As reported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), new drugs that prove safe and effective in animal experiments fail in human tests 95 percent of the time because they don’t work or are dangerous. Imagine getting an average of five percent on your tests … if you were failing that miserably, people would be really worried about you—yet many experimenters make a career out of it.
“The real-life ordeal that dogs, monkeys, and rats endure when they’re cut open, poisoned, or burned and then killed in experiments are too graphic to watch and difficult to get onto social media,” says PETA Vice President of Laboratory Investigations Alka Chandna, Ph.D. “PETA’s new video allows the viewer to relate to the millions of animals who suffer in laboratories even though there are superior, non-animal methods that could be used instead.”
PETA plans to use the new campaign to demand that NIH stop awarding nearly half its grant money to useless animal experiments, which are killing animals as well as the people who die waiting for treatments or cures. Some of this irrelevant “research” includes injecting monkeys with cocaine, puncturing mice’s intestines, and purposely breeding dogs to develop crippling canine muscular dystrophy.