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Give to charities that don't experiment on animals
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Editor, Those in a generous mood (and eager to meet year-end tax deadlines) this holiday season will want a copy of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA) free guide to health charities that do and do not fund cruel animal experiments.
Many charities, such as the March of Dimes, the American Cancer Society, and the American Foundation for AIDS Research, fund painful animal experiments that drain money from relevant and effective projects that could really help save lives. Although humans and animals both feel pain, fear, sadness, joy, love, and other emotions, physiologically there are vast differences between species, and data from one species cannot always be correctly applied to another.
Fortunately, animal-friendly philanthropists can give to cruelty-free charities, such as Easter Seals, Children’s Burn Foundation, the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, Helen Keller Worldwide, and Miracle House. These compassionate, progressive charities know that up-to-date, non-animal methods are the best way to help people with diseases or disabilities.
Visit for a complete list of cruelty-free charities. Remember, your donation should help stop suffering, not cause it.

Heather Moore
Senior Writer
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
Norfolk, VA
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