Every year, nearly 100 million animals die in research
laboratories at the hands of curious scientists who perform outdated
and inaccurate tests that prove no benefit to humans or animals.
Before these animals die, they are routinely burned, scalded,
poisoned, starved, given electric shocks, addicted to drugs, subjected
to near freezing temperatures, dosed with radioactive elements, driven
insane, deliberately inflicted with diseases such as cancer, diabetes,
oral infections, stomach ulcers, Syphilis, herpes, and AIDS. Their
eyes are surgically removed; their brains and spinal cords damaged,
and their bones broken. The usage of anesthesia is not mandated by
law, and consequently, thus is rarely administered. Despite all of
this cruelty, not a single disease has been cured through vivisection
in this century. The overall adult cancer rate has risen in the past
40 years and a fatal heart attack strikes a person every 45 seconds.
The Centers for Disease Control estimate that 70-80% of the common
diseases killing Americans are preventable given a responsible diet
Drug testing on animals is inaccurate and does not
benefit humans or animals at all. Animals including, but not limited
to, dogs, cats, mice, rats, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, rhesus
monkeys, imported primates, owls, deer, sheep, llama, and cattle are
commonly used for vivisection. Vivisection is the medical term for
the practice of experimenting on animals. Charles River Breeding
Laboratories, a company owned by Bausch and Lomb, provides 40-50% of
the animals used in experiments of laboratories. The other remainig
misfortunate animals come from places a little closer to you and me.
Some of them come from animal shelters, some come from the "free to
good home" ads in the classified section of the newspaper, some from
unsuspecting people who allow their companion animals to become
pregnant, or even worse, some have...