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  • Letters below should be shortened, succinct messages are usually better received; THREE, FOUR, FIVE, and SIX are relatively brief



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ONE | Vivisector

TWO | Facility

THREE | Transport

FOUR | CITES offense

FIVE | Directed to CITES

SIX | Replacing live animals with mannequin models

SEVEN | EU Marketing Ban on Animal-Tested Cosmetics




SAMPLE LETTER ONE | VIVISECTOR

To Whom It Concerns,

I am ashamed to be part of a species that objectifies animals, seen as commercial products to eat, wear, and exploit for entertainment and testing. However, of all the inherently cruel conditions humans inflict on animals, nothing is more destructive and immoral than vivisection, unparalleled in both its cruel intent and apathetic nature. To subject animals to unnatural medical conditions and practices for the purpose of theorizing potential human treatments is not only scientifically illegitimate but it is also fundamentally inhumane. As a means of fostering social validation, vivisectors consistently promote the idea that animals are responsible for producing lifesaving equipment and treatments and that those who are against vivisection are opposed to medical advancements. That illogic would be laughable if millions of animals were not tortured to support such. Indeed, to grant animals the power to cure and prevent disease while experimenting on those same animals is a contradiction in both practice and thought. With respect to such idiotic assertions, when do you establish the innately flawed practice of animal experimentation as the fault when people die as the result of unpredicted drug reactions?

From a pragmatic standpoint, if we could adequately determine the effects of drugs using animals in general, then, as I see it, human trials would be completely unnecessary. Therefore, if we acknowledge that data from animal testing cannot be extrapolated to humans, as demonstrated by the need for human testing trials prior to a general administration of drugs, then why are animals used at all? To determine a general idea relative to safety of them? If animals cannot be used to predict a human outcome in general, then how can they be used to predict safety? It’s a ridiculous premise, one on which you place the lives of humans and the death of animals with a publicity machine using deceptive statements and misleading assertions fabricated by unscrupulous “scientists” to garner social approval. Indeed, to establish your legitimacy, you constantly promote the idea that those opposed to animal testing are supportive of human suffering. What an insidious remark, effective in its subtlety to gain public endorsement while at the same time fostering a hatred towards anti-vivisectionists, labeling us as misanthropists. I can assure you, I am neither ethically challenged nor stupid: your false assertions are nothing but pathetic attempts to rationalize a morally deficient industry where you capitalize on the fear of people and exploitation of animals.

Allow me but another moment to correct your disclaimers that animals are treated well, absent suffering and pain. The arrogance of such proclamations is astounding. Humans are unable to adequately describe pain in other species other than to accept its existence; to attempt such is based on pure conjecture and open to interpretation. Furthermore, tens of thousands of animals are deliberately denied pain relief while in obvious states of such, the theory being that introducing pain relief would compromise testing results. How can you honestly submit that introducing diseases to animals, subjecting them to pain, suffering, and agony, denying them companionship and comfort, and imprisoning them for life as done from a position of caring? Your claims are nothing but disingenuous rhetoric meant to deceive unknowing people: if you honestly cared about the well-being of animals, you would adamantly oppose vivisection.

Animal experimentation is unnecessary, unjustified, and unprincipled, its only function to financially benefit those who exploit animals; you are not invisible and your actions are indefensible. Animals have rights to live free from pain and suffering regardless of your objections to acknowledge such, and as long as you profit on the torture of animals, complicit in their abuse and death, I will continue campaigning on their behalf.

NAME|ADDRESS|COUNTRY



SAMPLE LETTER TWO | FACILITY

To Whom It Concerns,

I have just learned that you have been contracted to build an animal experimentation laboratory, and I am writing to request you reject this project. You should be aware that, despite any solicitous remarks made to facilitate societal endorsement of vivisection, it is fundamentally cruel and unethical, and the existence of non-lethal alternatives makes vivisection not only inhumane but also archaic.

Please allow me this opportunity to elaborate. Those of us who share the ethical belief that non-human animals have inherent rights, including lives free from human-manufactured exploitation and suffering, choose to expose the industry that disregards this most basic moral tenet. Any attempt at validation using conciliatory rhetoric meant to solicit forgiveness and support is not only repugnant, it is also blatantly false, lies perpetrated by an industry accustomed to spin and dependent upon the, at times intentional, misinterpretation by consumers to foster approval. To disregard this unambiguous cruelty as necessary is nothing but an employ of disingenuous industry lingo, an example of the distortion advocated as care and concern. However, we who recognize the deceptive nature of such promotion understand the reality: those who actually care for animals do not imprison them and expose them to disease and experimentation; those who actually concern themselves with animals would never subject them to pain, suffering, and agony and the denial of companionship and comfort.

