Aug 15, 2018
PETA’s Jeff Brown is a former researcher who joined PETA’s Regulatory testing department when he realized there’s a better way to do science.
One way in particular is in the way researchers get the antibodies they need for all kinds of research, including cancer research.
Brown tells host Emil Guillermo, that he learned that abusing animals is not necessary in the making of antibodies for research. Yet, at ProSci near San Diego, dozens of animals get their blood harvested in cycles, in a painful process. The company then sells the antibodies to labs all over the world, including government facilities here run by the National Cancer Institute, and other labs funded by the National Institutes of Health.
That means it’s all tax-payer funded.
Companies like ProSci are the only beneficiaries, as most animal research into human problems will lead to dead ends. And at the bottom of it all, are the animals. In fact, the companies show little care for the animals whose blood they harvest for the antibodies.
You can also text the word RESEARCH to 73822 and send
a message to the National Cancer Institute to use antibodies developed using non-animal methods.
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