PCRM Members Vote to Stop Animal Testing
In 2009, you did a lot to help stop animal testing. You saved countless animals from Advanced Trauma Life Support programs and medical school labs. You helped the Great Ape Protection Act get more than 100 congressional co-sponsors. You blocked the construction of a primate-breeding facility in Puerto Rico. And in December, you voted to let people know that you support this lifesaving work all year long.
Thousands of you overwhelmingly voted for PCRM’s official 2010 membership card that says, “Stop Animal Testing.” Your vote says that you want to continue to save animals from cruelty and promote ethical medicine by supporting PCRM’s work to:
- urge Congress to pass the BEST Practices Act and phase out the use of live animals in military medical training;
- reform the Toxic Substances Control Act to ensure protective chemical regulation that avoids animal testing;
- pass the Great Ape Protection Act, which would end invasive chimpanzee research and retire federally owned chimpanzees to permanent sanctuary;
- stop NASA from performing radiation testing on monkeys;
- permanently halt the construction of the Puerto Rican primate-breeding facility;
- persuade the Food and Drug Administration to change its policies to save thousands of animals from cruel testing; and
- continue to urge the few remaining Advance Trauma Life Support programs and medical school labs that use animals to switch to superior nonanimal training methods.
Every year we make progress, but we have our work cut out for us. To learn more about PCRM membership and all of PCRM’s campaigns to end animal testing, visit PCRM.org/Research.
PCRM Online, January 2010