Don’t most scientists care about animals because their research depends on the animals’ well-being?

Investigations at our most prestigious institutions show that this is not the case. At the City of Hope in California, one of the country’s most prominent research facilities, animals starved to death and drowned in their own feces. Many experimenters become calloused after years of research and refuse to see the animals’ suffering. They treat animals as disposable tools for research and fight laws that would improve the animals’ care.

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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

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind