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Letter: Plea to stop testing on animals

To the editor:

I’m a 12-year-old girl who is in social justice, which is an awareness group, and I recently heard about the new testing facility UBC is going to put on the Kelowna campus.

First of all, sadly, animals can’t speak but they should still have rights. Especially rights for going against testing on them.

So, why would you make a whole different disease that’s not the same as Parkinson’s and say that it’s helping to search for the cure for Parkinson’s? Also animals won’t react to the harsh diseases the same as humans will. Did you know that 85 per cent of things animals are tested for don’t work?

Animal testing involves breeding of hundreds to millions of animals per year. That is a huge problem because animal farming is the biggest cause for global warming.

It actually takes $3.2 million to pay for this testing facility. Where are you going to find that money if no one’s going to give the money to you?

Why do you think it is OK to put these animals in a situation like this such as putting them in small cages and torturing them and maybe killing them?

We need to use other technologies and other things instead of animals to find our cures.

 

 

Michaela Posella,

Kelowna

 

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