Thank You for Signing The Pro-Test Petition!

Our petition is now closed. On April 8, 2010, it was presented to two representatives of the National Institutes of Health at the second Pro-Test rally at the UCLA campus.

You may wish to learn more about the rally on the website of our partner organization, Speaking of Research.

Speaking of Research’s description of the rally:

Media coverage of the rally:

Short video of the rally:

The Pro-Test Petition demonstrates support for the scientists and public opposition to the use of threats and violence in the ongoing debate over the use of animals for biomedical research.

The Pro-Test Petition brings together people of goodwill who believe that ethical and humane animal research is a vital cornerstone for advances in medicine and who condemn all acts of violence against researchers and other life science professionals.

The Pro-Test Petition

We the undersigned believe:

1. That animal research has contributed and continues to contribute to major advances in the length and quality of our lives. It remains vital to understanding basic biological processes and for the development of new treatments and therapies such as antibiotics, vaccines, organ transplants, and cancer medicines.

2. That animal research is morally justifiable provided animal welfare remains a high priority and no valid non-animal alternatives are available.

3. That violence, intimidation and harassment of scientists and others involved in animal research is neither a legitimate means of protest, nor morally justified.