If Speaking of Research was a person in the US, entering its sixth year of life, they should have received vaccines for the following: chickenpox, diphtheria, Hib, HepA, HepB, flu, measles, mumps, pertussis (Whooping Cough), polio, pneumococcal, rotavirus, rubella and tetanus (a similar schedule exists in the UK). All of these have depended on animal research (see previous links). If we were born prematurely we would have relied on incubators and corticosteroids, both products of animal research. Asthma is also common, affecting 1 in 10 children in Britain; once again, treatments are thanks to animal experiments.
Given the huge benefits of animal research, it is important that people continue to stand up and explain clearly and scientifically, the reason that animal research must continue. To celebrate our five year anniversary, some of our committee members came together to produce a number of pledges of what they would do to communicate the importance of this issue as SR enter its sixth year.
(YouTube link – please vote and leave a positive comment)
Speaking of Research have moved from strength to strength over the past 5 years. Our website readership in 2012 more than doubled from the year before, and we are now the most read pro-animal-research website on the web.
Please celebrate with us by posting a video, image or comment saying how you will help people understand the role of animals in research. Send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What will your pledge be?
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2 thoughts on “Speaking of Research: The Fifth Anniversary”
Happy birthday!!! I pledge to work on getting that silent majority to be un-silent!! =) Even if you just open up to your family or friends about how you really feel about animals in research, you are moving forward. For some of us, it is not worth the personal strife trying to talk to some of our more radical family directly but we can always find some small ways to encourage others and make our feelings known. Even if it is just coming here, reading our posts and commenting favorably. That is a step in the right direction and we thank you!!!!
Congrats to the Team for a job well done. Keep up the good work, a silent majority is behind you!
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