A new study conducted by PETA and universities shows more people find animal testing 'morally wrong'
by Allyson Koerner
Categories: Animals, Causes.

It seems more animal supporters are showing their true colors when it comes to speaking out against animal testing, PETA reports.

Since 2001, there has been a significant increase in those living in the United States who find animal testing “morally wrong.” The study can be found in the 2012 issue of Context, a research magazine of the American Sociological Association.

The research team included PETA, the University of Alabama-Birmingham and Manhattanville College, where they “examined data collected in independent surveys by the Gallup organization from 2001 to 2011, in which approximately 1,000 American adults each year were asked whether they found “medical testing on animals” to be “morally acceptable” or “morally wrong.”

The results showed, in 2011, that 43 percent of adults found medical testing on animals “morally wrong.” This is a 10 percent increase, since 2001.

The study also determined an increase in opposition by 25 percent – to a majority of 59 percent – to medical testing between 2001 and 2011 for those aged 18 to 29.

“This study clearly shows public opinion turning against cutting up, poisoning, and killing animals in experiments,” Justin Goodman, the study co-author and associate director at PETA, revealed. “When nearly half of all those polled morally oppose animal testing, it’s time for a serious re-evaluation of how public funds are spent in our nation’s laboratories.”

To see further results, visit PETA.org.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/karina.usach Karina Usach

    And how many of those people who are opposed to animal testing, actually check to make sure the products they buy aren’t tested on animals?

    • http://twitter.com/sandrabunbabe sandra patterson

      You know that is a damn good question.I am totally against animal testing but not often enough do I check ingredients on everything I buy.Thanks for bringing that up.I will be checking labels from now on.I do however buy nothing from china(especially for pets) Why am I the only responder to this quesction I wonder–from 4 days ago?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=629884503 Mandi Coyne

    Companies should have to clearly label that their products are tested on animals