Just a quick word about animal testing

I don’t like it. I’m no scientist, but I do love animals. And humans. I don’t think that animals should be treated like commodities or experiments. I was reading this article about some research done by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and I ran into this:

“Second, the report did identify a number of chemicals which have been linked to breast cancer, many which are found in cigarette smoke, such as benzene and 1,3 butadiene. Other chemicals such as pesticides, BPA, phthalates and were reviewed and found to have “biological plausibility” for causing breast cancer, but because there had not been an authoritative review by a government body or because most of the research had been done in animals, the committee concluded further research was needed.”

First of all, that’s really scary and the research done by the Komen Foundation is going toward something really important.

Second of all, I thought animal testing existed to ensure human health and safety and all of that. However, this report states that they need further research because the tests were done on animals. So the tests were done in vain? This is all real sad to me.

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