World Week for Animals In Laboratories

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There are animals confined in cages, being subjected to harmful experiments in the name of science right now.

Highly intelligent monkeys, never able to swing from a tree—instead, they are caged, fitted with electrodes and used for neurological experiments, despite significant differences from people.

Sociable, fun-loving beagles don’t have a chance to play fetch—they’re left alone in metal cages and injected with experimental drugs for pharmacological research, because these trusting and gentle dogs are easy to handle.

Despite being known to be empathetic and capable of “giggles,” mice can’t scurry through a field—because they are bred or genetically designed to develop cancer, muscular dystrophy or any number of painful human diseases. And even if a cure is found for the mice, the chances of that cure translating to humans is slim, making their sacrifices wasteful and cruel.

Many forget, or choose not to think about, what is happening to animals like these and the millions of others like them needlessly suffering in laboratories. But we trust that you, as a NAVS supporter, do not forget them.

To honor these animals, we ask that you lend your support this week for World Week for Animals in Laboratories.

  • TAKE ACTION and share. Ask your elected representatives to support the re-introduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act—which would prohibit the use of animals for safety testing of cosmetics, as well as end the sale of cosmetics tested on animals. Magnify the voices of compassion by sharing with friends, family and colleagues.


  • Donate to NAVS. Your donation will support positive, effective programs that bring us closer to ending animal experimentation—from funding smarter science that will make animal models obsolete, to advancing animal-friendly laws, to supporting the rescue of retired laboratory animals to sanctuaries to live out their lives as nature intended.


Please help us bring awareness to World Week for Animals in Laboratories. You can bring us closer to a day when animals are no longer exploited and harmed in the name of science.

This entry was posted in News on April 21, 2017.
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