"Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.„
"I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
- Michael Jordan
The #ALSicebucketchallenge has developed quite a bit of steam, from those who wish to be of service by either donating or calling attention to its cause, to those who just want in on the fun. As you move forward with your desire to donate or get involved with a cause you are passionate about, remember to do your homework about the organization first! to ensure it is in line with your own beliefs and ethics.
ALS, like other outdated organizations, continues to engage in animal experimentation and testing, a process which is not only inhumane, but ineffective. “Currently, nine out of ten experimental drugs fail in clinical studies because we cannot accurately predict how they will behave in people based on laboratory and animal studies.” (U.S. Food and Drug Administration, “FDA Issues Advice to Make Earliest Stages of Clinical Drug Development More Efficient,” FDA News Release 12 Jan. 2006.) For more info, follow this link.
An easy way to see what an organization’s policies are on this issue is by visiting HumaneSeal.org. Happy donating!