A Stand Against Animal Testing

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Let me start by telling you a little about animal rights. This is a movement that intends to protect all animals from being exploited and abused by humans. Do you know how many animals’ rights are violated each year? According to a 2002 study by the United States Drug Administration, about 1.5 million animals including dogs, cats, primates, sheep, guinea pigs, hamsters, pigs, rabbits, etc. were used for testing in that year alone. And this number does not even include experiments on rats, birds and mice because the government does not require the companies to report those tests. Mice, rats and birds make up 90% of the animals in an average lab; imagine the total number of animals used in laboratory research. That is a lot. Unfortunately, the number of animals tested continues to increase every year at an alarming rate. During these tests, millions of animals are blinded, poisoned or even killed each year. We cannot let this fate occur to the defenseless creatures! Would you like this to happen to your pet? Animal experimenting is cruel, harmful and inhumane; it is now and it always will be. What can you do to help? First of all you can read about groups such as PETA. PETA, which stands for PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TRATMENT OF ANIMALS provides a long list of companies, which experiment on animals; you can also find a list of companies, which are animal safe. Remember do NOT buy products from those companies that abuse animal rights. You would be surprised by how many products are tested on poor little creatures. When I finished reading the list, I was shocked and ashamed since I have used several of these brands. Some include: Axe, Colgate, Aveeno. Coppertone, Neutrogena even designer brands like Dolce and Gabbana. In conclusion, I hope you can see how many animals have been needlessly hurt by the unnecessary practice of animal testing. Please

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