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Save Breasts and Animals

Written by PETA | August 25, 2011

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 charities that are actually helping us get closer to a cure by funding cutting-edge, effective, non-animal research.

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.


Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • Marina says:

    I’m a seven-year breast cancer survivor, someone who once took high-dose birth control pills, consumed meat a few times a day, ate lots of processed foods and sugar, and inhaled second-hand smoke for the first nineteen years of my life. Lots of whammies there. I agree with Claudia. I went vegan in 1991, but wasn’t eating enough veggies—yes, folks, vegan cupcakes, etc. are yummy, but your body needs those green veggies, fruits, whole grains, and easily assimilated plant proteins like legumes, tempeh and tofu to stay healthy. I juice veggies and fruits and drink green smoothies, and I am cancer free. We know what causes cancer in the vast majority of cases—not genetics, but the foods we’re eating and all of the toxins in our environment. Not admitting this is big business for the corporations, as well as the medical field and drug industry. Kris Carr’s vegan “Crazy Sexy Cancer” diet and books have changed my life and my health for the better. Highly recommended:

  • Buddie says:

    In response to Vanessa: Save the PEOPLE

  • Deborah Reek says:

    As so many, I know women who have not survived, or who have survived by way of going through horrific experiences with drug treatment. I am also a tremendous believer in the fact that the experimentation of animals is NOT the answer to the problems suffered by humans, and/or there IS ALREADY, in the interest of ALL BEINGS, further experimentation on means to save human life without causing the deaths, sufferings, and malicious apathy shown animals in the death laboratories in existence today, not including those who believe as we, animals are NOT the answer! Thank you for your information as to which causes TO support, and which NOT TO SUPPORT – in respect for all life.

  • Lynda says:

    Thankyou for your article Michelle I am sorry for your loss,however applaud you on your stance. A cure for breast cancer would be wonderful, but not at the cost of torturing animals, everything and everyone has worth in this world of ours, we sometimes forget that.

  • Ana Ulisses says:

    please stop barbary!

  • claudia bordin says:

    I, too had invasive breast cancer. Once I educated myself about this autoimmune disease – I chose to opt OUT of chemo and radiation. I detoxified my body and greatly improved my immune system. It’s been 7 years and no signs of cancer! What the public does not know is that there already IS a cure for cancer, but it is VERY big business for the medical field and drug industry – so it is not in their best interest to “cure” people. A must-see DVD on this subject is “Healing Cancer From the Inside Out” It a comprehensive documentary about the business of cancer and part 2 is about people who have healed themselves from even stage 4 cancer! I would never have believed this if I had not gone through cancer myself and experienced the business first hand. Many who have been diagnosed after me are now dead. I am living proof there is another way and it is also not supporting the use of animals in research. You are the best and only advocate for your body!

  • Laura says:

    PLEASE… No more experimenting on animals!!!! I never support any cause or Company that does!!

  • Jennifer Méndez Covarrubias says:

    Im really sorry about this desease, i had love ones who died by it, but animals feel the same that we do, so we should show some respect, they make our world beautiful.

  • vanessa says:

    save the animals.