FBR in the News
In an op-ed published yesterday in The Wall Street Journal, FBR President Matthew R. Bailey chronicled the ways in which pets, farm animals, and wildlife benefit from animal research. “Discouraging studies condemns animals to unnecessary suffering and death from preventable illnesses,” he wrote. “Real animal lovers should be proud to support animal research.”
We urge you to read the article, share widely with your networks, and join the conversation by submitting a supportive comment and publishing a post on your social media pages. You can find FBR’s posts on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to share with your friends and followers. It is crucial to build public support for animal research to support the work of scientists seeking cures and treatments for diseases that affect people, as well as companion animals and wildlife. Join FBR in this effort by passing this op-ed to your friends, colleagues, and families.
People living with diabetes
People living with Alzheimer’s
New cancer cases each year
Dogs diagnosed with cancer
“All advances in medicine have an underlying basis in biomedical research. Animal research is done with great care and is done with special concern for the ethical treatment of the animals. The importance of medical research lies in the fact that new knowledge in medicine and innovative development is going to take place only when medical research is done.”
Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, Jr. (Legendary Heart Surgeon and Inventor)
Research With Dogs Benefits People and Pets
The close relationship between dogs and people may pre-date recorded history. One of the most significant results of our partnership with dogs has been their contribution to our understanding of diseases, treatment, prevention, and cures. Dogs and people get many of the same diseases because we live in the same environment, breathe the same air, walk the same sidewalks and yards. What we can glean from studying dogs in medical research often yields treatments and cures that help both humans and animals.