has penned a blog
where she states she will not be donating money from the Ice Bucket Challenge to the ALS Association because they test on animals. In a statement to the Daily Banter
, an ALSA spokesperson has responded:
Significant advances have been made in ALS and other neurological disorders such as Alzheimerís Disease and Parkinsonís Disease using model systems such as rodents, flies and worms to better understand disease mechanisms and to develop therapies. With advances in technology made possible through research funding from the ALS Association, different approaches to minimize the use of these model systems are being developed. Similar to organizations globally, the ALS...