Why are millions of animals STILL suffering in laboratories? There’s no justifiable reason. Companies do not need to torture animals in order to test mascara, shampoo, detergent, or other household products. Scientists do not have to torment monkeys in order to cure a disease. Educators do not need to buy fetal pigs to teach students physiology.
There are easy ways to lend your voice to animals suffering in experiments, and together we can stop animal testing. Here are six ways you can help them (and if you haven’t already, join PETA’s Action Team to help even more animals!).
1. Always buy cruelty-free products.
Cruelty-free cosmetics and household products abound. If you aren’t sure whether or not your favorite brands drip chemicals into rabbits’ eyes, check out PETA’s comprehensive database. There have been a number of advancements in non-animal research methods, so there’s no excuse for sick and twisted experiments on animals. Also, you can order PETA’s cruelty-free shopping guide, which is great to hand out to friends, family, local salons, spas, and hotels.
2. Educate others.
Don’t leave people in the dark about the horrors of the animal experimentation industry. Knowledge is power, so educate them by sharing PETA’s “Animal Testing in 60 Seconds Flat” video. Brush up on the facts so that if any questions arise, you’ll be the best animal defender you can be.
3. Always speak up about classroom dissection.
If someone you know is asked to cut up an animal in a class, encourage him or her to say NO! Humane, more cost-effective, and superior alternatives are available, and schools everywhere are catching on. If an educator gives him or her a hard time, let us help. We’re pretty good at standing up for animals!
4. Make a donation.
Lots of charities ask for money and say they’re working on a cure for a disease. However, behind the scenes, that money could be contributing to immense suffering. If you have money to give, make certain you only donate to charities that don’t fund or conduct experiments on animals.
5. Leave your body to science.
Speaking of donating, consider leaving your body to science to help scientists, doctors, and medical students advance their research and training without hurting animals. You won’t have any use for it, and wouldn’t it be lovely to know that even after you’re gone, you can still help animals? PETA President Ingrid Newkirk thinks so, and she’s donating her body to help animals as well—although in a much more gruesome fashion.
6. Share this page!
Imagine the impact if all your friends and family did everything on this page. By sharing this information on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites, you’ll have the potential to reach thousands of people and help stop animal testing! Let’s make that dream a reality. So please, for the animals, share this page using the buttons below.