World Week for Animals in Laboratories (WWAIL) 2003
Monday, April 21 - March of Dimes
The March of Dimes (MOD) has funded research in which newborn kittens had their eyelids sewn shut in an attempt to study the effects of visual deprivation. MOD itself admits that this study yielded no clinically relevant advances. Additional MOD-funded experiments have included a variety of studies addicting animals to cocaine, alcohol, and nicotine, even though we have known for years that these substances can harm developing babies. While the March of Dimes has continued to sink money into questionable animal experiments, the real advances in birth defects research have come from human studies.
Please call or write the March of Dimes and tell them you not support any charity that funds animal experiments. There are more humane and more effective ways to improve human health which deserve your support.
March of Dimes National Office
1275 Mamaroneck Ave.
White Plans, NY 10605
National Office: 914-428-7100
Mother's March: 800-99MARCH
For more information about charities that don?t fund animal research or other information about why animal experiments don?t work, check out:
- Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine at pcrm.org
- Or Americans for Medical Advancement at www.curedisease.com
- March of Crimes - Instead of funding more prenatal care and other programs proven to have saved newborns and prevent birth defects, the March of Dimes wastes nearly a million dollars every year on cruel animal experiments. PETA has learned that the charity has given almost $200,000 to experimenters at the Oregon Regional Primate Research Center ?a laboratory notorious for its poor treatment of monkeys.