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The Failure of the Animal Model

THE FAILURE OF THE ANIMAL MODEL Scientists often site the structural and physiological similarities between animals and humans as the rationale for animal experimentation. They believe that because we share similar biological processes, data obtained from animal models can be extrapolated and applied to human conditions. Although this methodology has become the norm in research…

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Types of Animal Testing

Animal Testing is NOT Putting Lipstick on Bunnies…   Types of Animal Testing Conducted:   Eye Irritancy John H. Draize, Ph.D., a scientist at the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), developed the Draize eye test in 1944 to assess eye irritation caused by various chemicals. In the test, a substance is placed in…

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3D-printed Human Cells could REPLACE ANIMAL TESTING

  3D-printed Human Cells could REPLACE ANIMAL TESTING! News: 3D-printed human cells could replace the need for animal testing of new drugs within five years, according to a pioneering bio-printing expert at the 3D Printshow in London, which opens today. “It lends itself strongly to replace animal testing,” said bioengineering PhD student Alan Faulkner-Jones of Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh.…

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LATEST NEWS – Clean Up Cruelty!

LATEST NEWS 01/11/2013 Please ask your MP to sign Early Day Motion 631 to ban the use of animals to test household cleaning products Cruelty Free International has worked with MPs to table a parliamentary motion to call on the UK Government to implement a ban on the use of animals to test household cleaning products.…

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Tips for Pet Owners on Halloween

While Halloween is fun for trick or treaters, it can be a scary and dangerous time for pets and farm animals. Loud noises can cause animals to panic putting both pets and children in danger,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of Community Relations for the BC SPCA. Farm animals are at risk, too. Dogs or…

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Cruel NFL Funded Animal Experimentation

For years, the National Football League Foundation, formerly known as NFL Charities, has quietly funded horrific and deadly sports-injury experiments on dogs, mice, rats, and other animals at Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of California–Los Angeles, the University of Notre Dame, and other schools and private laboratories.   These projects, many of…

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19,500,000 Animals Killed

How 19,500,000 Innocent Animals are Killed Every Year

Animal testing is a horrifying, barbaric and virtually useless scientifically… but, yet we as a species continue to poke, prod, torture and kill innocent animals in the name of  science. When asked 43% of adults say they are against animal testing, but do you truly know the troubling statistics? Did you know that 19,500,000 animals…

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5 Best Beauty Buys – Under $10

5 Best Beauty Buys Under $10   “You get what you pay for.” It’s a phrase that may be true in many realms, but with makeup, I’ve found that it simply isn’t always the case.  There are many high-quality products on the market that are also budget buys. This post highlights just five of them. With the…

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Law Changes in Animal Research – Not Enough!

The killing of thousands of animals which have been bred for research, including 40,000 in a year by one New Zealand university, has been questioned as part of Government reforms of animal welfare rules. A Parliamentary select committee was told yesterday that scientific institutions were over-breeding animals, in particular rats and mice, and many were…

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Get the Facts!

11 Facts about Vivisection: Over 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned and abused in U.S. labs every year. 92 percent of experimental drugs that are safe and effective in animals fail in human clinical trials because they are too dangerous or don’t work. Labs that use mice, rats, birds, reptiles and amphibians are exempted from…

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