FACT: Animal research is not only cruel: it’s also USELESS…
“There is nothing quite as useless, misleading and harmful as animal experimentation.”
-Professor Pietro Croce, M.D.
Dr. Croce is part of a large and growing movement of doctors, scientists and educated public who are opposed to animal-based experimentation on the grounds that:
a) Animals & humans do not get the same diseases;
b) The way a non-human animal responds to treatments does not predict how a human will respond.
Ignoring these fundamental differences has been, and continues to be, very costly to human health – as these examples (just a tiny fraction of the thousands) prove:
– PCP is a sedative for chimpanzees;
– Penicillin kills cats and guinea pigs but has saved many human lives;
– Arsenic is not poisonous to rats, mice or sheep;
– Morphine is a sedative for humans but is a stimulant for cats, goats and horses.
In other words, all information documenting reported animal responses in laboratories is useless for determining a product’s effectiveness/safety for use by humans.
Human medicine cannot be based on veterinary medicine; it is in fact dangerous to apply data from one species to another. So why continue harming/torturing animals with these evil tests? ANIMAL TESTING IS FUNDED BY PHARMACEUTICAL CO’s, TO PROTECT THEIR ASSETS BY PROVIDING THEM WITH LEGAL ALIBIS IN CIVIL SUITS and/or COURT ACTIONS.
Abolishing animal research would mean that the billions of dollars poured into worthless animal experimentation could be redirected into prevention and the kinds of research which actually have a chance of advancing human medicine.