Please Stop Animal Testings! Start invest in Alternative methods
  • Petitioned Park Won-sun

This petition was delivered to:

Seoul City Mayor
Park Won-sun
President of South Korea
Park Geun Hye
Chief of Yonsei University Health System
Lee Cheol

Please Stop Animal Testings! Start invest in Alternative methods

    1. Petition by

      CARE(Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth)

 

Against Asia’s largest Animal Testing LAB – We’re Against Animal Testing Supremacy!  

 

Asia’s largest Animal Testing LAB? Asia’s largest Animal Abuse LAB!

Animal Testing is Inhumane, unscientific.

Investigation on Alternative Methods Needed

Should keep pace with global movement lessening animal testing

 

Korea’s most prestigious school Yonsei University opened Asia’s largest scale of Animal Testing LAB, ‘Avison Biomedical Research Center (ABMRC)’ on 10th April. Located inside Shin-chon Severance Hospital, construction only cost more than 110,000,000,000won(approx.100,000,000 USD), total floor area is 40,000 m². Avison LAB is able to accommodate over 7,800animals such as dogs, pigs, monkeys and about 80% of them will be used for research.  

 

Korean animal activist organizations such as CARE, KAAP, Voice4animals are uniting their voice saying that animal testing is unscientific and inhumane. While most of the countries are investing in alternative methods and try to reduce animal testing, this brings up concerns revealing Korea’s Animal testing supremacy.  

 

Animal testing’s scientific aspects are also suspicious. Human and other animals only share 1.16%of the diseases. The percentage of animals testing showing on human’s testing is only about 10-20%. Thus, new medications through animal testing caused fatal toxic and side effects, and some medication which had severe side effects on animal testing actually cured diseases in many cases.

 

About 100,000 people die in the US each year from side effect of animal tested new medications. Animal testing is actually slowing down the medical science’s progress. Criticism is getting higher that animal testing is riskier than flipping a coin.

 

Yonsei university should overcome this animal testing supremacy paradigm, invest their time, people, finance and passion in alternative methods. European Union(EU) banned animal testing on cosmetic final products in 2004, banned animal testing on cosmetic ingredients in 2009, and completely banned import and sales of animal tested cosmetics within EU last 11th March, 2013. This is the success of applying alternative methods without using animals.  

 

But the animal testing organizations within Korea does not have a moral standards on animal testing, and the Animal testing Ethics Committee is nominal. All animals caged in animal testing LABs are imprisoned, living their life in suffering testing and thrown away after being used.

 

Yonsei University should reveal to the citizen if they have any international class of animal testing guidelines, how the animals are being kept and raised, if the animal testing’s legitimacy was righteously deliberated, the welfare plan of tested animals, if they have a testing guideline of primates’ animal testing. Also, Yonsei university should explain if they have any plan to invest on alternative testing without using animals.

 

Yonsei university should stop bragging their LAB as the largest scale testing LAB. But instead they should actively research and test for alternative methods and invest their time, people and finance in that way.

 

We're protesting/peittioning against Yonsei University's ABMRC Animal Cruelty LAB for their inhumane research methods, also to Seoul city for giving out permission to such cruel facility, and to Korean government and President Park Geun-Hye for letting animal cruelty go through the law. 

 

We hope we'll join as non-animal testing country soon! 

 

To:
Park Won-sun, Seoul City Mayor
Park Geun Hye, President of South Korea
Lee Cheol, Chief of Yonsei University Health System
Please Stop Animal Testings! Start invest in Alternative methods

Yonsei University's Animal Testing LAB, ‘Avison Biomedical Research Center (ABMRC) is not the largest Animal Testing LAB. It is Asia’s largest Animal Abuse LAB!
Animal Testing is Inhumane, unscientific.
Please Invest on Alternative Methods Needed
We should keep pace with global movement lessening animal testing

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 12,500 signatures
    2. Protest Against ABMRS's Animal Cruelty LAB

      There was a press conference and performance in front of Yonsei university today(17th April) at noon, against their ABMRC's Animal Testing LAB.

      Also we-CARE, KAAP, Voice4Animals- handed over a written protest to university's related authority. We thank you all who supported us, our members and fans.

      Especially Yonsei university's students who took interest and cooperated with us.

      See reported news'=>http://me2.do/IIOgqdyk

    3. Reached 750 signatures

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    • dominique françoise weber LAUFEN, SWITZERLAND
      • 3 months ago

      tiere sind keine ware!!! stopt endlich diese grausamkeiten!!! ich schäme mich mensch zu sein!!!

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    • Lisa Alesci SOUTHBRIDGE, MA
      • 3 months ago

      Until the laws are changed regarding inhumane treatment of animals, I will encourage everyone I know to boycott trade with you. This is disgusting, base, inhumane behavior, and needs to be stopped immediately.

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    • Vivian Ocampo QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES
      • 3 months ago

      Dogs, cats, and other animals are gifts of Nature to man.. I cannot imagine people killing and eating their pets - that's barbaric! it's like eating your own children! Or, maybe, they really ARE barbarians?!

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    • Dia SmithRedman NORTH ST PAUL, MN
      • 3 months ago

      PLEASE PRAY FOR THESE ANIMALS! THEY WOULD BE YOUR BEST FRIEND-BUT THEY FACE TORTURE BY EVIL HUMANS! SIGN SHARE!

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      • 3 months ago

      動物実験するのは頭が悪いことだと思います。動物実験をしない、違うアイデアを考えてほしいです。

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