Australian Medical Research Institute Shuns Vivisection

Posted on by Ashley Fruno

Awesome news: We just found out that Lighthouse Laboratories, a Western Australian–based institute, has had a long-standing policy of forbidding animal experimentation! This plucky nonprofit has been paving the way for exciting progress in the study of childhood cancers, giving its doctors a variety of effective alternatives to animal-based research. The compassionate organization advocates “medical research to stop the human hurt without hurting animals” and offers new, effective research programs that can be implemented without having to sacrifice animals!

1950: A laboratory assistant adjusting the temperature of boxes containing rabbits as part of a pharmaceutical test scheme. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Working with real human tissue cultures and cutting-edge computer models, Lighthouse Laboratories proves (yet again) that animals don’t need to be routinely cut open, poisoned, and forced to live for years in barren steel cages in order to achieve medical “progress.” Not only are today’s non-animal research methods more humane, less expensive, and less time-consuming than animal experiments, they’re also more accurate!

On the other hand, animal-experimenter nasties—such as Vivo Bio Tech Ltd., the India-based drug company hoping to build a house of horrors in Malaysia (where regulations for such facilities are minimal at best)—are continuing to put pressure on uninformed communities. Let Vivo Bio Tech Ltd. know that with modern alternatives, and compassionate companies such as Lighthouse Laboratories leading the way, it should get with the times and ditch vivisection. Contact Vivo Bio Tech Ltd. today and urge it to halt all plans to conduct and fund animal experiments in Malaysia!

Posted by Ashley Fruno