From a pragmatic standpoint, if we could adequately determine the effects of drugs using animals in general then human trials would be unnecessary, a costly redundancy of testing protocols. Therefore, if we acknowledge that data from animal testing cannot be extrapolated to humans, as demonstrated by the need for human testing trials prior to a general administration of drugs, then why are animals used at all? To determine a general idea relative to safety of them? If animals cannot be used to predict a human outcome in general, then how can they be used to predict safety? It’s a ridiculous premise, one on which vivisectors place the lives of human animals and the death of non-human animals with a publicity machine using deceptive statements and misleading assertions fabricated by unscrupulous “scientists” to garner social approval. Indeed, to establish legitimacy, they constantly promote the idea that those opposed to animal testing are supportive of human suffering. What an insidious remark, effective in its subtlety to gain public endorsement while at the same time fostering a hatred towards anti-vivisectionists, labeling us as misanthropists. I can assure you, I am neither ethically challenged nor stupid: these false assertions are nothing but pathetic attempts to rationalize a morally deficient industry where they capitalize on the fear of people and exploitation of animals.

Animal experimentation is unnecessary, unjustified, and unprincipled, its only function to financially benefit those who exploit animals. Animals have rights to live free from pain and suffering regardless of objections to acknowledge such; I therefore hope this message finds you willing to examine and subsequently change your potential complicity in their abuse and death.

Thank you for your attention and consideration.

NAME|ADDRESS|COUNTRY



SAMPLE MESSAGE THREE | TRANSPORT

Dear [ ]

I am extremely disturbed to learn the cruelty inflicted on primates as captured, imprisoned, and exported by [ ] for research, the efficacy of which is unproven, demonstrably cost-prohibitive, and lethal, not only on non-human animals, but also on human animals.  These experiments subject these sentient animals to enormous suffering and pain, and I respectfully request that you immediately cease your participation in such an unethical practice.

Animals are sentient beings, capable of thought and emotion, including love and suffering.   I plea with you to acknowledge this important condition that both humans and non-humans share.  We must teach our children respect for, and empathy towards, animals, for our children are undeserving of this cruel legacy whereby animals are exploited and suffered for human greed and egotistical motive, which only fosters the dangerous premise of acceptable suffering against all animals, human and non-.  Please consider my request, immediately cease causing harm to these inquisitive and intelligent animals by discontinuing your participation in the testing business. Many other international companies have already made the decision to stop the transportation of animals for such unethical practices, and I hope you, too, make the similar decision.

NAME|ADDRESS|COUNTRY



SAMPLE MESSAGE FOUR | CITES OFFENSE

To Whom It Concerns,

I was shocked to learn the cruelty inflicted on long-tailed and pig-tailed macaques as exported by {     } for research, the efficacy of which is questionable at best, and lethal at worst.  These experiments subject the macaques to enormous suffering and pain; we must not allow for such exploitation to continue.

Furthermore, it has come to my attention that Indonesia is failing to comply with CITES regulations, and has clearly demonstrated a lack of conformity to CITES standards as established by CITES investigators.  Because of the gross misrepresentation {    } has committed, I respectfully ask that {     } place an immediate ban on on the capture, breeding, and export of long-tailed and pig-tailed macaques, not just until such a time when commitment to regulations can be reestablished, but permanently.

Animals are sentient beings, capable of thought and emotion, including love and suffering.  Prior to subjecting any animal, not just the beautiful macaques, to any exploitation, I plead with your country to acknowledge this important condition that both humans and non-humans share.  We must teach our children respect for, and empathy towards, animals, for our children are undeserving of this cruel legacy whereby animals are exploited and suffered for human greed and egotistical motive.  Please, consider my plea, immediately cease causing harm to the macaques, and implement animal research and testing alternatives, which have proven superior to unreliable animal models.

NAME|ADDRESS|COUNTRY



SAMPLE LETTER FIVE | To CITES

Dear CITES Secretariat,

It has come to my attention that Indonesia has failed to comply with CITES standards and has demonstrated a grievous attitude regarding CITES regulations; specifically, Indonesia has been exporting long-tailed and pig-tailed macaques and other primates for research purposes.  Indeed, it has been determined that Indonesia has been exporting primates illegally and has been a contributor to the illicit primate trade.

The destination for the primates is an endless period of pain and suffering; these sentient beings are subjected to cruel and barbaric experiments, including surgical maiming and modified diets that promote heart disease, wasting, and death.  Prior to this cruel fate these animals are exposed to dirty, diseased, cramped, and immobilizing conditions en route to laboratories in the US and Japan, and it is our moral and obligatory duty as responsible and empathetic citizens to expose this cruelty and effect an immediate cease to this illegal activity.  As such, I implore upon you to thoroughly investigate Indonesia’s primate trade and suspend its membership until the conclusion of such an investigation.

