I've been trying to find a straight answer to this for about a year now. I've heard some disturbing stories about how March of Dimes uses horribly cruel animal experiments in their research (the details of which I won't mention here). However, most of the sites I find these allegations on are related to PETA in some way (the others seem to be just free user created sites). Now, I typically don't trust PETA as far as I can throw them, but looking at these claims, I'd actually like some proof that March of Dimes doesn't do this before donating to them again (my workplace does that plushie drive every year). Does anyone know of a non-PETA site that can either confirm or deny these claims once and for all?