World Day For Animals In Laboratories April 24th!|
posted on April 22, 2019
Since the 80s Lifeforce has exposed many abuses in research laboratories through our peaceful, direct action investigations. This includes laying the first Canadian Cruelty to Animal charges that stopped the 4 month restraint of wild caught baboons in experiments at the University of Western Ontario. Previously I was asked to help PETA in the Silver Springs Monkey investigation to get that to court – the first in the US!
Lifeforce Present Campaigns
National: Stop Vivisection Canada!
Local: 1. BC Firefighters Funding Burn Experiments that Lifeforce had previously stopped but was recently discovered by the Animal Defence and AV Society to have restarted. 2. St. Paul’s Hospital Jim Pattison Research Building Campaign. We have made first contact with Jim Pattison and produced a video about the vivisection history at St. Paul’s.
Presently the Canadian Government may become the 40th country to stop testing of cosmetics on animals. This is a major step forward to ending all experiments on animals! We hope that banning “cosmetic” testing of ingredients that have been repeatedly tested for decades will also include experiments with other products such as pesticides, cleaning products and countless more!
Vancouver Aquarium Plans to Expand Experiments
The proposed Canada wide ban on cetacean captivity is a major accomplishment but would perpetuate captivity. It would permit keeping “rescues” for scientific research!
The Vancouver Aquarium (VA), UBC and others considers captives and rescued wildlife as “untapped resources” for their highly questionable experiments that can cause pain, suffering, and death. The grants by vested interest companies and government can be very lucrative.
Presently, starting in 2007 plans were made at a conference, “Marine Mammals in the Lab: Tools for Conservation and Science”, held at the VA to discuss how to get lucrative government, military, and private business grants. The meeting included the US Navy. They actually inadvertently agreed with many issues by organizations opposed to captive experiments with marine mammals. They also discussed the major differences between captives and those living in the wild.
Why “Animal Models” Do Not Help Our Health?
Numerous doctors agree that vivisection retards scientific progress because these animal models are unlike naturally occurring human diseases or injuries. The researchers are not looking at the human malady. Furthermore, many methods tested, such as drug therapies, react differently on various species of animals because there are major biological and anatomical differences between species in addition to sex and age differences. Data obtained from animal models cannot be reliably extrapolated to solve human problems.
Read Lifeforce’s Facebook to learn about inhumane, scientifically fallacious experiments on animals. To learn about this multi-billion dollar industry, including companies manufacturing guillotines to restraint devices, go to Stop Vivisection Canada! STOP VIVISECTION CANADA!.
Let’s End Vivisection
Vivisection can be phase out within the next ten years. This is similar to phasing out destructive industries causing Global Warming and phasing in planet friendly technologies.
Please help protect all life. In 2019, there will be worldwide events this April 21st to 28th and more. You can help stop the multi-billion dollar vivisection industry in order to protect animals and people!
We have nearly reached $1000 of our $10,000 goal to be able to continue our important work. You can also contribute through making a donation to Lifeforce Foundation through Paypal. Please Donate Here.
To Respect and Protect All Life,
Lifeforce Founding Director