Mccartney Boycotts Animal-testing Cancer Charities

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Multi-millionaire pop legend Sir Paul McCartney has boycotted a number of cancer charities after discovering they carry out tests on animals. The former Beatle vowed to share his fortune with cancer charities after his first wife Linda died from the disease in 1998. But the animal-loving star was shocked to find out organisations that had previously benefitted from his generosity advocate vivisection. MCCartney, a vegan, says, "It became very difficult when Linda died because I said I would support cancer charities. Animal rights groups then wrote to me pointing out that many were heavily into vivisection - and it's true. A doctor we knew out in America just admitted it as a matter of fact, innocently, like 'Well, sure we do.' "What he doesn't realise is that he won't get a donation out of me for that very fact. There are better alternatives but you're not allowed to challenge the status quo."


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Wow Paul, my thoughts exactly. Surely with all our technology and intellegence we can come up with a better way for testing than our loving animals. And to Pauls credit he did what needed to be done by boycotting. He didn't shout or kick anyone in the bum or take them to court. He simply boycotted them. He not only walks the walk of a peaceful person, he also talks the talk.
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You would think by now there would be a cure. With all the funding they sponged off of paul.Its a shame. My father died 11 yrs ago with Lupuse with lung cancer. Had a brother James that just got killed in an construction sight plunged 4 stories just this past week .With all the tragedys in our lives they dont take life serious.They need to get off there perch & finaly do somthing for ounce.So stop sponging and save lives will ya. Jackie.Wilm.NC
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