Reading Time: < 1 minute Paul McCartney wants to see an end to animal testing   (Photo: Jimmy Baikovicius)
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Musical icon Paul McCartney has dropped a new music video promoting an anti-vivisection message.

The animated video, made by vegan charity PETA, features McCartney’s 1993 protest anthem Looking for Changes.

The tune was donated to PETA in a bid to help the charity in its push to end experiments using animals.

‘We must do better’

“I’m looking for changes that will continue the momentum of getting animals out of laboratories,” McCartney said in a statement sent to Plant Based News.

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

Animal experimentation

PETA adds that evidence published in The BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal) ‘demonstrates that 90 percent of basic research – most of which involves experiments on animals – doesn’t lead to treatments for humans’.

“US government officials also admit that 95 percent 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.

“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 traumatized, and infected with diseases while they suffer from extreme frustration and loneliness,” it added.

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.