The results of a recent Gallup poll revealed promising news: Americans are reporting the lowest levels of support for medical testing on animals since Gallup began polling on the issue in 2001, with the poll also revealing that 44% of adults think animal testing is “morally wrong.” These statistics represent a growing trend as Americans learn more about the cruel realities of vivisection.
Meanwhile, research continues to show that animal models simply aren’t working. A recent NPR feature brought the failure of the animal model to the national conversation as it explored why pharmaceutical research done on mice fails when attempting to translate the findings to humans. Evidence exists that, in certain forms or research like drug development for nervous system disorders, the animal model may even be holding us back from scientific breakthroughs.
The tides are turning when it comes to animal testing—both in the public eye as well as within the scientific community—and NAVS will continue to be at the forefront of the fight to end vivisection for good. Ready to take action? Join us in demanding a reintroduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act, which would end painful and unnecessary cosmetics testing on animals in the U.S.