Bob and Charlee Moore, the founders of Bob’s Red Mill, have issued a statement on the Bob’s Red Mill blog regarding their $25 million donation to Oregon Health & Science University.
Bob Moore states that the donation will NOT go toward funding animal research.
A statement from Mark A. Richardson, M.D., M.B.A., Dean of the OHSU School of Medicine also addresses the issue of the Moore’s philanthropic donation. Of this, he says, “We will honor the intent of their gift explicitly.”
That means this donation will NOT go toward funding animal testing at OHSU, and that in their quest to study childhood obesity, they will NOT take to their laboratories to research on animals.
The major discussion about this donation is still—why OHSU?
I believe we can all appreciate the Moore's goal with their donation, but what a lot of us do not understand is why an institution with such cruel practices was chosen. So I ask you, TDIV readers, what’s your opinion?
See also: The Informed Vegan's take on the statement.
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