Most Americans Don’t Approve of Animal Testing—Will the U.S. Congress Finally Pass Legislation to End It?
Animals in Labs Article from All-Creatures.org

FROM Reynard Loki, Earth/Food/Life a project of the Independent Media Institute
May 2021

The Humane Research and Testing Act has immense potential to tackle the problem of millions of animals used in cruel, wasteful and repetitive research.

[PETITION: Join Jane Goodall to pass the Humane Research Act]

vivisected rats
No respect: More than 111 million mice and rats who are used, abused and/or killed in the name of biomedical research in the United States every year: (Understanding Animal Research, Flickr)

The life of a mouse or a rat is an unenviable one. Chances are that if you’re in the urban wild, you must contend with deadly traps, poisons and broom-wielding humans. If you’re a country-dweller, you might have it a bit easier, but then again you may be blown to smithereens by a shotgun or carried off in the sharp talons of a barn owl. Or be poisoned anyway. “The only good mouse is a dead mouse,” Australia’s deputy prime minister Michael McCormack said recently, as the nation ramped up its war on mice with a plan to poison millions of them in New South Wales.

Either way, you’d still have your freedom and be much better off than one of the more than 111 million mice and rats who are used, abused and/or killed in the name of biomedical research in the United States every year. These highly intelligent rodents are so popular among researchers that they represent 99 percent of all animals used in laboratories. Much of the horror is funded by taxpayers—more than $16 billion each year since 2017—even though a majority of Americans oppose the use of animals in scientific research, according to a 2018 Pew Research Center poll....

 

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