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Protecting Animal Welfare

A letter by Geshe Thubten Soepa to Enlightenment for the Dear Animals 2010   Protecting Animal Welfare First, I would like to tell you a little about myself. My name is Geshe Thubten Soepa. I completed my Geshe Larampa exam, and then taught philosophy in Asian monasteries. Afterwards, I went to Germany and around Europe for nine years at FPMT centers. I am still a travelling FPMT dharma teacher. I would like to say that Lama Zopa Rinpoche has taken responsibility to protect animals with his animal sanctuary project. His work is a fantastic example of a Tibetan Buddhist lineage lama. I rejoice and may these

Animal Experiments

Many people are unaware that some cosmetics, foods and beverages, household products, personal care products, and medicines are tested on animals even though tests using animals are often unreliable or not applicable to humans. Nor do most people realise that animals are often tormented in experiments in universities or hospitals or in military training exercises. The practice of experimenting on animals, or vivisection, has been around since ancient times. By the 19th century it was well established and as a result, in 1876, due to public outcry and the work of a few dedicated compassionate people the British Parliament passed the first