What You Can Do to Help Dogs in Laboratories
#1 – Shop Cruelty Free. Many household chemicals (cleaning supplies, etc.) and outdoor chemicals (fungicides, pesticides, etc.) are force-fed to dogs in large quantities and then the dogs are killed to study their organs. This is called “toxicity testing.” There is no need for this type of torture in today’s world. We have technology that can do this job. When you vote with your wallet, companies listen and change. So, on your next shopping trip, look for these symbols on the back of the product you’re purchasing (if you don’t see any of these symbols, many animals suffered and died to make it!):
Tip: Download the Leaping Bunny Cruelty Free Shopping Guide App on your phone to check products before you buy them!
#2 – Support the FDA Modernization Act. In the 1930’s the U.S. government enacted a law that for any medical drug to be approved for human use, it must first be tested on rodents (mice, rats) and non-rodents (dogs and/or primates). Technology has come a long way since the 1930’s and we now have advanced computer systems that can do this job (and do it BETTER) instead of torturing animals. Dogs are not humans, so it’s no surprise that 95% of drugs that pass as “safe” in dogs fail in humans. This makes the dog testing not worth doing…not to mention they are cruel to the dogs and unsafe for people. The FDA Modernization Act was introduced in our federal government in 2021 to change this old, outdated law, and let pharmaceutical companies use this new human-specific technology instead of forcing them to use dogs and other animals.
SIGN THE PETITION HERE! https://modernizetesting.org/
#3 – Support the Humane Retirement Act. This federal bill requires laboratories and facilities to offer dogs and cats for adoption after the experiments and testing have ended, instead of killing them, to a humane society or non-profit animal rescue organization.
SIGN THE PETITION HERE! https://bfp.org/federal/
#4 – Get Involved on Social Media. The following organizations are well-known for fighting to get dogs out of research laboratories. They will often post actions you can take to help:
#5 – Support the Research Modernization Deal. The Research Modernization Deal outlines a road map and strategy for optimizing our nation’s investment in research to cure disease—by ending funding for strategies that don’t work (i.e., experiments on animals) and investing in research that’s relevant to humans. Email your federal representative or senator and ask them to support it, too! Include this link to the Research Modernization Deal in your email. Also, support PETA who is heading up this crucial plan at peta.org.