erin f. Wisconsin

Stop Animal Testing

Animal testing should not be allowed in the US.

Dear future President,

100 million mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish, and birds are killed every year due to medical testing. This isn’t right. These are all animals that we call pets. Try to think about your cat or dog being locked up in those cages; scared for their lives. We need your help to put an end to this.

This is just plain inhumane. These animals live in dirty cages that are rarely cleaned, and sometimes in dark rooms. They are often starved of food and water for days at a time. Other times, they force the animals to keep eating. These animals live like this their whole short lives until they die. These poor animals never get to live to normal life of a pet. Most dogs, cats, fish, guinea pigs, hamsters, etc. get to spend their lives in a child’s bedroom, or with the family. But these pets get no care, grooming, affection or anything. Does this sound ok?

Nobody should be allowed to make animals suffer. According to, almost 90,000 primates, rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters suffered in severe pain from experiments in which they were given no pain medicine to relieve or stop the pain. Scientists give animals burns and scratches to learn more about how animals heal. The scientists also do eye testing. They use stocks to hold rabbits down and use clips to hold their eyes open so that they cannot blink away the products. This sometimes happens for multiple DAYS straight.

These experiments are very expensive. In addition, many times they fail or don’t go as planned. In a result of that, many animals die for no reason except a failed experiment. At that point, scientists are wasting our country's money and the lives of all these poor animals. Gallup says that using human tissue and even computer technology is proved to work just as well if not better for these experiments that take the lives of animals.

Future president, we need your help to save these animals. They can’t fight for themselves, that’s our job. We need to do something to stop this abuse and cruelty towards our animals. So be thankful next time you open your bottle of medication. Because most likely, too many animals died for this.


Erin F.