Many charities fund only non-animal research, because their organizers understand that we can improve treatments through modern methods that do not involve animals. The compassionate actions of these charities are leading to real progress in the prevention and treatment of disease. Next time you receive a donation request from a health charity, ask if it funds animal tests. Write to let charities know that you only give to organizations that alleviate suffering, not to those that contribute to it. Click here to view PETA's guide to letter-writing. Click here to view our list of charities that do and do not fund animal research.
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Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.