Sir Paul McCartney is a fantastic musician and composer. As someone who grew up in the era of The Beatles, I can only smile when I watch him perform. But he is dead wrong in his attempts to impeded necessary animal testing in medical research. Here, he writes to Arizona’s governor urging her to block the building of an animal testing facility.
First, animal testing of new drugs and medical substances is required by law. Second, if the extremists prevail and we do stop medical testing with animals, medical research will be badly stunted. Third, McCartney works against his own purposes. He supports cancer research, in memory of the cancer death of his beloved Linda, but then supports groups like PETA that would impede cancer research by prohibiting animal testing. It’s kind of like giving with one hand and taking it away with the other.