Nearly 22,000 cats and thousands of dogs are abused in Canadian laboratories every year—in addition to the tens of thousands who are killed and sold to schools for cruel and crude classroom dissections. These cats and dogs are just as deserving of fulfilling lives and loving homes as the feline companions who purr on our laps and mans best friend who lead the blind and offer unconditional love. Indeed, thousands of the cats and dogs who end up in laboratories or in classrooms are homeless animals who were betrayed by animal shelters. Millions of cats and dogs undergo terrible painful brain surgeries and electrical shocks, this is called VIVISECTION. We may not be able to stop all animal testing yet, but we can at least stop the testing on our potential family members. Cats and dogs are our family, we care for them, we bathe them, we clothe them, we take them to the vet when they are sick, we have specially designed pet stores for them, so why do we stand by while they are suffering?
Animal studies teach us nothing about the health of humans because animals of different species absorb, metabolize, and eliminate substances differently from humans. The truth is that testing on animals is bad science: It's unreliable and unnecessary.