Animal Protection New Mexico’s newest program, Protecting Animals Used in Science, was launched to uncover, understand, and reduce invasive animal experiments conducted in New Mexico and beyond. Building on APNM’s decades of advocating for animals harmed in laboratories, this program will reveal the painful and wasteful animal experiments in New Mexico and beyond.
In the United States, animal experiments are conducted for purposes of biomedical, military, agriculture, behavioral and cognitive research, and chemical and product testing. Despite their widespread use, the results from animal experimentation for human disease research are not predictive of results in humans. In fact, hundreds of millions of animals are used and killed in experiments in federal, state, and privately-owned laboratories throughout the United States each year.
In New Mexico, a large variety of animals, including dogs, are experimented on in laboratories despite the scientific inapplicability of animal experimentation to humans and the wide availability of non-animal, human relevant alternatives.
In addition to exposing painful and wasteful animal experiments, APNM is advocating a student’s right to opt out of animal dissection exercises that sometimes start as early as grade school.