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Animal Research is Saving Our Skins, But Only If We Do Our Part

No matter where you live, the recent surge of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations is alarming. But as health experts have explained, in many ways what we’re experiencing right now is a pandemic of the unvaccinated. In almost every case, those who are in the ICU are not vaccinated (or not yet vaccinated). Let’s hope those who were concerned about the vaccines and adopted a wait-and-see approach now see the need to take urgent action. Read more.

Published September 8, 2021 by Inside Sources

Letter to the Editor: Former OHSU spokesperson fires back

The claim by the animal rights lobbying group White Coat Waste Project that animal studies taking place at Oregon Health & Science University are “wasteful” (letter to the editor, published Aug. 26, 2021) is blatantly false. Read more.

Published September 2, 2021 by Beaverton Valley Times

Drug-testing on puppies: new report asks for alternative testing at FDA labs

A new report details experiments are being done on puppies to develop new drugs for humans under the watchful eye of the FDA.

White Coat Waste Project, a D.C.-based tax-payer watchdog group, wants the FDA to fund more research into developing alternative testing. Read more.

Published July 11th, 2021 by WJLA.com

Letter to the Editor: Animal experiments are helpful

Experiments on animals are helpful

Contrary to the beliefs held by the animal-rights group White Coat Waste Project, animal studies are definitely not “taxpayer waste.” Read more.

Published May 31, 2021 by The News-Gazette

Another Voice: Animal research made COVID vaccines possible

Now that vaccination rates are rising and cases are finally dropping in the U.S., it’s time to give credit where credit is due. Let’s face it, animals repeatedly saved our skins throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Animal studies helped scientists develop safe and effective vaccines in record time. However, it may surprise many to learn that much of the research that laid the groundwork for these lifesaving shots did not take place in 2020. Read more.

Published May 29, 2021 by The Buffalo News

Letter: Listen to Scientists

Contrary to the beliefs held by the lobbying group White Coat Waste Project, animal studies are definitely not “taxpayer waste.” COVID-19 demonstrated this repeatedly over the past 15 months. Research in mice, rats, monkeys, hamsters and other animals revealed critical information to help us combat the disease. Millions of Americans have been safely vaccinated in record time thanks to decades of research, including pivotal animal studies that resulted in the remarkable new mRNA technology used in both the Pfizer and Moderna shots. Read more.

Published May 27, 2021 by Malibu Times

‘She deserves every bit of this:’ Appomattox Co. woman helps turn heroes into house pets

The COVID vaccine. The pacemaker keeping your grandmother alive. Treatments for Parkinson’s Disease. All these medical advances are possible because of research done on animals. Read more.

Published April 29, 2021 by ABC 13 News, Virginia

Opinion LTE: Animal research isn’t ‘wasteful government spending’

Contrary to the beliefs held by the animal rights group White Coat Waste Project, animal studies — which benefit humans and animals alike — are far from “wasteful government spending.” Read more.

Published April 25, 2021 by The Intelligencer

LTE: Animal research isn’t ‘wasteful government spending’

Contrary to the beliefs held by the animal rights group White Coat Waste Project, animal studies — which benefit humans and animals alike — are far from “wasteful government spending.”

The proof is not hard to find. We need only reflect on the past 12 months. Research in mice, rats, monkeys, hamsters and other animals revealed critical information to help us combat COVID-19. Millions of Americans are being safely vaccinated in record time thanks to decades of research that resulted in a remarkable new method for developing vaccines using snippets of RNA.  Read more.

Published April 25, 2021 by Courier Times