To the Editor: Student speaks against animal abuse
Written by Mary Grace Korducki   
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 09:43
I believe that we need to stop animal abuse and cruelty.
Some of the more serious effects of animal abuse can include: lack of trust in humans and other animals, physical ailments, and mental illnesses such as brain tumors. Sometimes the abuse inflicted can be so serious that it causes death.
Animal testing is one of the worst kinds of abuse. It severely injures animals, and even kills them. Companies that use animals as test subjects usually end up killing the animal after they are no longer needed. lists the following as companies and brands that use animal testing: L'oreal, Pantene, Aqua Fresh, Crest and Johnson&Johnson. Other types of animal abuse can include: dog fighting, fur farming, shock collars, puppy mills, continuous chaining outside, and neglect.
I have listed this information in hopes that you will help me stop animal abuse, which is growing more and more serious. One way you can help stop animal abuse is by raising money for animal charities like the Humane Society of the United States. Another way you can help prevent animal abuse is to not support brands that test on them. There are plenty of less costly brands that don't test their products on animals. A few more ways you can help prevent animal abuse are: going vegan, or vegetarian. You can also adopt a pet from your local shelter. Adopting an animal from your shelter will decrease your chance of buying a sick puppy from a puppy mill. Try shopping at pet stores that encourage adoption.
Animal abuse needs to be stopped. If not prevented it could impact the animal population greatly. I have already stopped using products and brands that are tested on animals. It's your turn to help ease the suffering and abuse of animals.

Mary Grace Korducki
6th grader at Montessori
School of Bowling Green

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