Petition to Gladys Berejiklian, Jay Weatherill, Daniel Andrews, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Will Hodgman, Adam Giles, Colin Barnett, Andrew Barr
Demand an End to Dog Experiments in Australia
According to the latest available statistics, over 6,600 dogs were used for research and teaching purposes in Australia in just one year.The limited information available on animals used for research does not specify what breeds of dogs are used, but published research papers indicate that greyhounds and beagles are often used - beagles because of their friendly, docile temperaments, and greyhounds because of their 'availability' when of no further use to the racing industry.Dogs are used in Australian laboratories for toxicity testing, infection inducement, aversive stimuli behavioural testing, and more. Humane Research Australia has also exposed the use of beagles for pharmaceutical drug testing, and the use of greyhounds in brain experiments, heart surgery experiments (where heart failure is induced to test blood pump devices, blood flow devices are tested, or circulatory death is induced to test heart preservation devices for transplantation), dental surgery experiments, terminal blood donation experiments, and others.Humane Research Australia is opposed to the use of all animals in research and teaching on both ethical and scientific grounds. The use of greyhounds however, is of particular concern when we consider they are discarded from another unethical and very cruel industry.Dogs are not simply laboratory 'tools' for researchers to use at their leisure. These experiments are unethical, unreliable, and unnecessary. Australian researchers should be utilising a battery of advanced human biology-based methods of research in order for results to be directly relevant to human health outcomes - not subjecting dogs to needless suffering and death.Join Humane Research Australia in urging Australian State and Territory Governments to immediately ban the use of dogs in experiments by signing the petition!
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Make it compulsory to indicate animal testing on products!
We need YOUR HELP. We want New Zealand to implement a law in which it is compulsory to have any product that animal tests to indicate so on the packaging. Animal testing is the use of animals to conduct experiments, these experiments inflict pain, suffering, and generally leave long-term harm. Animals commonly used are rats, rabbits, cats, and birds. These animals are often forced into experiments. In 2012, 17,000 animals were graded as “severe suffering”. Exposure to radiation, Force feeding and injecting animals with potentially harmful substances, Removing animals organs to purposely cause damage, Forcing animals to inhale toxic gases, Frightening animals, causing anxiety or depression. Those are all things animals have to endure when they are being tested on. Support us, change the world, and make a difference.
Petition to Malcolm Turnbull, Daniel Andrews
Stop animal cruelty in Australia now
Imagine getting cooked and torn apart how would you feel as a human being? I am sure you would feel horrible and scared, well that is exactly what our animals have to go through each day. each year between 520-620 million animals are being slaughtered and killed for food or clothes. This is just so horrible and it is effecting our planet, our animals are on the brink of excintion if we dont do something about it now!!! Please sign this petition to help our wildlife animals live in peace without being slaughtered.
Petition to Western Sydney Student Council
Make Western Sydney University, Animal Friendly
Mission Statement: To change the soap and cleaning products on Western Sydney University’s Bankstown campus to cruelty free and non-animal tested products How will we do this?By raising awareness, gaining signatures and educating our fellow peers on the fatal effects that animal testing can have on our furry friends. What soaps and cleaning products are currently being used? · Our campus is currently sourcing their products from a brand called ‘Deb Group’. · Deb Group are currently owned by the company SC Johnson who STILL test their products on animals · Deb Group also source their products to countries where it is mandatory by law for their products to be tested on animals before they can be sold e.g. Malaysia · Deb Group does NOT have the Global Cruelty Free Certification How bad is animal testing? According to Animals Australia Unleashed ‘Animal testing involves exposing animals to chemicals that may cause painful eye and skin irritation, developmental abnormalities cancer and death’. These animals are not provided with adequate living environments or anesthetics and such procedures lead to poisoning, torturing and killing millions of defenceless animals. How can it change?There are now computer models, cell cultures and human studies that should make animal testing a thing of the past and make way for modern alternatives! SAY NO TO ANIMAL TESTING TODAY
Petition to Greg Hunt MP, NHMRC
I am not a lab tool. Fund non-animal methods of research - not cruel animal experiments
Around 7 million animals are used in research and teaching every year in Australia. Despite our supposed commitment to the 3Rs principle of Replace, Reduce and Refine, Australia has made very little progress in replacing animals in research - as illustrated by the vast numbers of animals used each year (Australia has been cited as the fourth highest user) - and with growing concern within the research community that flawed animal studies are contributing significantly to failures in translational research - this is an area that requires urgent attention. The use of animals in research is, according to the code, for cases where no alternative exists, but alternatives will never exist without support for the development of non-animal based scientific testing. Australian researchers therefore need dedicated funds earmarked specifically for the development of non-animal methods of research – as occurs in other nations. A move away from animal experiments to human-relevant methods of research will not only spare millions of animals from life in a laboratory - it will also mean that research data will be directly applicable to humans and therefore more likely to result in genuine cures.  Taylor K et al. (2008) Estimates for worldwide laboratory animal use in 2005. Altern Lab Anim 36:327-42. http://www.dcn.ed.ac.uk/camarades/research.html Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes 8th edition (2013)