Why this victory is so important

In a stunning breakthrough last month, CAARE learned that egregious cat brain experiments at the State University of NY College of Optometry (SUNY) were ended due to our campaign.


Over the past 36 years, around 3,000 cats and kittens were surgically dissected while still alive, their skulls removed while their heads were restrained in steel frames, during experiments that went on for hours to possibly days.

Any time we can shut down an animal lab, it’s a major moment for advancing a future without animals in experiments, but this victory is especially important.


The SUNY cat experiments were barbaric and archaic. They actually started in the 1950s, when Torsten Wiesel and David Hubel at Rockefeller University began 60 years of outrageously cruel and useless experiments, putting electrodes into cats’ brains to map the visual cortex.

But now it’s over. Thanks to your support for CAARE’s work.


Shutting down an animal lab is no small feat and it won’t happen every day. It takes hard work, ingenuity, perseverance and resources.

As we prepare for 2020, your year-end gift to CAARE has never been more important.

Now throughout December, every donation received will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000.

From implanting human cells in the brains of mice, to growing pigs for organ transplants, we've seen that hideous experiments on animals continue despite opportunities to use improved, modern, animal-free methods.


CAARE is fighting back, and we can't afford to let up. That's why the next two weeks are critical in our efforts to prepare for the year ahead, to help us close down more labs and protect innocent animals from cruel, needless and painful experiments.

By making your year-end gift to CAARE right now, your donation will go twice as far in our work to protect animals against the massive, multi-billion dollar experimentation industry, with its bottomless pockets and powerful lobbyists.


We may be outnumbered and outspent by the opposition, but there is power in the truth. I know that if we can continue to shine a light on the truth, we will make progress.

That’s why your contribution, of any size, is so important. And now, through December 31, it will be doubled!

Thank you for providing CAARE with the support to continue our work.

For the animals,

Barbara Stagno, President

Citizens for Alternatives to Animal Research (CAARE), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, established to highlight and promote research without animals.

Please donate to support CAARE’s mission to reduce animal suffering by disseminating information about the power and progress of research without animals.