Decades after the "War on Cancer" was launched, we still have no cure for breast cancer. And the billions of dollars spent on cruel and ineffective research on monkeys, rats, mice, rabbits, cats, dogs, and other animals, who often suffer and die, have not identified the causes of breast cancer or a treatment. The use of animals for breast cancer research is unreliable because of animals' significant genetic, cellular, and physiological differences from humans. 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." Animals continue to suffer and die as a result of these useless experiments, and the misleading results can pose real risks to human health.Humane, non-animal research is being conducted by compassionate organizations that focus on how breast cancer starts in women's bodies and on identifying ways to combat the genetic and environmental factors that increase the risk of developing breast cancer. Through the "Breasts, Not Animal Tests" campaign, PETA has teamed up with Keep A Breast to help raise awareness of this horrible disease and the unnecessary cruelty involved in animal-based research. While some researchers and charities are leading the way toward more ethical, more effective, and human-centered research, some health charities continue to fund cruel animal experiments. Please take a minute to send just a single e-mail that will go to the executives of the organizations that fund animal research. Ask them to stop funding animal experiments and to support scientifically sound and humane research that can stop breast cancer before it starts. Putting your subject line and letter into your own words will help to draw attention to your e-mail.
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]