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Help Animals in Labs Now—Here’s How

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More than 100 million animals are killed in laboratories across the United States each year—and many of them suffer miserably before they die. This is why it is so important for each of us to take action to bring an end to the misguided practice of subjecting animals to cruel and archaic experiments.

The good news is that getting active for animals who are used in experiments is easy—and effective. Working together with members and supporters, PETA has been able to save millions of animals from suffering and dying in laboratories.

So how can you get more involved? Glad you asked! Whether you want to be on the front lines or behind the scenes, there are many ways you can help. Here are some great ideas to keep animals out of laboratories:

Become a Caring Consumer

One of the most effective—and simplest—ways to make a difference is by choosing animal-friendly cosmetics and personal- and household-care products every time you go shopping. Thanks to PETA’s Caring Consumer program, the number of companies who have pledged not to test products or ingredients on animals has grown to include hundreds of brands, so you’ll have plenty of choices, no matter what you’re looking for.

It’s incredibly easy to find great cruelty-free products: In addition to looking for PETA’s Caring Consumer bunny logo—products proudly displaying this logo are always produced without testing on animals—you can look up products and companies in PETA’s online database before you hit the stores.

On the go? Take along PETA’s cruelty-free shopping guide or install the “Be Nice to Bunnies” app on your iPhone.

Here’s to Your Health—and Animals’, Too

It feels great to contribute to health charities that ask for donations to help people with diseases and disabilities, but it’s never great when you find out that your donation may help bankroll horrific experiments on animals. Not only are these experiments cruel, they’re also poor science.

Instead of ravaging animals’ bodies for cures for human diseases, compassionate charities focus their research where the best hope of treatment lies: with humans. They understand that we can improve treatments through up-to-date, non-animal methods, and they fund only non-animal research, leading to real progress in the prevention and treatment of disease. Before you give to a health charity, find out where your money is really going by visiting HumaneSeal.org.

Charity Begins at Home

You can do so much by yourself, but we’re even more successful when we work together—so get your friends and family in on the action! PETA’s website has tons of information and literature about animal experimentation that you can share with the people in your life and that can even help you answer any questions they might have.  For more ideas about ways to spread the word, take a look at PETA’s guide to everyday activism.

This is only the beginning—check back next week to learn about more ways to help animals in laboratories!

 

 

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    Brea Kelley says...

    May 11th, 2012, 5:45 pm

    Please stop testing on animals.

    Tina says...

    May 11th, 2012, 8:03 pm

    When I shop for makeup or personal care products, I always ask the sales person if the company they propose to make a sales on, inulges in animal cruelty. I ask even though I know the answer, just to make them aware.

    Also, i do not contribute to human charities, I would rather donate to animal charities. Humans have huge financial support from the government whereas animal charities do not. We do not experience humans going without shelter, food or medical care. Nothing of the sort exists for animals, and also, when donating to human charities, we have no knowledge of animal experimentation. Therefore, donate all you can to Peta.

    Glenn Sorino says...

    May 11th, 2012, 8:28 pm

    It boggles my mind, that in our “modern” society, in the name of science (& big profits), we continue to torture millions of animals each year. Purchase only cruelty-free products to help end this insanity!

    charmaine settle says...

    May 11th, 2012, 9:15 pm

    STOP KILLING ANIMALS IN RESEARCH LABORATORIES AND CONDUCTING EXPERIMENTS ON THEM….THE WORLD IS WATCHING AS YOU CONDUCT THESE CRUEL AND INHUMANE PRACTICES. SHAME ON YOU!

    Marilyn Keene says...

    May 11th, 2012, 9:24 pm

    I am sick and tired of animals (I am an animal too) having to go through torture and lack of care. What can I do? I can’t contribute money but I do take into my home animals and people who are homeless and abused. PLEASE HELP. I WANT TO DO MORE.

    christiane prevel says...

    May 12th, 2012, 9:37 am

    Tests on animals in laboratories is TORTURE, cruelty, inhuman and unbearable!!! In the name of HUMAN DIGNITY, stop it!!!

    Greg Reynolds says...

    May 17th, 2012, 10:54 am

    I always look for the bunny logo for cruelty free products. I feel good knowing that I am supporting companies that are cruelty free and not supporting animal cruelty in any way. I also talk often about this and other animal issues to friends, etc.

    B.E. says...

    June 7th, 2012, 12:22 am

    I just want to say quickly to “Tina” that I agree with you except for the fact that some humans actually go without shelter, food, and medical care. Me being one of them. I agree wholehartedly thought that animals have nothing except for animal rights organizations, and kind animal friendly people. Thank god for those! We live in a world where it is not the norm to take care of animals. The government would rather experiment and kill animals than spend $ on their welfare and life, and health. it’s disgusting! I hope things change someday

    Elaine Starchuk says...

    June 9th, 2012, 10:56 am

    Bunnies are so amazing and gentle..what gives us the right to be cruel and sadistic towards them…I urge you to open your hearts and see that this is so wrong..
    Also please read the labels on your sweaters..if it feels as soft as a bunny rabbit its most likely got bunny rabbit in it…
    If it reads Angora it was made from a bunny that had to give up its life for this type of sweater…don’t make your fashion one that supports death of animals to make you look good
    Have a wonderful day filled with love and compassion for all beings :)

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