Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Animal Testing is Ok

March 14, 2012

Dear Mr. President,

            My name is Henderson. I am a student at Parkway West Middle school, and I am writing to you today to share my thoughts about animal testing.

            I became interested in this issue because my class mates and I had to write about a hot topic. I thought it was interesting.

                This is not a big issue. It becomes an issue when animals become extinct, and we're still testing those animals. The reality is, animal testing helps develop vaccines for illnesses like smallpox. Animals are used to test products ranging from shampoo to cancer drugs. This shows that animal testing is helpful and scientist do not test for no reason, but for problems such as cancer.

            If we can't test animals, what will we test? We shouldn't test humans because there are animals just like us. Some people think that testing is painful to the animals and unnecessary. They say animal experimentation involves incarceration of animals, and causes poisoning, mutilation, diseases, and killing of animals. Some, but not all, is true. Yes, animals are poisoned, killed, and infected with diseases, but they don't feel much pain if they do at all. What these people don't get is that millions of lives are saved because of a drug or new surgery from testing. This proves that we need to continue with testing.

            I wrote this because I want you to tell people to stop harassing scientists and let do what they do best, save lives. I also would like to thank you for listening to what I had to say.



Parkway West Middle

St. Louis, MO


Lauren Kelly
Parkway West Middle
8th Grade Communication Arts

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