Humane medical research letter to your local newspaper

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Dear Letters Editor

Medical charities play an important role when it comes to human health, yet many – including Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Society – conduct or fund invasive research on animals.

Not only is animal research harmful to animals, it is also potentially harmful to people. Different species react very differently to different drugs and procedures. Drugs that are shown to be safe in animals may later prove to be dangerous in humans, while valuable cures and treatments can be missed if they fail in animal tests.

Stopping animal experiments will not mean an end to scientific progress. Modern, state-of-the-art non-animal methods allow us to obtain data that is more accurate and relevant to human health, and therefore more likely to lead to effective treatments.

Support compassion, not suffering. For a free list of charities and their vivisection policies, and a Medical Research Charities pack, contact Animal Aid on info@animalaid.org.uk or 01732 364546, or visit www.animalaid.org.uk/go/charities.

Ending vivisection will benefits both people and animals. Contact Animal Aid for a free End Animal Experiments pack on info@animalaid.org.uk or 01732 364546.

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