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THERE ARE THOUSAND OF PEOPLE DYING EVERY YEAR FROM HEPATITIS C.
THIS COULD BE AVOIDED IF LABORATORIES WORK TOGETHER AND SHARE INFORMATION TO DEVELOP NEW DRUGS.
"Animal testing is vital to medical advancement".
This is completely untrue. Vaccinations have been produced for one of the most well-known and tragic type of illness; cancer. A vaccination against one type of cancer was tested on a small group of volunteers. As far as I am aware, none of the volunteers were harmed in testing process.
There are now so many charities that do not fund or conduct animal experiments, such as The Age-Related Diseases and Health Trust, that do not test on animals so it would be possible for the Alzheimer's Society to stop funding/conducting animal experiments. These organizations carry out their research on alternatives such as fake organs and computer models. Not only do these methods save thousands of animals, but some scientists also say that they are more reliable. If all scientists used these methods, more people would be saved.
"Animal testing has saved thousands of lives, including those of diabetics".
Although animal-tested medicines have saved people before, these were mostly invented in the days when there were not as many alternatives to the use of animals. Even these could have been tested on volunteers and donated body parts.
Research into treatments for Diabetes was in fact held up by animal testing. If animal testing had of been banned 200 years ago, Diabetics would have benefited enormously. A doctor found out that Diabetes was linked to high and low amounts of sugar in peoples' diets by looking at the urine of Diabetics, not by performing animal experiments.
"Lab animals are well-cared for and the scientists try to minimise their suffering".
Although there are laws to protect animals used in experiments, these laws are so poorly-enforced that they might as well not exist. Many of them exist only to protect scientists from animal cruelty charges. Scientists that work in these labs can, in most cases, legally: cut animals open, gas them, shoot them, burn them, drop chemicals into their eyes, irritate their skins, give them electric shocks, deprieve them of food, water and/or sleep, take them away from their mothers when they are too young and force-feed them chemicals. Animals may be forced to live in barren cages until they are either killed or die due to the experiments in which they are tortured.
Believe it or not, some people illegally kidnap animals to sell them for vivisection.
So if you have ever lost an animal companion, there is a risk that he or she might have been captured and sold for vivisection. Although most of the animals tortured are bred specifically for use in experiments, some of them are illegally taken from the people who love and care for them.
The proposed lab betrays the precautionary principle by facilitating extensive research on dangerous human viruses right beside one of the major transport hubs of the UK and Europe.
The democratically agreed Camden council planning brief for the Brill Place site (empty land behind the British Library) calls for:
* any development to contain at least 50% housing by floorspace, of which 50% should be affordable housing;
community facilities on the site;
* the development to be permeable, not one solid block.
The proposed development contains not one home; a limited, token community offering and there is no permeability through this high-security facility.
I'm calling for the British government to put money into research for Mitochondrial Disease which affects many babies, children and adults. There is no cure for the disease.
The United States do research and fund raising and Mitochondrial Disease is more heard of over there. Myself and many friends have lost babies and children to Mitochondrial Disease and its a horrible thing to watch someone suffer and knowing the person will die.
I'm doing this in memory of everyone who has died and suffering from Mito. For anyone who doesn't know what Mitochondrial disease are take a look at the link www.umdf.org
To the Honourable President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled:
The petition of the undersigned shows:
That each year in Australia approximately 1400 people are diagnosed with a primary malignant brain tumour and many others develop a so-called “benign” brain tumour, or metastases (secondaries) to the brain from another cancer elsewhere in the body.
That the diagnosis of a brain tumour can have a devastating effect on the individual and their caregivers because of the often poor prognosis and that brain tumours are the only cancer to affect both a person’s mental and physical capacities.
That brain tumour patients and their caregivers require special attention within the health system, bearing in mind that these tumours cannot be screened for or detected early, nor prevented by lifestyle changes, and can randomly affect the young and old, male or female.
Canada needs to recognize the merit behind the findings to support the possibilities of a cure for Multiple sclerosis. 240 out of every 100,000 people in Canada is diagnosed with this debilitating disease.
Most people are between 20-40 years if age when diagnosed and will be bound to a wheelchair within 20 years of finding out they have it.
Please help support our search for a cure and show that there is an interest in saving friends and family from the pain and suffering!
Animal testing is cruel and unnecessary, we can use human cells and computer imaging to find cures a lot better than by testing on animals, because animals and humans react differently to things.
Penicillin is poisonous to a lot of animals, but saves human lives. It is cruel to keep animals in cages and kill them to find something that isn't likely to work.
Many cures for cancer have been found using rats, but have failed to work on humans.