As not only an advocate/activist, but someone who has contributed to charities as well, I understand that we all want to contribute to a healthy population - whether it be to raise awareness, contribute our own dollars in hopes of helping in anyway possible to find cures for diseases/illnesses that are plaguing humanity, or just raising a voice to shine light on these issues.
But although our hearts and caring natures are in the right places, there are those that are severely suffering due to this battle to find these cures, and those victims are the innocent animals that are continuously being tested on in the most horrific ways.
According to much research, it is said that the best expectation for the prevention or cure of many of these diseases is an adopted appropriate and developmental non-animal research methods, and considering we reside within a technology world, such methods should be able to be used and developed without the subjection of suffering, pain and death to innocent life.
IT IS NOT ONLY ANIMALS THIS RESEARCH IS HURTING, BUT THOSE WITH THE DISEASES ALSO!
The concern about the use of these ineffective and out-dated animal research that many causes and research development are still using - is decreasing the support in the main goal, finding a cure. This is because many individuals are now keeping themselves at bay from donating and participating in finding cures and raising awareness for these illnesses/diseases -- or redirecting their support and generosity to charities and organizations that support, sponsor and use more humane methods.
Because my dear readers, let's be truthful, would you donated to a cause or organization that used, let's say, infant humans as test subjects - permitting them to endure constant suffering, pain and even death --- or would you go the direction of supporting a cause that uses more humane and technological methods to achieve their goals?
It's like what Pamela Anderson said, " Trying to cure human diseases by relying on outdated and ineffective animal experiments isn't only cruel -- it's a grave disservice to people who desperately need cures!"
WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP?
We need to become united and acknowledge that animal testing is NO LONGER appropriate or needed, and urge Governments and Organizations to change their strategies to more effective and humane methods, without the use and abuse of innocent animals.
Such urging and acknowledgement, will permit the adopting of strategies and methods, that will not only protect/save the countless lives of innocent beings, but will also bring upon more awareness and more donations that are needed to achieve the aims and goals that have been set, so that research and development can be furthered in a more humane and compassionate way.
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Although these are my opinions, I do not want people to think that I am against helping save the lives of those who have these diseases/illnesses, or that I don't care what happens to these people as long as the animals are saved --- that is NOT what I am sending out. I am merely stating that lives can be saved without the torture, suffering and loss of life from others - that we are living in a world that has accomplished so much, that I believe that finding more humane and non-animal related research can be obtained and developed - creating a sort of win-win situation.
Please Take Part and Say NO to ANIMAL TESTING - let's RAISE OUR PAWS UNITED.
RAISE UR PAW