One of our first campaigns is Project Jessie, we have started a program that stopped selling “domesticated” pound dogs and cats to researchers. We have had successes, but the legislative victory we are fighting for is ahead. We are committed to the goal that three years ago we started a partner campaign called ‘No Pets Allowed in Research’, which complements the work of the JC Project.
I hope you are encouraged by the tough victories you have achieved as we play our part in the ongoing collective effort. Even when we haven’t won ‘yet’, we know that we are a thorn in the side of those who harm animals. All governments, all corporations now know that when animals are exploited, animal advocates will oppose and harass. It was not always like this. But many of you, and the people in front of you, seemed to move on ‘when things were getting even bleaker as they do now.