Each year, millions of animals endure painful, often unnecessary experiments in the name of research and education. Many of these animals are deliberately sickened over long periods, left to suffer without anesthesia or die without euthanasia. This is despite modern technology that often makes such tests less scientifically accurate and less cost-effective.
Harvey never basked in the sun, chased after a ball or knew what it was like to be loved. As a part of a toxicity test, his chest was surgically opened and flooded with substances. He suffered alone in a wire cage in a barren laboratory—and then he was killed. More than 60,000 dogs just like Harvey suffer in U.S. laboratories every year. It breaks our hearts that it’s too late for Harvey, but we will continue to be on the forefront of a global movement to replace animals in harmful experiments with 21st century approaches, such as artificial and real human cells and organs, 3D printing, robots, computer modeling and other sophisticated methods. Let’s take animal suffering out of science.
Rats and mice are the most commonly used animals in research, but many different species fall victim to animal testing. “Class B” dealers try to acquire cats and dogs through animal shelters and “free to a good home” ads to sell to research labs. Live goats and pigs are frequently injured deliberately to train military personnel to respond to combat injuries, even though cruelty-free training alternatives exist.
Are used annually in research, testing and education in the United States.
Are mice and rats, making them the overwhelming majority of animals used in research. Despite this, these species are neither counted in the annual statistics that the USDA collects, nor covered under the Animal Welfare Act.
Live at Project Chimps, a sanctuary founded in Georgia in 2014, where these former research subjects have been moved from laboratories into retirement.
Millions of animals are used in experiments each year at universities, hospitals, military bases and companies around the country. Some receive no medication or other relief for their suffering. By donating, you'll help us work toward the day when animals are no longer used in harmful experiments.