Paul McCartney has released a new animated video for his 1993 protest song “Looking for Changes.”
The clip was released in a collaboration with PETA in an attempt to draw attention to the continued practice of “cruel tests on animals.”
You can watch the video below.
“I’m looking for changes that will continue the momentum of getting animals out of laboratories,” McCartney – a longtime supporter of animal rights – said in a statement. “Experiments on animals are unethical – they’re a colossal failure and a waste of time and money. We can and must do better.”
“McCartney wants you to know that experiments on animals are cruel and pointless,” PETA said. “The biggest funder of them in the world, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), spends more than $18 billion for this purpose every year, even though they rarely lead to treatments that can be used to help humans. Approximately 90 percent of experiments on animals don’t lead to treatments for humans, and 95 percent of new drugs that test safe and effective in animals fail in human clinical trials.”
The statement noted that “the world’s most forward-thinking scientists have moved on to develop methods for studying diseases and testing products that replace animal experiments and are actually relevant to human health. … PETA is working to make testing on animals a thing of the past, and some encouraging progress has been made toward this end.”
Last month, as a result of continued work with PETA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it was phasing out toxicity tests on mammals.