Petition against law proposal of EU on animal testing
The European Union, specifically the office in Bruxelles, at the beginning of September 2010 wants to approve a law proposal on behalf of which, animals who are living on the streets and don't belong to nobody, can be caught and used for testing. The same animal can be used for more than one test on different issues. Some of the tests done on them are really cruel:
* swimming until the heart stops beating
* test of different drugs and its effects
I am asking myself, who in first instance put the dogs, cats and all the vagabund animals on the streets? Especially in summer in Italy and surely in other countries, too, families and people with pets, want to go on holiday and so they feel that they don't like and need their dog/cat anymore and leave it on the motorways, on the streets, in front of supermarkets or elsewhere and expose the animal to many risks (by human beings, cars, other animals). Eventhough Italy introduced the duty of putting a microchip on dogs on which the name of the owner is listed and registered, there are still people who don't do it and so, when they abandon their pets, they can not be held responsible for their misdeeds.
I think we can learn a lot from animals and if I look around and see how people are treating each other and the cruelty present in the world I think that the human being is the worst of all animals.
If someone of you has a heart for animals and nature and feels that they have a right of living please go through the petition, read it and then decide with your conscience what you think is best.
On the left side of the page there should be a button on which you can switch to English to read through it.