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to not want to support this particular charity...

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kinkytoes Fri 21-Mar-14 14:44:06

I'm not averse to posting a selfie with no make up on and I've now been nominated.

Whilst I admire the campaign which is obviously proving successful, and I acknowledge that the work of this charity is important, I personally choose not to donate to or ask for donations for certain research charities as I am against animal testing.

I toyed with the idea of asking people to donate to another charity instead but to be honest it's not a subject I particularly want to discuss on my Facebook wall.

Shall I just pretend these nominations never happened?

I hate Facebook!

Gingersstuff Fri 21-Mar-14 14:48:29

Just ignore it then.

Holycowiloveyoureyes Fri 21-Mar-14 14:50:30

Ignore it then, I have.

Charlesroi Fri 21-Mar-14 14:51:03

Well animal testing is necessary for some drug trials, but why not just say you object on ethical grounds? You don't have to discuss it at all.

thecatneuterer Fri 21-Mar-14 14:51:45

I'm with you on the research thing. Personally I will only support a very small number of charities that I am very closely involved with. I don't care what I'm asked to do by Facebook, by people climbing Kilimanjaro or whatever, I will not donate. If asked in person I will explain why. If it were on Facebook I would just ignore.

WorraLiberty Fri 21-Mar-14 14:52:02

It's a nomination, not a court summons.

You don't have to do it.

thecatneuterer Fri 21-Mar-14 14:53:17

not a court summons grin. Indeed.

Holycowiloveyoureyes Fri 21-Mar-14 14:56:01

grin Worra

Rooble Fri 21-Mar-14 14:57:41

You're under no obligation to support any charity at all, and you can ignore the stuff on Facebook.
Being opposed to animal testing... I fully understand when it's a question of testing make-up on an animal, but how do you think new drugs should be tested? Directly on humans?

MaidOfStars Fri 21-Mar-14 14:59:30

I've (mercifully) seen only a few of these (and at least the more recent ones are actually mentioning charity giving) but at leats one of those has mentioned an alternative charity, with no reference to the whys.

LittleprincessinGOLDrocks Fri 21-Mar-14 15:02:02

If you are against the research aspect then that is fair enough. There are a few people on my facebook donating to Marie Curie and McMillan nurses instead of CRUK, so if you feel you want to do something they may be another option?
Totally up to you what you want to do, end of the day it is your money and no one can tell you what to do with it.

thecatneuterer Fri 21-Mar-14 15:03:31

Oh heavens. Let's not start a bun fight about animal testing. Surely you can understand that someone who finds the idea of animal testing horrific will never wish to actively fund it? Even if they accept that there are no alternatives (which is debatable - but please let's not debate it now) to actively give money to something which they find upsetting is too much of an ask.

People give to charity because it is something they feel they actively want to support. No one is obliged to give to something they do not feel that way about.

thecatneuterer Fri 21-Mar-14 15:04:16

Sorry, that was addressed to Roobie

EverythingsDozy Fri 21-Mar-14 15:04:35

Can I ask a genuine question? I don't want anyone to get arsey or throw the thread off track, but can I ask, OP, if you are against animal testing and, god forbid, get diagnosed with cancer, what do you do with regards to the treatment? Would you refuse treatment because it's been animal tested? I've always wondered what someone would do in this situation.

SilverShadows Fri 21-Mar-14 15:04:57

I've been nominated a couple of times - I'm ignoring it.

I give to charity by DD each month, but they are charities I choose. I cba to put all this on FB though, it isn't a topic for discussion so ignoring it is my strategy.

shoofly Fri 21-Mar-14 15:04:58

I've been nominated about 6 times. Have posted a link to macmillan and ignored them grin at not a court summons

littleballerina Fri 21-Mar-14 15:05:11

People are also donating to mental health charities as self esteem raising due to non make up wearing selfies or whatever...

How would you like New drugs to be tested?

Mitchy1nge Fri 21-Mar-14 15:08:38

you could post some interesting facts about cancer instead

like, I dunno, a malignant melanoma is one of the tumours most likely to metastasize into the brain

is supposed to raise awareness isn't it?

thegreatgatsby101 Fri 21-Mar-14 15:13:40

Ummm. Just ignore it?!

Really. People take this stuff THIS seriously?! I love Facebook but REALLY?

thecatneuterer Fri 21-Mar-14 15:14:10

everthingsdozey I can answer that question from my point of view. I am also against animal testing, but am pragmatic and would accept drugs if necessary. They are already tested - my accepting them will not really make a difference (well possibly to the profits of the drug company, but not enough of a difference to actually save any animals I suspect). If I were offered a choice of drugs though - one that had been tested on animals and one that had been tested some other way, I would of course choose the latter.

However even just vaguely disliking the thought of animal testing is enough reason to not give charitable money to actively make more of it happen. You are not being hypocritical even if you would accept the drugs, or if you eat meat or whatever. You just don't want your charitable giving to fund such a thing.

thegreatgatsby101 Fri 21-Mar-14 15:14:52

Oh and btw I fully understand the campaign and obviously support any donations given to the charity in question, I'm just shocked that people think 'I've been nominated! What do I do!'
It's a Facebook nomination fcs.

kinkytoes Fri 21-Mar-14 15:31:29

EverythingsDozy it's a fair question and yes if I or my family needed treatment we would no doubt accept it - what thecatneuterer said really.

What is needed is a rethink of testing as of now, for those who are interested the BUAV say this on the subject: www.buav.org/humane-science

Anyway, I was more disappointed not to be taking part in the photo thingy. Good to hear others have seen alternative charities mentioned - Macmillan is definitely one I'd support.

MaidOfStars Fri 21-Mar-14 15:55:18

one that had been tested on animals and one that had been tested some other way, I would of course choose the latter

Really? You'd ingest a chemical that has unknown effects in the context of the physiology of a whole organism?

thecatneuterer Fri 21-Mar-14 15:59:18

MaidOfStars - yes I would. And there are other ways of testing and really more funding is needed into these. However I really don't want to get into a bunfight about animal testing.

itsmeitscathy Fri 21-Mar-14 18:26:42

It's ovarian cancer awareness month, - if you want to get involved post the common signs of the disease with your selfie.

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