Fighting for animal liberation and an end to speciesism
Following up on this matter here is what we need to do A lot of controversy has been going on in my home state of Virginia concerning our local VA Hospital conducting useless and wasteful experiment on dogs funded by our Federal tax dollars as well as Virginia's tax dollars.
Our one Congressional Delegate to the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. was fortunate to get a bill introduced called the Preventing Unkind and Painful Procedures and Experiments on Respected Species Act of 2017 or the PUPPERS Act of 2017, Bill Number H.R.3197 which would stop this wasteful use of our tax dollars.
If Congress wants to reduce wasteful spending and thus reduce our taxes this is one way to start Even the researches themselves found out those experiments were a complete failure in attempting what they wanted to accomplish. Here are just a few of their comments
“Mice are mice, and people are people. If we look to the mouse to model every aspect of the disease for man and to model cures, WE’RE JUST WASTING OUR TIME—Dr. Clif Barry, Chief of Tuberculosis Research Section, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease”
“We have moved away from studying human disease in humans. We all drank the kool-aid on that one, me included. The problem is that it hasn’t worked, and it’s time we stopped dancing around the problem…We need to refocus and adapt new methodologies FOR USE IN HUMANS to understand disease biology in humans—Elias Zerhouni, former Director of the National Institutes of health.”
“[Researchers] are so ingrained in trying to cure mice that they forget that we’re TRYING TO CURE HUMANS—Dr. Ronald W. Davis, Stanford University.”
“The History of cancer research has been a history of curing cancer in the mouse. We have cured mice of cancer for decades and IT SIMPLY DIDN’T WORK IN HUMANS—Dr. Richards Klauser, Former Director of the National Cancer Institute”
“Currently, nine out of ten experimental drugs FAIL in clinical studies because we cannot accurately predict how they will behave in people based on laboratory and animal studies—Michael O. Leavitt, former Secretary for the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services”
“Patients have been too patient with basic research. Most of our best people work on lab animals, Not people. But this has NOT RESULTED IN CURES or even significantly helped most patients—Dr. Ralph Steinman, Immunologist at Rockefeller University”
Please write your Congressional delegation to support this legislation and not only help these poor animal but reduce your Federal and state tax load as well.