American for Medical Progress (AMP), “a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting society’s investment in biomedical research,” just launched an important new educational tool for the public to see and understand the truth behind modern animal research. “Come See Our World” is a digital invitation into the world of “essential animal research,” that provides all those interested and concerned a behind-the-scenes glimpse into world of animal research, with a front seat to view the care that research animals receive. Without this important research, medical advances in human and animal health would not be possible.
AMP invites you to “[j]oin us for a journey into our world of medical progress and discover the animals that help save lives,” including the following examples:
Mice have long been a model for human disease. Zebrafish provide insights into embryological development as well as human disease. Dogs and Pigs were integral in the development of insulin treatments for diabetics. Sheep have provided life-saving advancements for those with cardiovascular disease. People with diseases like cancer and AIDS now have hope because of research with nonhuman primates. Our pets live long healthy lives thanks to vaccinations and many of the same treatments developed for humans.
From rodents, to primates, dogs and cats, farm animals, aquatic and other animals, this website provides more than pictures of well-cared for animals, it also educates the reader about what each animal contributes to the health of others-humans and animals alike.
I encourage you to visit the website and recognize the heroes these animals have been and continue to be.
 The author serves on the Board of Directors of AMP.