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We spend $6 billion on athletic shoes a year. The National Cancer Institute spent $2.4 billion in 1997 trying to find a cure for cancer.

Helping People

All of us benefit from animal research. The advances made through biomedical research mean we have vaccines, treatments, and cures for diseases that have the potential to cripple or kill. We are able to use products and medications with confidence knowing that their safety has been tested. And as we age, we can enjoy a better quality of life than people just a few generations ago. Benefits




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Donít people choose careers in medical research using animals because it is an easy way to receive funding dollars and make high salaries?
No. Most researchers could make more money in other careers. People choose to go into research because they want to find answers to complicated questions. Animal research is often a vital step in finding the answers. more...