Topic

animal testing

6 petitions

Started 1 year ago

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

Rebecca Howell
2,924 supporters
Update posted 1 year ago

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[1]) - and with growing concern within the research community that flawed animal studies are contributing significantly to failures in translational research[2] - this is an area that requires urgent attention. The use of animals in research is, according to the code[3], 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. [1] Taylor K et al. (2008) Estimates for worldwide laboratory animal use in 2005. Altern Lab Anim 36:327-42.[2] http://www.dcn.ed.ac.uk/camarades/research.html[3] Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes 8th edition (2013)

Humane Research Australia
4,507 supporters