virginia

Mice Deliberately Given Severe Infections for Bad Science at the University of PittsburghThese mice experience widespread pain, fever, chills, difficulty breathing, and multi-organ failure and eventually become so sick that they're unable to move before "falling over dead." DEMAND A CHANGE

Mice Suffer for Bad Science at Pitt—Take Action

Mice with Sepsis

Urge the FDA to Support Animal-Free Test MethodsGood news! The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) is exploring the use of animal-free organ-on-a-chip technology rather than experimenting on animals. Let's encourage it to keep up the good work by supporting even more non-animal approaches. CONTACT THE FDA TODAY


Why is the USDA Shielding Animal Abusers? The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has scrubbed its website of the critical information that PETA relies on to expose abuse, but now we’re working to end that agency’s information blackout. Help us thwart those who are trying to protect animal abusers. DONATE NOW

Primate in Laboratory