The Physicians Committee


Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act

Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings ActThe Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act gained more support in the 112th Congress than any previous session with a hearing and vote in the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and nearly 200 co-sponsors in the House and Senate. Learn More >

Why Heart Failure Experiments in Animals Fail

dalmatianFor decades, scientists have mistakenly used animals to study heart health. But universities and research institutions should focus on human-based studies that provide greater insight into heart failure. Learn More >

Alamogordo Chimpanzees

Lea Michele Champions ChimpanzeesThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) plans to move chimpanzees from a chimp sanctuary in New Mexico to a research facility in Texas,where they will be subjected to painful, invasive experiments. Lea Michele Champions Chimpanzees >

Humane Charities

PCRM's Humane Charity Seal of ApprovalMany people do not realize that when they donate to a health charity, they may be helping to fund disturbing experiments that have little to do with helping those in need.

To learn more and find charities that don't fund animal experiements, visit PCRM's Humane Charity Seal Website >

Animals' Psychological and Social Lives

Evidence of animals’ sentience presents a serious challenge to the ethics of using animals in laboratories. At the same time, the availability of nonanimal research and education methods makes their continued use unnecessary. Chimpanzees, Rats, and Mice >

Research Ethics

PCRM advocates higher ethical standards in conducting human research and providing access to medical treatment.

  • Birth Defect Statistics
  • Concerns About Growth Hormone Experiments in Short Children
  • Human Experiments: Redrawing the Ethical Boundaries
  • A Look at Cancer Research

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