Fix Bausch & Lomb's Bad Vision on Animal Trafficking

  • by: Angie Evangelista
  • recipient: James C. Foster, Chairman, President and CEO of Charles River

Eye care giant Bausch and Lomb owns Charles River, a publicly traded company that traffics animals bred for testing.  Operating in 16 countries, Charles River claims to have a "deep commitment to both the welfare and humane care of the research models that we breed and care for."

The problem is that Charles River uses the term 'research models' for living mice, rabbits and primates.

Charles River provides animals to multiple companies all over the world, using selling points on their website like "...medium size and very docile nature make these rabbits particularly easy to maintain, handle and restrain..." and "large, unpigmented ears facilitate repeated venous injections and bleeding."

With your help, we can stop Bausch and Lomb from committing acts of animal torture – sign our petition to James Foster, the CEO of Charles River, to let him know that animals don’t deserve to be bred for pain.



As the CEO of Charles River, please take a moment to consider the fates of animals your company sells.  Understandably, you may feel that modern medicine depends on animal testing; you may also feel that your "research models" are lifeless, faceless creatures that don't deserve basic human kindness.

I implore you to stop trafficking in living beings.  While they may be treated humanely in your facilities, you are sending them to a terrible fate: discomfort, pain, and even death.  Please realize that breeding animals for the express purpose of damaging them is not a humane practice.  Stop creating animals to hurt.

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