Humane medical research is so advanced, yet governments nor the big medical charities support it. Yet organisations like Vero (Oxford boffins) say that if we switched, we could likely cure ‘incurable disease’ so much quicker. Which gives rise to whether simple stubbornness, money and politics are involved.
Around 100 years ago, only a few hundred (bad enough) animals suffered. The dog that suffered led to riots between campaigners and medical students (the little brown dog is now commemorated in a statue in London’s Battersea Park). Victorian campaigners led the way to found the first societies campaigning for alternatives. One of the best ways to help animals and your relatives and friends, is to switch from the big animal-testing charities, and donate instead to one of the following:
We don’t need animal testing. This was proven during the pandemic, when trials went straight to humans for speed. Some say a vaccine could likely have been found quicker, if the humane research charities had been allowed to give their findings to government sooner.
In the US, Beagle Freedom Project takes dogs that are about to be killed after years of being experimented on, and gives them proper names and new loving forever homes. There are videos online as they see grass and play for the first time. It’s enlightening!