Sophie B. California

Animal Testing

Millions of animals are tested on each year in the United States and are brutally mistreated and killed. How can you, as president, help our country resolve this important issue?

Dear Future President,

Are you aware that over 100 million animals are tested on per year in the United States? In an article written by CBS News, the author states that “The use of animals in experiments at leading federally-funded labs has increased nearly 73 percent in the past 15 years." Familiar products such as, Clean and Clear, L’Oreal, MAC, Maybelline, Neutrogena and many more still continue to test their products on animals, even when some say they don’t. Animals such as bunnies, mice, rats, hamsters, cats and dogs are all used for testing of cosmetic and hair care products as well as chemicals, drugs and food. In the U.S., these animals are able to be shocked, burned, drowned, starved, injected with harmful and addictive drugs, and even receive direct brain damage. After the animal is put through these “tests”, they are not allowed to be treated with painkillers and are either thrown back into a cage to suffer and eventually die, or are killed immediately. 

Some people may believe it's safer to test on animals rather than humans because human lives matter more. Yet, animals don’t have a voice of their own to protect themselves, so they are easily taken advantage of by humanity. So though it may seem less harsh when animals are treated this way compared to these products being tested on humans, it creates the same pain that animals nor humans should ever have to endure.

Americans need to become aware of how animals are treated and abused throughout our country, especially our future president. There are many issues in our world today but animal testing and abusing is one of the largest because of helpless animals who have the right to live, yet are being brutally tortured for the benefit of humans. As president, I hope that you can become aware of these issues and help to educate our fellow Americans so we can work together to resolve the issue of animal testing. These animals do not deserve such cruel treatment and I hope that with your help we are able to work towards a change to better the lives of innocent animals.


Sophie Buffo 

Newbury Park High School

English 11IB period 2A

High school English IB course

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