Janet Stephens - National Cancer Institute
We need to invest in human-focused, non-animal technologies.
Our driving force at Humane Society International/India is to do all that we can to help animals and make the world a better place for them. Here's how we also worked toward achieving goals that align...
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Humane Society International
Today, India celebrates 69 years of freedom. That single word encapsulates the right as well as the power to think, act and live with dignity. It took years of struggle and sacrifice for the citizens of India to realize this dream. But have these fundamental rights that we human beings cherish and celebrate every year blinded us to the pain and struggle of millions of animals willfully denied their basic freedoms to serve human ends?
Obsolete animal tests like the Draize are still a legal requirement in some product sectors in India, such as pesticides. From weed killers and rat poison to insect repellant and cleansers that claim to "kill germs", pesticides are among the most heavily animal-tested products in existence. Indian regulations sometimes require dozens of different animal-poisoning tests to assess the safety of a single new pesticide to market.
It's World Week for Animals in Laboratories (with April 24 marked as the day dedicated to these animals) -- the perfect time for us to question what animal experiments mean for the animals themselves, and for science.