Stop Subjecting Animals to Death and Misery for Pointless Research

Target: Matt Hancock MP, U.K. Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

Goal: Investigate research practices that torture and kill animals without true benefits for people.

Countless animals are subjected to painful, sometimes deadly experiments daily in the name of supposed medical progress. A new research study from the United Kingdom, however, highlights an uncomfortable but seemingly true conclusion: the immense suffering of these living beings is often in vain.

The study, from Cruelty Free International, examined the presentation of animal-based medical experiments in the United Kingdom (U.K.) media and the ultimate success of these experiments over a 25-year period. Research concluded that media reports often exaggerated greatly the benefits of clinical experiments utilizing animals. The supposed “breakthroughs” in these initial experiments yielded little success when the treatments under investigation moved to human trials. In fact, the analysis found a stunning 90 percent failure when medicines and treatments initially deemed successful in animal trials were given to people. These results were particularly glaring in research involving significant illnesses like cancer and HIV.

The findings merit a serious reevaluation of the exploitation of animals in the laboratory going forward. Sign the petition below to urge the United Kingdom to take on this important reassessment.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Hancock,

“The case against animal experiments is stronger than ever. We consistently see new papers showing the poor human relevance of animal research in different fields, why animal data can never reliably translate to humans, and how humane and human-specific research is the real key to progress.”

Dr. Katy Taylor of Cruelty Free International made this timely and important assertion after a study conducted by the organization revealed the glaring gap between animal-based research in the United Kingdom and ultimate human benefit. The study, which evaluated research over a two-plus decade period, found that only one of the animal experiments deemed a “breakthrough” at the time produced anything even approximating a promising result in humans. A 90 percent failure rate characterized the rest of these alleged advancements.

Countless animals of every variety lose their lives and their chance at a peaceful, comfortable existence every year because the public has been told these experiments are for the greater good. If these claims are an exaggeration at best and a misleading fabrication at worst, a serious reckoning must come. The public should not be given false hope, and no more innocent living beings should be sacrificed at the altar of a lie.

Please launch a serious investigation into the validity and worth of animal-based clinical research. If you reach a similar conclusion as these dedicated researchers, please advocate for the end of this cruelty.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Janet Stephen

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9 Comments

  1. STOP ALL LEGALIZED ANIMAL TORTURE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!
    It’s obvious all these psychopaths that can torture Animals to death are purely in their dream jobs… They are allowed to torture millions of Animals in the name of *RESEARCH* what a load of SHIT!!!! anyone that can inflict pain and suffering on helpless Animals are FUCKED IN THE HEAD!!!!! stop giving them permission to do this…. with all the technology in their hands,,,, there is NO NEED TO TORTURE ANY ANIMAL!!!!!! STOP IT!!

  2. They are performing the same stupid tests that they did in the 70’s when I was in school and the testing was discussed. This is the same replica of the 70’s. They knew the results back then, so they are just in it for greed and profit.

  3. Back off and leave the animals alone! These scumbags who abuse animals must be exterminate by means of a slow and agonising death!! OH YESSS!!!!

  4. Jaime Perez says:

    Stop this horrible unnecessary testing on innocent animals! Animals are not made like humans, there are better methods to use. Animals are not ours to use and abuse!!

  5. Leave the precious and innocent animals alone you lowlife psychopathic depraved pea size brain monsters who get their thrill out of torturing and murdering the precious and innocent animals for fake experiments that are definately no benefit for the human being. Experiment on yourselves you lowlife psychopathic vile and evil monsters from hell.
    You are all definately psychopathic depraved pea size brain monsters who get their thrill out of torturing and murdering the precious and innocent sentient beings.That’s why you vile and evil psychos work in these Laboratories of hell and terror for all the innocent animals.
    I pray everyone of you lowlife animal murderers die an excruciating agonising death the same as the precious and innocent victims endured by you filthy lowlife psycho monsters from hell. Burn in hell for an eternity.

  6. Stella Waldvogel says:

    I’m not against animal testing per se. My dogs benefit from vaccines that were tested on other dogs – millions do.
    But the pointless animal testing – ESPECIALLY for cosmetics – has to stop. A few years ago I stopped buying MAC. They’s always been cruelty free, but they were expanding into China, which requires animal testing. (Please make petitions re: MAC and animal testing requirements in China! More companies have followed suit and it has to stop!)

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