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A whistleblower at the pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb has brought attention to the fact that a monkey accidentally strangled itself to death after she was strapped to cage and left unattended.
The USDA has cited the company for violating the Animal Welfare Act.
PETA wants to make sure that
Ricky Gervais is so funny and he LOOOOVES animals.
So naturally he would partner with Cruelty Free International to try and stop animal testing.
Just look at him petting that cute bunny.
He's just the best.
Woody Harrelson was the driving force behind an initiative to get the army to stop using chimps in their experiments.
Now he has set his sights on California Senator Barbara Boxer, the chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
He wrote her a letter on PETA's behalf, asking her to join the over 160 senators and representatives who support the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act.
These acts would stop the use of chimps and other great apes in testing in the U.S. and save tax payers millions.
An excerpt from the letter reads:
You should know by now that Leona Lewis is a huge animal lover.
So she's used Valentine's Day as an opportunity to send a Valentine's Day card to the European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy to ask for his support in the Humane Society International's CrueltyFree2013 initiative against animal testing.
"Like most girls, I love make-up, but my ethical principles are also very important to me. No new lipstick, eye-liner or other cosmetics ingredient can ever be worth the suffering and death of defenseless animals forced to endure painful toxicity tests."
Making sure to drive her point home, she continued:
"These gentle animals are killed by the hundreds in some tests, despite the fact that manufacturing products free of new animal testing is perfectly possible through the use of thousands of existing, safe ingredients.
Animals have suffered enough – if their pain has been deemed immoral within the EU, it must also be immoral outside the EU. To trade in their pain would be hypocrisy."
This may seem confusing to some because animal testing has been banned in the European Union (EU) but the problem is on products imported.
Products tested on animals in other countries can still be imported and sold within the EU.
Let's hope her letter has an effect on the EU because then maybe America will follow suit and stop testing on the poor animals.
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Many apes are tested and experimented on for their entire lives.
Some live in cages no larger than a small table top.
Along with all the activists trying to help the chimps, James Franco and Kevin Nealon have decided to pitch in.
Check them out in the above video.