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Comedian Carol Leifer Supports Cruelty-Free Charities in New Radio Ad

Comedian Carol Leifer supports cruelty-free chairiesCarol Leifer finds humor in everything—except not knowing where her money goes when she donates to a health charity. That is, until she discovered the Humane Charity Seal of Approval. In “Give and Let Live,” a new radio public service announcement, she explains how this PCRM program helps donors find charities that provide vital care and advance research without using animals.

Leifer, a stand-up comic and author who has written for such iconic television shows as Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live, and the Academy Awards, urges donors to “Give and Let Live” by supporting compassionate charities committed to providing vital services and care to patients or advancing research without the use of animals.

“Animal experiments are no joke. Thank goodness scientists are finding better, more humane ways to develop treatments for cancer and other killer diseases,” says Leifer in the PSA. For Leifer and many others who donate to charities, a key concern is whether their donations might fund animal experiments.

An estimated 115 to 127 million animals are currently used in experimental research worldwide. But a growing number of scientists believe that animal experimentation is scientifically flawed for physiological, genetic, and procedural reasons. Answers to the most pressing human health problems—heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and others—lie in understanding human cells, human genes, and, in some cases, human habits.

As Leifer explains, the Humane Charity Seal of Approval is the easiest way for donors to identify humane health charities. With a rapidly expanding and diversifying list of approved charities, the Humane Charity Seal of Approval is leading the way into a new era of humane giving.

The comprehensive list of humane health charities, as well as a wealth of information on the latest breakthroughs in research without the use of animals, is available at

To listen to the “Give and Let Live” PSA, visit


PCRM Online, October 2010

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