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1.Over 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned, and abused in US labs every year.
2.92% of experimental drugs that are safe and effective in animals fail in human clinical trials because they are too dangerous or don’t work.
3.Labs that use mice, rats, birds, reptiles and amphibians are exempted from the minimal protections under the Animal Welfare Act (AWA).
4.Up to 90% of animals used in U.S. labs are not counted in the official statistics of animals tested. Take a stand by kidnapping your friends’ products that were tested on animals (seriously!). Sign up for Kidnapped Cosmetics.
5.Europe, the world’s largest cosmetic market, Israel and India have already banned animal testing for cosmetics, and the sale or import of newly animal-tested beauty products.
Why introduce alternatives to animal testing?
•Humans and animals don\'t always react in the same way to a drug. One drug, TGN1412, was tested on animals and in humans. All the human patients suffered life-threatening side-effects which didn\'t appear in animals.
•Not all drugs are used for the original purpose they were designed for. Animal testing can\'t show all the potential uses of a drug.
•Ethical considerations - is it morally right to test all medicines on animals first?
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Animal rights, Alternatives to animal testing, Pharmaceutical industry, Animal welfare, Animal testing, TGN1412, Pharmaceutical drug, Testing cosmetics on animals, Animal welfare and rights in Australia
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