12, 90, 30: Wasteful spending is the problem

16 March 2016 | Newsworthy

Journalist Louisa Lew just sat down with Anthony Bellotti, our Founder and Campaign Manager, to discuss White Coat Waste’s innovative new campaign strategy.

Anthony also shares new details from his first hand experience working in a taxpayer-funded animal experimentation laboratory:

“Bellotti first entered the realm of animal experimentation at age 17, when he participated in a summer internship at a New York City animal experimentation laboratory in 1995. At this point in his life, Bellotti was unfamiliar with animal advocacy, taxes, or politics, especially in how crucial of a role politics can play in our daily lives. At age 17, Bellotti, like many kids his age, was preparing for college, and participated in the internship in hopes of a letter of recommendation for college admission. It was during this internship, where Bellotti watched the experimentation and assisted with it, that he learned the truth behind animal experimentation.”

Lew also explains our innovative new approach to fighting the root of the taxpayer-funded experimentation problem: wasteful government spending.

“To Bellotti, the key to solving the problem of cruel animal experimentation is to get to the root: wasteful government spending, by stopping the funds: taxpayer dollars. As antiquated as animal testing, so was the approach: chasing after the individual professors and private corporations who participated in animal experimentation. The “best case scenario” would be the professor ceasing the experimentation if he was protested long enough. However, this is an unlikely scenario; most likely, it is irrelevant in how many laboratories closed; as government spending increases, additional laboratories would take its place. The government has essentially incentivized animal experimentation, as college professors and universities who were never previously involved with animal experimentation, has opted to participate, with the support of the inflated NIH budget, making animal abuse profitable.”

To read more of this interview from Louisa Lew, please follow this link.

Blog Comments

I totally agree that we should not use animals in experiments. But do we have alternatives? Do we use humans? Josef Mengele with ethics? ???????? I remain on a sharp fence.

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