A Huge Week For Animal Lovers (and Animals) Everywhere!

In March of 2008, I did a post here about a very special Science Magazine article.  In this piece, it was announced that the National Institute of Health (NIH), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Toxicology Program (NTP), have joined together to sign a “Memorandum of Understanding” to develop and implement new methods of testing that do not involve animals.

See this post here: https://bobbyrock.wordpress.com/2008/03/06/animal-testing-good-news-and-bad-news/

The announcement was epic for many of us animal lovers, because we’ve known for years about the absolute insane and illogical nature of these tests.  The problem?  When would these ideas go into effect?  How much longer would this barbarism continue?

Well… this week we got a major step closer.  The EPA, NIH and FDA just announced that 10,000 different toxicity tests for chemicals and drugs would no longer use animals!  This is big, people.   The number of lives this will save – dogs, rabbits, rodents, etc. – is almost incalculable.

Scope the quick article here: http://pcrm.org/media/blog/dec2011/government-plan-replace-animals-toxicity-testing

Additionally, the NIH just announced that it would stop using chimpanzees in medical and behavioral research.  (Welcome to the modern world, folks!  Only two countries are still doing these ridiculous tests: the US, and Gabon in central Africa.)

Check out this link: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2011/12/16/nih-puts-crimps-on-research-on-chimps/

Little by little, gang… little by little!

BR

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About Bobby Rock

Bobby Rock is a world renown drummer, the author of seven books, and a recognized health and fitness specialist with certifications in exercise, nutrition and meditation. He has recorded and toured with a variety of artists, released three CDs as a solo performer and is recognized as a top drumming educator. (He is currently touring with rock icon, Lita Ford.) Through speaking, writing and activism, Bobby remains committed to a number of animal and environmental causes. Bobby lives in Los Angeles.
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3 Responses to A Huge Week For Animal Lovers (and Animals) Everywhere!

  1. sister says:

    blessings on you and all your good works!

  2. trinityelsie says:

    merry christmas bobby! hope u have a kick ass wkend, look forward to hearing all your updates and info in 2012…

    peace and love,
    trinity and elsie

  3. Trevor says:

    Merry Christmas wishes from Australia Bobby.

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