Dear President, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." --Gandhi
Have you ever considered how many animals suffer in laboratories? Each year, over 100 million animals are killed in U.S. labs for cosmetic testing, medical testing and drug testing. The truth us, the animals that die the earliest are the lucky ones. Most of the animals undergo torture you would not believe exists. Some of those animals have their skulls sliced open, some have their skin burned off, some are forced to inhale toxic fumes, and the list just goes on. To make it worse, once they have undergone this horrific treatment, they are confined to barren cages in which they quickly become psychologically traumatized. The fact is, we gain nothing from testing on these helpless animals. The experiments do not contribute to human health. Because animals differ so much biologically to human beings, we can’t come out with useful results. Therefore, animal testing is a waste of time. By continuing with animal testing, we are achieving nothing. In fact, all we are doing is wasting time, money and innocent lives. Some scientists have said themselves that testing needs to be done on humans in order to understand whether or not it is harmful or useful. 92% of drugs tested on animals do not make it through the human clinical trials. So why do we continue to take away lives?
Technology is advancing all the time and yet somehow, we can’t move forward as far as humanity is concerned. By banning animal testing, you will certainly receive a great amount of respect from us, the public.
Please end animal testing for good.