Written by PETA
Watching my cherished grandmother suffer through
breast-cancer surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, then pass away, was the
hardest thing that I have ever gone through. I felt so helpless—then I became determined
to help find a cure.
For me, that meant participating in walks and other fundraisers for breast-cancer
are actually helping us get closer to a cure by funding cutting-edge, effective,
After decades and billions of dollars spent
tormenting and killing dogs, cats, monkeys, rabbits, mice, rats, and other
animals, we still have no cure for breast cancer.
Experiments on animals are unreliable because of the significant genetic,
cellular, and physiological differences between species. Former National Cancer
Institute Director Dr. Richard Klausner has stated, "The history of cancer
research has been the history of curing cancer in the mouse. We have cured mice
of cancer for decades, and it simply didn't work in humans."
While every 12 minutes in America, another woman
dies from breast cancer, organizations such as the Susan G. Komen Foundation
waste money on cruel, archaic animal experiments, and people are starting to
say "Enough." The Seattle Veg Singles
group was set to do a charity walk for Komen, but when the group learned that
the charity funds experiments on animals, it immediately canceled its plans.
If you want to help raise money for breast cancer
research, do women a favor by supporting one of the many charities that don't fund experiments on
animals, including the American Breast Cancer Foundation, the Keep A Breast Foundation
and the Breast
Cancer Fund. And let the Susan G. Komen
Foundation know that it won't be
getting a dime from you until it stops funding animal experiments.
by Michelle Sherrow
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