NAME|ADDRESS|COUNTRY




SAMPLE LETTER SIX | Replacing live animals with mannequin models

Dear [ ],

I am disturbed after discovering that live [sheep, pigs, rabbits, cats] are subjected to mutilating experiments and killed in [location] Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) courses, a practice that inflicts immense suffering upon them.  These animals are marvelously intelligent and sentient beings, capable of thought, love, pain, and fear, and to expose them to this archaic method of training is alarming.   In a recently-conducted survey, it has been determined that in greater than 95% of similar programs, the TraumaMan System has been utilized (PCRM).  The TraumaMan System has been proven a superior model to the live animal “model”, and I fear any student not trained on the most advanced method will have a diminished learning experience. This should be concerning to any potential patient.

Additionally, since animals cannot be substituted for human beings, subjecting them to this exploitive process reflects a blatant disregard for life; how can we teach our future medical professionals ethics while enforcing a course that maims and kills live, sentient beings?  This represents a conflict of interest as well as a contradiction in both morals and actions: if non-human animals are deemed similar enough to humans physiologically, then you must acknowledge that, as sentient beings, they should not be exploited and killed either.  Any other conclusion would be considered a discord and would serve as a detriment to the learning process, especially in such a critical field of study.

It would be regrettable not being able to recommend your fine institution; however, because I value the most sophisticated and innovative learning techniques, it would be remiss of me to consider [location] based on your reliance of such an obsolete method of study. As such, I respectfully ask that you please accept the superior method of study, the TraumaMan System, for your university and students, and make yours an institution of credibility and honor.

I know that your time is limited, and I want to thank you for your attention and consideration.

NAME|ADDRESS




SAMPLE LETTER SEVEN | EU Marketing Ban on Animal-Tested Cosmetics, courtesy Uncaged

Dear[name of MEP]

EU Marketing Ban on Animal-Tested Cosmetics

Back in 2003, the European Union passed the 7th Amendment to the Cosmetics Directive,which requires that cosmetics containing ingredients tested on animals must be banned from sale in the EU in 2013. Importantly, the Commission stated in a report the following year that this ban will be introduced “irrespective of the availability of alternative non-animal tests”.

However, I am extremely concerned that the European Commission appears to be reneging on this stance, which was agreed by all EU institutions, and is instead paving the way for a delay in the ban as a result of pressure from cosmetics companies who continue to conduct animal tests outside the EU. The unconditional nature of the ban is of enormous ethical and democratic significance. It reflects the view of the majority of European citizens who, as I, do not wish to purchase cosmetics containing ingredients tested on animals because we believe that the development of new cosmetics does not justify the suffering caused.

A You Gov poll conducted for Uncaged found 60% of the public believe that animal-tested cosmetics should be banned, with only 14% disagreeing. It is crucial to understand that this is not a safety issue because animal testing for cosmetics is driven by the requirement to test new-to-the-world chemicals. Therefore, companies can continue to ensure the safety of their cosmetics products by utilising the thousands of existing ingredients, which have already been tested.

I strongly believe that the ethical principle that it is wrong to inflict pain and suffering onanimals for trivial and unnecessary purposes must underpin the EU approach to the Cosmetics Directive if the EU is to retain moral and democratic legitimacy. Fundamentally, this is a social justice issue rather than a technical one. Furthermore, a delay in the 2013 ban would also remove a key incentive for industry to invest in and develop non-animal alternatives to all toxicity tests, thereby undermining not only animal welfare but human health, given the scientific weaknesses in animal test methods. I am also concerned that the Cosmetics Products Regulation, which has superceded the Directive, fails to stipulate public access to the animal testing aspect of mandatory product information files. I believe that such openness is essential to allow the public to make informed choices about which cosmetics to purchase. I would be very grateful if you could let me know if you can support my stance on this matter and what action you can take to defend the 2013 marketing ban and ensure public access to animal testing product information.

Yours sincerely,



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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Sarah permalink
    July 3, 2010 1:25 pm

    This is absolutley disgusting………… These poor animals suffering 😦 Just isnt right totally support the right for these animals to live in peace instead of pain……………………………

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  2. Carole Binney permalink
    July 10, 2010 1:48 pm

    I can hardly stand to look at the pictures. What kind of human being does this horror to other sentient, living creatures. It is horrific.

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  3. gerry colombo permalink
    February 7, 2011 6:32 pm

    this animal experimenting is going to be stoped and all those who par-take in this out dated injustice too animals will soon be brought to the light,and shamed .take this statement lightly and you will be shamed to the point of being banned from comunitys across the states.we will no longer tolerate your arrogance and disscusting behavoir ,

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