What's this about?
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Tuesday, 26 June 2012
The work that FRAME does is essential. There's a law that says that alternatives to animals in labs have to be used if they're available, but there's no law that says anyone has to look for alternatives. So scientists just go straight to the animals every time instead of thinking about how else they could do research. FRAME is supporting people who look for alternatives!
Every year just lately more and more animals are being used in labs in the UK (and in other parts of the world) and a lot of those animals are my relatives. They don't use great apes in Britain (that's animals like me - I'm an orang utan but other apes are chimpanzees and gorillas) but they still use loads of monkeys.
And the Americans use apes! Do you know they were going to send some chimpanzees into space? and you you think that they had plans to bring them back?
Do you know about Laika? She was a Russian dog that was sent up to space and scientists said it was a great achievement. But not for poor Laika it wasn't. She died before she reached orbit - terrified and alone. What kind of achievement is it to send a dead dog around the earth in a tin can? Just remember that when scientists say that you have to use animals to find new drugs and treatments for things.
It's not right.
How can you help?
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Wednesday, 6 June 2012
But there is still a long way to go. Please help me to help FRAME find more alternatives so that fewer animals are used in labs in the future.