Dawn and I shared on our blog this month about animal testing and cruelty free breast cancer charities. I know this is a very touchy and uncomfortable subject for many. No one wants to hear how animals are being used, misused and abused. The big question is how to change this so that we can change their lives. Well there is something you can do. The very first step is to make the conscious choice and become involved, be it big or small. You can sign and share petitions. You can support or volunteer for these organizations that are working on these changes, or are non-animal research organizations. Share it with your friends and families on social media platforms.
Please, I do know that this is quite painful to talk about. Trust me there are days I cannot witness one more picture but some how I muster up the energy to sign the petition, or send a check. Then I post SOME on my personal Facebook page. It is so much easier to turn the page or click on the next link but it is also important to help helpless animals that go through these excruciating experiments every day for the sake of research and breast cancer. Did you know that cancer in mice was discovered decades ago but we still inflict pain and suffering to these creatures? Then we moved onto cats and dogs. Again we have cured cancer in these animals but painful experiments continue. I will not go on and on but please take a look at the organizations that are no longer experimenting on animals and support them. (see in article https://breastcanceryogablog.com/2013/10/10/breast-cancer-charities-can-be-cruelty-free/). No longer is there a need for these out-dated and barbaric practices. The EPA has released five new policies in support of optimizing existing data and not incurring new animal studies, the OECD published six new in-vitro test guidelines without the use of live animals. If you want to support this movement go to PCRM site (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) http://www.pcrm.org/research/ and learn what you can do.
This is Breast Cancer Awareness month and many people are out there running, walking, doing bake sales and what have you to support the cause so please this is one area that Dawn and I feel strongly about that can change, and allow the new ways to come forth.
All I know is that I could never have anyone at anytime experiment on my two guys.
Thank you for listening – if you got this far.
Diana and Dawn
About Diana Ross: E-RYT 500 restorative yoga teacher, survivor that cares and founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Diana is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at email@example.com if you have questions.
- Breast Cancer Charities Can Be Cruelty Free (breastcanceryogablog.com)