barry f. Maine

Animal Testing

Testing on animals is cruel and unnecessary

Dear President,

           How would you feel if your pet was put in a laboratory and was abused, burned, tortured everyday. Well that same horrible thing happens all the time with wild animals, animal testing is cruel and unnecessary and that is why you must put a stop to it immediately.

The animal welfare act doesn’t protect all the animals that are being tested. 95% of the animals being tested in labs aren’t covered by the animal welfare act. The animal welfare act covered 1,134,693 animals used for testing in 2010 which leaves 25 million animals uncovered by the animal welfare act. According to animal testing labs that use mice, rats, birds, reptiles, and amphibians are exempted from the minimal protections of the animal welfare act. Even animals protected by the animal welfare act can still be abused and tortured.

Animal testing can result in pain and even death. According to one test used on animals is the lethal dose 50 test which involves finding out what dose of chemical will kill 50% of animals being used for that experiment, the test made 97,123 animals suffer in 2010. According to this website over 100 million animals are burned crippled, poisoned, and abused in U.S. labs every year. some tests involves killing pregnant animals and testing their fetuses.

Not all drugs that pass animal tests work for human use, and other facts. According to 92% of drugs that pass in animal tests fail in human health trials. Animal testing can be really expensive. In animal testing it can be extremely easy to come to false conclusions. Animals and humans aren't biologically identical. not all animals react the same as other animals which can result in misleading research. Over 80% of the world still allows animal testing.

Animal testing may be useful for a lot of stuff like lipstick, deodorant, shampoo, and other body lotions. The testing is useful but we shouldn't be killing, torturing, and abusing animals just to smell and look good. Animal testing is cruel and unnecessary and YOU have the best chance of ending it in the USA, now are you just gonna be like an average american who doesn't care about animals or are you gonna be the president who puts a stop to animal testing in the USA.  


Barry Flynn