Dear Mr. or Mrs. future president
There is an issue that has been lightly talked about, and that’s animal testing. It’s something that needs to be talked about and something needs to happen to make it to stop. Dogs, cats, and rabbits are being abused and tested on for products being sold. These animals are getting chemicals put on them that can burn them or who knows what else since the media doesn’t tell you that part of the testing on animals. Some animals are even getting skinned alive so the people can test on their fur while the animal dies slowly and very painfully. These animals don’t deserve to be tortured when all they do in their life is to be loyal to their owners and make people happy. There are many different things to do tests on instead of doing it on helpless animals.
“Imagine spending your entire life as a hospital patient or prisoner, and this will only begin to approximate the life of an animal in a laboratory. What happens to you can range from uncomfortable to agonizing to deadly—and you are helpless to defend yourself.” People wouldn’t want to live in a cage from the moment they are born to the moment they’ve had enough torture and just die. Being inside their entire life, never see the sun shining, fresh air, or to be able to live a normal life like any other person. But to be caged up their whole life and to only be let out of the cage to be held down so you can’t move at all and get needles put in you or chemicals put on you to see what the reaction would be. Then to have to go through that everyday and then some days the procedure being even worse than the day before.
Testing on animals isn’t the accurate either. Rats, dogs and cats have no relation to humans and they will react to human products differently than an actual human would if the tests were done on them. On the other hand monkeys and apes are also being tested on and they have almost the same reaction as humans would to the chemicals or whatever product that’s being tested. That’s still very inhuman to do to any animal. So even though monkeys could have the best outcome to the product for humans they still shouldn’t be tested on.
There should really be laws put in place to end animal testing. At the least there should be regulations for how the animals should be treated and how many test that can be done on them. Once the animal has no use to the laboratory the people can’t just let the animal back into the wild because it wouldn’t be able to defend itself so the only option for them is to be killed. Over 100 million animals are killed each year from testing and a lot of the testing is for cosmetic products. So for our beauty we do a very ugly thing to animals to look younger or to make our faces look completely different to look “pretty”.
In conclusion a lot of people hope this testing will end and that laws will be put in to regulate it because if this keeps up with killing over 100 million animals a year the human population will slowly put every animal into extension and else will be left but us.