June 5, 2008 • Posted in
May 28th, Belgium — World-renowned primate expert Dr. Jane Goodall and other scientists appealed to the European Union to end the use of animal testing in medical and other scientific research. “We need to recognize that what we do to animals from their perspective certainly, and probably from ours, is morally wrong and unacceptable,” Goodall said.
Presenting a petition bearing 150,000 names to the European Parliament, Goodall and others called on parliament and executive offices to find methods of testing that do not involve animals. Approximately 12 million animals are used each year in experiments across the EU.
Goodall revolutionized research on primates during the 1960s, documenting tool use, emotions and war in the chimpanzee groups she observed. Her studies make it clear that no sharp line can be drawn between humans and the rest of the animal kingdom. Goodall, acknowledged worldwide as the foremost chimpanzee expert, is a longtime campaigner for animal rights.
Source: Canadian Press
Dr. Jane Goodall is a member of the Project R&R Advisory Board.