Please don’t miss this chance to help animals!
No fiction writer could create a story more horrifying than what animals around the world endure in monstrous new genetic engineering experiments.
For a female mouse, the nightmare begins when experimenters inject her with hormones and then cut into her abdomen to rip out her eggs. Other mice will become unwilling surrogates when experimenters surgically implant modified embryos in their wombs.
The forced pregnancies in these cruel „Frankenscience“ experiments often fail because as few as 1 percent of the animals who are born may carry the genes of interest to experimenters. Those who don’t are killed shortly after birth—discarded like laboratory waste.
The genetically modified animals who survive past infancy are also doomed. Many suffer with missing eyes or ears, skin ulcers, deformed body parts, deafness, seizures, and sometimes even heart failure.
We have succeeded in ending many kinds of animal experimentation. Now, we must attack this new monster head-on and work to end all abuse of animals in experiments—and your support today will help us do just that. Please donate to „Cut It Out“—PETA’s Animal Test Challenge right now.
Not only is it hideously cruel to experiment on animals in these ways, it’s also bad science because the genes of non-human animals don’t act the same way that human genes do, and key biochemical, metabolic, and physiological differences can render entire experiments absolutely useless.
Many human-relevant, non-animal methods already exist, while others are in development—and we at PETA are vigorously doing all that we can to promote their use, often having massive success. Many of these innovative, sophisticated tests—including some developed with funding from PETA’s international affiliates—rely on human cells and tissues (also known as in vitro methods), advanced computer-modelling techniques (often referred to as in silico models), and studies with human subjects. Unlike experiments on animals, these approaches aren’t hindered by differences between species, and in addition to being more ethical, they can also be more cost-efficient—and relevant!
Scientists with PETA’s international affiliates are publishing research that shows the effectiveness of animal-free test methods, and they are encouraging governments and companies around the world to adopt these compassionate techniques.
Will you please strengthen our work to end the torment of animals in laboratories and promote animal-free testing by donating to PETA’s Animal Test Challenge today?
Together, we will spare many more animals horrendous suffering at the hands of experimenters.
Thank you for your compassion.
Ingrid E Newkirk