Animals in the wild have defense mechanisms that give them a chance at life. Whether it's blending in with camouflage or fighting tooth and nail, a wild animal can defend itself. Not so in a lab.
To help stop the mistreatment of animals in laboratories, people who believe in animal rights will need to step up, the higher their profile the better. While there are a number of celebrities who use their fame to draw attention to the plight of abused animals, like Pamela Anderson, one not-so-famous person has been given a big chance to help out. And she's doing just that.
Lara Trump is the daughter-in-law of the President of the United States. Her husband Eric has routinely been seen with the President, and is considered to be in his inner circle of family advisers. It doesn't get a lot closer to power than that, and Lara isn' letting her new found influence go to waste.
She and her husband are the proud pet parents of 2 rescued beagles, one of which was found abandoned in horrific condition. Now she's going even further and helping out the Beagle Freedom Project.
The project aims to help free the close to 70,000 beagles that are used for laboratory testing in the United States. They're working Congress to pass the Beagle Freedom Bill which would release all lab tested animals willing homes. Five states currently have similar laws in place.
Lara also recently spoke at Beagle Freedom's annual fundraiser, and has taken to the internet to try to motivate people to push for stronger animal protections.
If we want to have a world where animals aren't abused anymore, we're going to need a lot more people like her!