Saturday 20 January 2024

Support White Coat Waste Project (WCW) in their fight against NIH animal testing paid for with American taxpayer dollars

White Coat Waste Project (WCW) is a sterling organisation doing wonderful work at the heart of American government. They have campaigned for many years against the National Institutes of Health (NIH); an organisation that insists on the cruel use of animals in animal testing experiments paid for with American taxpayer dollars. It's a double whammy of negatives. I wonder how many Americans realise that their tax money is being fed into cruel animal experiments.

WCW fought against this and won. Image: WCW.

And, worryingly, these experiments don't only take place on American soil. The NIH has also funded animal experiments in Russia (see link below and picture above). Extraordinary, don't you think? WCW was successful in stopping that. They have had a lot of success and they work at the heart of American government with Congress members to demand and cajole NIH into finding alternatives to cruel animal testing.

Today there are alternatives. It is said that animal testing isn't that successful in any case in converting the results of an animal test to the human condition. There are problems in doing it which further undermines the usefulness of animal testing.

And today, we have a surge in applications for artificial intelligence. NIH should be able to use AI to help find alternatives to animal testing by using human modelling and other imaginative ways to do away with cruel animal experiments.

I have written many articles about WCW on my main website. You can read them if you wish by clicking on this link.

Most recently, 23 Congress members from both sides of the political aisle, wrote to the NIH urging them to find alternatives to animal testing. The letter is indicative of the fact that Americans in general and their representatives from both political parties want an end to unnecessary animal cruelty.

23 Congress members cite White Coat Waste Project in a letter to NIH urging them to support alternatives to harmful animal testing

There is a growing awareness of the cruelty of animal testing in the modern world. It is genuinely unnecessary. It can't be justified in my view. Technology and AI can do away with it. I would like NIH to use their best efforts and their best scientists to use AI to find alternatives. It can be done and I would hope people can support WCW in the ongoing campaigns against NIH.

In general, the American public and their representatives want an end to this animal cruelty.


P.S. please forgive the occasional typo. These articles are written at breakneck speed using Dragon Dictate. I have to prepare them in around 20 mins.

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