March 15, 2012
Dear Mr. President,
My name is Julia. I am a student at Parkway West Middle School, and I am writing to you today to share my thoughts about animal experimentation. I first became intrigued in this issue when I was young because I never really understood the reason for it.
First, according to the People's Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories (SNBL) had one experiment where monkeys were hooked into their cages with a metal tether through which ice-cold saline solution and other test compounds were endlessly dripped into their veins. Obviously, this illustrates how animals are treated cruelly in these experiments. In addition, the monkeys' tails were deformed from having cage doors slammed onto them. How is that not considered cruel?
Second, 92% of all drugs that are shown to be safe and effective in animal tests, fail in human clinical trials because they are dangerous, or they are simply not effective. So what's the point? It's not reasonable to test on animals! Clearly, this shows that animal tests are unreliable and unnecessary!
I hope you can help these poor animals by contacting various labs and companies such as Giorgio Armani, Maybelline, Cover Girl, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, and Playtex Corporation. Also, you can help by creating and supporting laws to protect the animals.
Thank you for your work and time!
Parkway West Middle School
St. Louis, Missouri
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