A will to help an­i­mals in need

Harefield Gazette - - YOUR SAY -

SEPTEM­BER 11 to 17 is Re­mem­ber A Char­ity Week, which calls on peo­ple to have theirr say on the world you want to pass on when mak­ing a will.

An­i­mal Aid echoes this sen­ti­ment and asks peo­ple who have left a legacy to char­ity to en­sure that the re­cip­i­ent is not an or­ga­ni­za­tion that funds or sup­ports re­search on an­i­mals. An­i­mal Aid is say­ing ‘don’t leave a legacy of suf­fer­ing’.

As well as be­ing cruel, there is grow­ing ev­i­dence that the re­sults of an­i­mal-based re­search can­not be re­li­ably ap­plied to hu­man pa­tients.

Yet some char­i­ties, such as Can­cer Re­search UK and Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion, still sup­port the bar­baric prac­tice of an­i­mal re­search and re­ceive mil­lions of pounds in lega­cies. This is de­spite 76% of peo­ple, polled by YouGov in 2015, say­ing they would be un­likely to know­ingly leave money in their will to a char­ity that funds an­i­mal ex­per­i­ments.

To find out more about An­i­mal Aid’s cam­paign and which char­i­ties sup­port an­i­mal re­search, visit our web­site: www.vic­tim­sofchar­ity.org/ legacy-of-suf­fer­ing/ or call us on 01732 364546. Jes­samy Koro­toga Cam­paigner An­i­mal Aid

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