The March of Dimes is one example of several “non-profits” that still heavily fund the vivisection industry. People in laboratories inflict human disease onto other species, such as rodents and primates. But these diseases are not the same as the ones that humans have. Diseases such as cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure take a long time to develop. No one can duplicate the same condition in any life form artificially.
Any progress by the medical community has been made by clinical observations and research, in-vitro research with human tissue, post-marketing drug surveillance, mathematical modeling, autopsies, computers, epidemiology, pathology, genetics and prevention.
British medical schools haven’t used any animals in their studies for over 100 years. Charities are starting to shift their money away from vivisection, and donate it to clinics.
Vivisection still exists because of the ubiquity of animal experimentation in the research community and its profitability, and the drug companies’ reliance on animal experimentation as a legal safety net.
If you hear someone say, “We’re so close to a cure, we need your support”—walk away. This is a highly funded and very powerful industry, and a lot of high-paid jobs would be lost if the truth were revealed.
— Mark Crimaudo