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Pig-to-Human Heart Transplant is Science Gone Hog-Wild

January 12, 2022
Biomedical science has reached a new ethical crossroads.  Last week, a medical team completed the first successful transplant of a genetically altered pig’s heart into a human patient at the University of Maryland Medical Center.  While we all can appreciate that this patient, 57-year-old David Bennett,…

Mega-Breeder Profits While Cures Remain Elusive

December 28, 2021
Our drone operator took the image at the top of this page from the sky above Marshall BioResources—a mega-breeder of animals subjected to unthinkably cruel experiments. Row after row of windowless structures full of animals—most likely stacked on top of each other—destined for testing in labs. Animals like dogs, cats,…

You saved hundreds of kittens! Now, more cats need your help.

December 9, 2021
Amazing news! You may remember hearing from us about outrageous experiments at the University of California, Irvine in which kittens—bred and warehoused for sale to labs—were purposely made deaf. They had electrodes placed in their brains, were deprived of food, left alone in cages, and then killed and discarded like…

Biden Can Choose Both Compassion AND Science

December 2, 2021
The clock is ticking for President Biden to find a new leader of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Current NIH Director, Francis Collins, has announced his retirement by the end of the year, creating an unusual vacancy in one of the most important roles overseeing animals used…