Written by Michelle Kretzer
Susan G. Komen for the Cure is coming under fire
today for cutting off hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to Planned Parenthood that were used to
provide underprivileged women with breast cancer screenings. We've never been
big fans of Komen because it funds cruel animal tests, so we are sending
Planned Parenthood a list of cruelty-free charities to look into working with.
of us have stayed away from Komen because the organization does women a great
disservice by wasting money on archaic animal experiments that have proved to be ineffective. In one recent study funded by the Komen foundation,
mice had tumor cells injected into their brains. When the animals developed
brain tumors, they were killed, and the tumor tissues were implanted into other
mice, who had their necks broken and their brains cut out and dissected. After billions of dollars
spent and billions of animal
lives lost, we still have no cure for breast cancer. Mice do—we've been curing cancer in mice for decades. But
the methods don't transfer to people.
many cancer charities are investing in modern, effective non-animal research. The resources that we
gave Planned Parenthood include the American Breast Cancer Foundation, the Breast Cancer Fund, BreastCancer.org,
the Dr. Susan Love
and the Keep A Breast
Foundation, all of which fund
preventive care and/or reliable research methods.
encourage everyone to visit HumaneSeal.org to see a list of charities that are truly trying to save lives—both animals' and people's.
Written by PETA
Is it possible to be a "pro-life" meat-eater? Not according to the PETA members who appeared outside the Dane County Courthouse in Madison, Wisconsin, as preliminary hearings began for a man accused of planning to shoot a doctor at a Madison Planned Parenthood clinic.
The meat and dairy industries are responsible for the suffering and deaths of billions of babies every year. Cows on dairy farms are kept continually pregnant in order to boost milk production, and their babies are taken from them almost immediately after birth and raised for veal. Pigs are also repeatedly impregnated, and their babies are torn away from them and shoved into cramped, filthy pens until they are large enough to kill, usually when they are just 6 months old. Chickens raised for meat are only 7 weeks old when they are killed.
If pro-life advocates want to prevent cruelty to babies, they should start at the dinner table. And since animals don't get to choose whether they will be abused and slaughtered, this is one issue that pro-lifers and pro-choicers should be able to agree on.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
I love debunking tired, meaningless clichés, but here's one I've never been able to disprove: Everything is bigger in Texas. The state's latest colossus? The largest abortion clinic in the United States.
Planned Parenthood of Houston won't open its new facility—a 78,000-square-foot, renovated former bank—until April, but a coalition of pro-life advocates and religious leaders will gather in Houston on January 18 to protest the clinic. We'd like to bring some peace to all this debate by urging everyone to respect the sanctity of all life, so we're asking to erect our "Pro-Life? Go Vegan" billboard in the area.
A cruelty-free diet makes sense no matter where you stand on the abortion debate. Oh, and, yes, with all this obsession with breaking size records, my 5'4" of self-esteem is doing just fine, thanks.
Written by Logan Scherer
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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.