New Paul McCartney music video calls for ban on animal testing – Totally Vegan Buzz
Paul McCartney launches video condemning animal testing
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Beatles legend Paul McCartney has released a new music video which calls for an end to animal abuse.

The new anti-vivisection anthem, “Looking for Changes”, was donated to PETA’s campaign to push for an end to experiments using animals.

“I’m looking for changes that will continue the momentum of getting animals out of laboratories,” McCartney says. 

“Experiments on animals are unethical – they’re a colossal failure and a waste of time and money. We can and must do better.”

Evidence published in The BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal) demonstrates that 90% of basic research – most of which involves experiments on animals – doesn’t lead to treatments for humans, PETA told Totally Vegan Buzz in a statement. 

“US government officials also admit that 95% of all new drugs that test safe and effective on animals fail in human trials, either because they simply don’t work or because they cause adverse effects,” the animal rights group explained.

Despite this, researchers still receive grants to test on animals, so across the UK, millions of animals are locked inside barren laboratory cages, poisoned, burned, cut into, emotionally traumatised, and infected with diseases while they suffer from extreme frustration and loneliness. 

“Few experiments – no matter how painful or irrelevant – are prohibited by law, and almost all animals used in tests are later killed,” PETA added.

McCartney is part of a long list of musicians – including Sia, Morrissey, and Chrissie Hynde – who’ve donated their songs to PETA and its international affiliates. 

What do you think of Paul McCartney’s new PETA video? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Published by Oli Gross

Oli’s career and personal ethical values both help shape his reporting of the diverse world of veganism. His background is in local newspaper and magazine journalism, and his work has included reporting court cases, celebrity interviews, business analysis, food and drink features and government legislation.

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