Stop Torturing Animals in Labs for Testing

Target: FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock

Goal: Urge the FDA to end animal testing in the U.S.

Imagine a syringe being forced down your throat to inject a chemical into your stomach, or being restrained and forced to breathe sickening vapors for hours. That’s the cruel reality of animal testing for millions of mice, rabbits, dogs, and other animals worldwide.

Animal testing has been used for decades in scientific research, despite its unreliable nature. Dozens of species are used in testing, with at least 115 million animals used every year, though that number is likely a substantial underestimate. Testing on animals has historically helped in some cases, but does not provide great evidence or results overall. Nine out of 10 times results that seem safe when used on animals do not work on humans.

The types of testing used on animals include forced chemical exposure; exposure to drugs, chemicals, or infectious disease that cause pain or death, genetic manipulation; short or prolonged periods of physical restraint; food and water deprivation; infliction of wounds, burns, and other injuries to study healing; infliction of pain to study its physiology and treatment; electric shock or forced swimming; and killing by carbon dioxide asphyxiation, neck-breaking, decapitation, or other means.

It is time for scientists to move to other, more accurate forms of testing, like human-genome sequencing or computational biology. However, animal testing is viewed as the default method, and old habits die hard. Call on the FDA to end the suffering of millions and stop animal testing.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Commissioner Woodcock,

Animal testing has repeatedly been shown to be unreliable, especially when viewed next to more accurate and current methods such as human-genome sequencing or computational biology. Not only is it unreliable, with only 1 out of 10 results of animal testing working for humans, but it is dangerous as well.

Well over 100 million animals and dozens of species are used in aggressive forms of testing every year. These forms of testing range from periods of physical restraint to chemical exposure and death through various means. It is past time to let this archaic form of testing end, and move to test methods of the 21st century.

Please, end animal testing today.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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67 Comments

  1. I hope one day this people stop animal testing I have been signing petition against animal testing and animal abuse for many years

  2. Debbie Callahan says:

    This cruel

  3. STOP the torturing experiments of innocent animals that is NOT RELIABLE to humans.It is time for scientists to move to other, more accurate forms of testing, like human-genome sequencing or computational biology!

  4. THIS ATROCITY HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR DECADES NOW AND IT IS VERY DISTURBING AND UNNECESSARY TODAY. THESE POOR HELPLESS ANIMALS ARE SUBJECTED TO PAIN, SUFFERING AND TRAUMA AND IT IS UNACCEPTABLE AND HAS TO STOP. THIS MUST END.

  5. POINTLESS AND USELESS EXPERIMENTS MUST STOP NOW!!!!

  6. Pam Levernier says:

    Animal testing is not necessary! It is cruel! You people who do this to these innocent animals should have the same done to you!
    Karma is a bitch!

  7. Rose Coffey says:

    I have always been against animals being used in testing. It needs to stop; to me this is a heartless practice. I personally think animal ABUSERS should be used in the testing if we feel we need to test on something live.

  8. Shirley Lemieux says:

    I can not stress this enough. These experiments funded and conducted by Governments are Satanic acts of evil. There is no good that a Government can do to excuse or pardon themselves from these types of tortures on animals. To prey on the most innocent, vulnerable, and helpless, is nothing more than predatorial acts of Evil.

  9. There’s an abundance of evil scum such as pedophiles and cold blooded murderers in prisons that they should be testing on instead!! STOP ABUSING INNOCENT ANIMALS!!!

  10. Joyce O'Malley says:

    This unnecessary animal testing is paid for with US tax dollars – beyond your permission – USDA, Veterans Association, NIH, Pharmaceutical Companies, Purina, etc…. animals are tortured and killed – this heinous HELL has gone on for decades – its past time to completely end!!!

  11. Animal testing is a waste!! Drs and pharmaceuticals torture poor animals just for money and to get their names on publications! This needs to stop and simulation models need to be used now!

  12. Test on animal abusers instead…..

  13. Evan Jane Kriss says:

    END ALL ANIMAL TESTING NOW. There are humane alternatives available, and they MUST be used.

  14. STOP ALL CRUEL TORTURE TOWARDS ALL ANIMALS IMMEDIATELY!! THESE BASTARDS SHOULD BE THE ONES TO SUFFER ALL THIS TIRTURE AND NOT ONE ANIMAL!!!!!!!!

  15. Stop animal testing. Why dont we test on humans that think this is ok!!

  16. Please stop this abuse NOW!!!!

  17. So cruel and Unnecessary!!

    Dr Neal Barnard had been petitioning to get animal cruelty testing stopped for years!

  18. Deborah Haws says:

    Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois believes in animal testing. I have tried by email several times to tell him it does not work. He can not deny it! It is insane, as are the scientists. Like others I have fought it for years, but the government agencies don’t listen. All that abuse, pain felt and money our money wasted by the millions. Remember these people work for us and they still don’t listen. Need to get some common sense humane people in office. Term limits the key!

  19. Jaime+Perez says:

    Stop the horrible and inhumane testing on innocent animals. These tests are useless and wasteful of taxpayer money. It’s sickening what humans do to animals in the name of science!

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