I have always liked Christmas; it is my favorite holiday with all its brightness and cheeriness. The season to be jolly and all that Christmas happiness. I am going to put up the Christmas decorations today and look up a nice vegan dessert for the family dinner this weekend. It has to be easy to do and have flavors that taste like Christmas, without a lot of sweetness. I have used the word Christmas in every sentence now:)
I got these in the mail today. Three of the organizations I support and love hearing from. Where my money goes and how they manage the day to day issues. The organizations are Hjärta till Hjärta (Heart to Heart), Hundstallet (dog protection compound), and Forska utan djurförsök (Research without animal testing).
Forska utan djurförsök have funded thirteen projects this year. Four of them are:
Cell and computer models that save animals
Many drugs turn out to have a lacking effect on humans after several animal tests have been done. With this model, non-functioning drugs can be sorted out early before a variety of animal tests are performed.
How do tendons heal?
They want to develop models so that we can test on cells from the patient’s tendons and not on animals.
How does cancer spread?
They receive funding to develop a new, animal-free model to study how cancer spreads in the body. They will replace trials where you enter “windows” in the body of the test animal to see what happens during the trial.
Cure cancer and improve drug tests.
New methods to test drug effects and new substances that can become new drugs against breast cancer.
I have never been so sure as I am today that we do not need animal testing and that we just are lazy and do not want to change how we have done things.