A nation will be judged by how well it treats animals.
- M.K. Gandhi
No Animal Massacres and Stop Testing Everything! NAMASTE
NAMASTE is a wildlife defense initiative sponsored by Gandhi Earth Keepers International. We speak out against animal abuse of all forms including laboratory testing, industrial farming, forced confinement, poaching, sport hunting & fishing, and the fur & cosmetic industries.
Protect their habitat.
The information below comes from a local university's medical school website. We simply substituted the word human for animal. How does this sound to you?
All humans must be ordered through the Human Resource Purchasing Coordinator's office at (585) 275-2654.
The Resource Purchasing Coordinator Office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All humans must be requisitioned through the human Resource Purchasing Coordinator Office. No separate or special arrangements may be made to obtain any humans from any source, commercial, institutional or private. Orders may be placed during regularly scheduled office hours.
The deadline for ordering is 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday one full week prior to the week in which delivery will occur, except for NCI rodent orders which need to be placed with the Human Resource Purchasing Coordinator on Wednesday's by 1:00 p.m. NIA human orders need to be placed on Monday the week prior to delivery. All orders placed after the 4:00 p.m. Wednesday deadline will be placed the following week. Delivery also depends on the availability of humans from the vendor and weather conditions.
If there are any errors, the Human Resource Purchasing Coordinator must be called/emailed immediately so that the necessary corrections may be made prior to the human (s) being shipped. The responsibility for verifying the accuracy of an order rests with the principle investigator or his/her designee.
All cancellations and changes must be received by the ordering deadline in order to be accommodated.
Rejection of humans
All requests to reject humans for health reasons must be supported by a DLAM veterinarian or doctor. All inquiries about human rejection must be made to the DLAM veterinary staff or Human Resource Purchasing Coordinator within 48 hours of arrival.
Humans are observed for signs of ill health upon arrival and housing by laboratory human technicians and assistants. All investigators should also check their humans upon notification of arrival and report any problems within 48 hours.
A human Rejection Form must be processed in order to reject any human. You can obtain a form from the human Resource Purchasing Coordinator . Any human approved for rejection within 48 hours of arrival will be returned to the vendor or be euthanized. The vendor will credit the Vivarium for the cost of the human. The investigator may be responsible for per diem charges for rejected humans.
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What is Cruelty-free?
The term “cruelty-free product” is generally understood within the animal rights movement as a product that has not been tested on animals by the manufacturer. It’s important to buy cruelty-free products to support companies that are animal-friendly and to boycott companies that still test on animals. The document below list many companies that do tests on animals.
Companies That Test
Human Kill Not Road Kill
Nearly everyday when I leave my driveway I bear witness to mutilated animal bodies on the side of the road. In an effort to block these scenes of carnage from my consciousness, I sometimes view them like dandelion weeds or rocks protruding from the landscape.
But they are not weeds or rocks. They were sentient beings who wanted to live as long as they possible could. These creatures are certainly not "road kill". The road did not kill them. Human beings killed them.
I have a friend who will occasionally stop her car whenever she sees a dead animal. She literally gets out and offers a blessing for it. Isn't that wonderful? But even if stopping is too much, we can still offer a prayer on its behalf.
The Three Rs
Intensive debate on animal welfare and rights focuses on two questions: should animals be experimented on at all and (if they are) how should they be treated in practice? As a result three general principles. the "three Rs'. are now widely accepted as guidelines for humane experimental technique:
Replace animals wherever possible with alternatives.
Reduce the number of animals used in experiments to a level consistent with producing adequate statistical data
Refine experimental techniques to reduce or eradicate animal suffering.