Many ordinary Australians are taking a growing interest in making informed choices, particularly when it comes to the charities they support financially. We are often contacted by members of the public regarding the animal testing policy of different charities. Most share an eagerness to support human health as well as animal interests.
Balancing these concerns can be difficult because many popular health charities fund animal research, often without making it clear to the public. As a result, the public continues to donate money with the best of intentions to medical and health charities not realising that they may actually be funding unnecessary animal experiments.
The Humane Charities List is a guide to health-related charities that do not engage in animal research. The charities listed vary greatly in the health-related aspects they offer; some fund biomedical research, others provide health services to people requiring care, and many provide information and support. The one thing they share is a vision for improved human health.
By donating to a Humane Charity on the list, you will be directing vital funding towards organisations that do not fund animal testing.