Many people give money to charities believing their money will be used to help people in need. They don't always realize that their money may instead be used to fund testing on animals. While some people believe animal testing is necessary, there are now many humane ways to learn about disease and to test medical treatments, methods that are actually еще effective than testing on Животные and that do not cause pain and death to innocent creatures.
Here are just a few of the charities that currently fund testing on animals. If Ты object to testing on animals, let these charities know Ты cannot support them until they stop harming and killing animals. Find other, kinder charities to support instead.
American сердце Association
The American сердце Association has funded studies to determine the effects of секунда hand smoke on chickens, forcing the birds to breathe concentrated cigarette smoke for extended periods of time. One has to Вопрос the value of such studies, since the harmful effects of секунда hand smoke on humans have been well established. The American сердце Association has helped fund numerous other cruel studies, including studies in holes were cut in the throats of lambs to see how that affected their breathing.
March of Dimes
The March of Dimes funded a study in which the eyes of Котята were sewn shut for one year, to prove that loss of normal vision alters the brain development of cats. Science long назад established that loss of vision alters brain development of humans, but now we know it does the same thing in cats. The Котята were killed after one year. The March of Dimes also funds studies in which drugs and alcohol are дана to pregnant Животные to prove that these substances harm developing babies, something we all know harms humans.
Red пересекать, крест
Many people are surprised to learn that the Red пересекать, крест funds experiments on animals, but they do. In one experiment, researchers drained 30 percent of the blood volume of rabbits every two weeks to see how it affected them. Other experiments funded by the Red пересекать, крест involved mice, rats and toads.
Shriners Burns Institutes
Shriners Burns Institutes have studied the effects of burns on rats, guinea pigs, Собаки and овца, овцы for years. In one study, rats were burned so that the effects of a particular drug on wound healing could be studied. Since the drug was already being used on humans, one is left to wonder why the researchers didn't just study the effects of the drug on them.
Other Популярное charities that support testing on Животные include:
American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association
Boys Town National Research Hospital
Children's Miracle Network
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
Epilepsy Foundation of America
Locks of Любовь
Mary Kay Foundation
Mental Health America
Michael J. лиса, фокс Foundation for Parkinson's Research
Muscular Dystrophy Association
National Children's Leukemia Foundation
National Down Syndrome Society
National Kidney Foundation
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
St. Baldrick's Foundation
Stand Up To Cancer
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
United Cerebral Palsy