Reconsidering Research on Primates
“This sense of compassion for and curiosity about other animals has stayed with her throughout her life. Her experience with the suffering of animals greatly influenced her decision to become a doctor and her desire to alleviate all suffering.”
On March 29, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Dr. Akhtar was presented with the Belton Mouras Grassroots Leadership Award for her efforts to show how animal protection benefits public health.
“What we are forging is not a revolutionary change, but an evolutionary change. We are changing the very way we define ourselves and the world around us. I am extremely proud to stand among the hundreds of thousands of remarkable people selflessly working for this change and to do my part in showing that quite simply, what’s good for animals is also good for humans.”
Dr. Akhtar featured in Nick News with Linda Ellerbee discussing animal experimentation and the need to use more effective human-based testing methods.
Watch the episode here
Want to know more about the problems with animal experimentation – how it harms humans and animals and about alternatives? Listen to my presentation on Xtalks.
Dr. Akhtar talks about cruel head injury experiments conducted on animals funded by the NFL.
I’m excited to have been interviewed by the wonderful folks at Our Hen House.
If you want to listen to the podcast and get a good overview of how many ways our health is impacted by the treatment of animals, here is the link.
Listen to Dr. Akhtar on Our Hen House
Read arguments for and against animal experimentation at ProCon.org