Dear Next President,
I am a sophomore at Henry Sibley High School, and I would like to talk to you about animal testing and torturing. This is a huge problem in the U.S. and many other countries around the world and something needs to be done about it.
The testing of animals is cruel and dangerous. Many times small animals such as rats, mice, guinea pigs, frogs, hamsters, dogs, cats, and birds are used to study the effects of products used by humans. Such as makeup, vaseline, pet food, candy bars, and many chemicals found in household cleaning products.
According to PETA’s website there is an estimated 100 million animals involved in product testing worldwide each year. Those 100 million animals deserve a loving family and a much better life. In 2012, the NIH (National Institute of Health) provided nearly 30 billion dollars to scientists and labs who use animals to test new vaccines or other medical needs. This money could go into other ways of researching medicine, such as human volunteers or cell testing with petri dishes in the labs currently used for animal testing.
The stress that these poor animals are put through by daily getting poked, prodded, and observed for weeks on end could alter the animals thinking and actions, therefore changing the results of the experiment. These experiments must stop.
To solve this problem I want you to try to make laws on preventing scientists from performing tests on these innocent animals, and to create shelters for the animals that have been hurt by these experiments.