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As of 2018, these two numbers are at a record high:1. The number of Americans that oppose animal testing 2. The number of primates suffering in these tests in the U.S.Yes, the number of primates suffering in testing is now at a record high. This chart is using USDA’s own data for the number of primates that are being used in medical tests (also known as Categories C, D, and…

Thanks to Congress passing and continually improving the Animal Welfare Act, every year we get hard numbers on where primate abuse in medical experiments is most rampant. 2017 Numbers The good: There are ten U.S. states in which no non-human primates are being trapped and abused in medical testing, and we’re working to expand that list. If you live in one of those states, be proud of that fact! The…

If you need to tell the government every year how much pain you’re causing others, you may be in the wrong line of work. Putting animals in pain to get published is a core business practice for animal experimenters. Since 1970, USDA has made experimenters fill out a form annually (see pic of form)  in which they have to estimate how much pain they’re causing, and if pain relief is…

Harming animals in medical tests often involves getting animals shipped to the U.S. from overseas. Until recently, that was often done on commercial aircraft, with the animals caged in the cargo section. Thanks to many of you, this is becoming much less common. In fact, as of 2018, all but one of the commercial airlines refuse to ship animals to be harmed in medical tests. Air France is the only…

To date, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service has been killing kittens in Beltsville, MD.      · First, USDA buys 50-100 kittens from a breeder in Iowa.       · Then USDA gives the kittens food poisoning and collects a stool sample.      · Two weeks later, they kill and incinerate the kittens. ​Since 1982, they’ve killed nearly 3,000 kittens this way. And despite USDA’s claims that they’re looking…

After Florence hit, you saw videos of dogs being rescued, and of factory farms under water, but you never saw the havoc natural disasters cause for animals stuck in labs. Caged behind thick concrete walls and complex security systems, animals in labs suffer and die, drowning or starving behind bars. A “lucky few” are euthanized before suffering that same fate. Demand that labs have disaster management plans that involve more than euthanizing animals.…

In case you missed it, today we made an offer to the USDA that we hope they'll accept. It relates to this gruesome playbook they've been running since the 1980’s in Beltsville, MD: Step 1: Order 50-100 kittens (2 months old) from a breeder in Iowa Step 2: Cage the kittens and give them food poisoning when they’re 8 weeks old Step 3: Collect stool samples from the kittens to…

Every year, somewhere between 25 and 100 million animals are killed in U.S. laboratories after suffering through cruel and unnecessary experiments. But many scientists agree that animal testing should be a thing of the past. It inflicts horrific suffering and doesn’t give us results that are reliable or relevant—the failure rate during the drug development process, for example, exceeds 95%. To help end cruel and wasteful animal testing, nearly 20…

When natural disasters hit, animals suffering in medical experiments often pay the price. Consider these examples: · In 2001, approximately 35,000 animals (including 78 monkeys, 35 dogs, and 300 rabbits) caged in facilities operated by died as a result of flooding caused by Tropical Storm Allison. These animals were housed at the Texas Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine. [1] · In 2012, a lack of adequate disaster planning led to…

In a momentous step forward today in ending cruel and unnecessary animal testing, industry giant Unilever announced its support for a worldwide animal testing ban on cosmetics. Dove, a subsidiary of Unilever, has gone even a step further, earning cruelty-free accreditation status from PETA. Just two weeks ago California passed a groundbreaking law to ban the sale of animal-tested cosmetics. This is the latest in a string of major worldwide…