Breaking! Animal Welfare Coalition Calls On World Health Organization To Focus On Testing On Humans Not Animals For COVID-19 Remedies – World Animal News

By Lauren Lewis – April 17, 2020

In a joint statement released today by Cruelty Free InternationalCruelty Free EuropeEurogroup for Animals, and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Foundation (PETA), the animal protection organizations stress that it is essential that authorities, under the leadership of the World Health Organization (WHO), work together with a focus on humane, human-relevant research.

While everyone wants a safe and effective vaccine and other medicines for COVID-19 produced as quickly as possible, it should not be at the expense and undue suffering of thousands of innocent animals such as: monkeys, dogs, cats, ferrets, and mice.

Sadly, animal experimentation remains one of the approaches used in this research which adds to the unfathomable suffering caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This, despite animal testing and experimentation being cruel and unreliable with a history of failure in the development of drugs used for humans.

“The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will have a long-lasting effect on our societies and our work, and this change of paradigm should also be reflected in the way we carry out research, there is an urgent need to focus on advanced scientific techniques that are more representative of what actually happens in the human body, than old ways including the use of animals,” Reineke Hameleers, CEO of Eurogroup for Animals said in a statement. “It is crucial that the WHO and other authorities acknowledge that many animals are suffering as well, and that they help to focus the research efforts of governments, researchers, clinicians, and companies towards more humane and human-relevant approaches.”

As huge numbers of animals and billions of dollars, pounds, and euros are being directed towards trying to solve the problem, it is vital that the scientific and technical merits and ethical aspects of proposed research are robustly assessed in each and every case.

Countries and institutions must also try to coordinate their research, sharing data to prevent any duplication of effort or repeated testing on animals.

That is, until the ineffective and unnecessary testing and experimentations on animals stops completely. As many lives as possible must be spared from this pandemic, including animals.

The urgent need is for more resources to be directed towards studying the virus in humans to increase our understanding of the disease, treat patients, and limit the spread of the virus altogether.

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2 comments on “Breaking! Animal Welfare Coalition Calls On World Health Organization To Focus On Testing On Humans Not Animals For COVID-19 Remedies – World Animal News

  1. They are guinea pigging humans (human primates) too on this one – they seem to have let it loose for that purpose. Even still they gave Tulane Primate lab $10 million to torment non-human primates, too. The guy who got the grant seems to be an idiot. He was quoted as saying that something like 74 degrees and 50% humidity doesn’t kill Covid-19. But, that lab is in Covington Louisiana near Lake Ponchartrain and he should know that isn’t warm or high humidity. That’s like winter in south Louisiana. The hypothesis was that mid 80s and high humidity may kill the disease. I guess he goes from air conditioned house to air conditioned car to air conditioned primate lab. This is all so horrible it leaves me tired and fairly speechless. I hope that you are staying safe. I continue to pray for you and yours. 🙏🏻😇🍀

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    • If they think the heat and humidity is going to kill the virus, then why aren’t they testing it that way instead of useing primates!
      Thanks for the link. Praying for you and yours safety 🕊️🙏😇🍀

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