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We advocate on all animal protection and exploitation issues, including experimentation, factory farming, rodeos, breeders and traveling animal acts.

Animal Defenders of Westchester
P.O. Box 205
Yonkers, NY 10704

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Stop Laboratory Testing on Animals

Avoid products that use animal testing

PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL NEWS, NOV. 12, 2002

Recently, Americans were shocked and sickened to see horrific video footage of chemical experiments inflicted on dogs by al-Qaida terrorists; yet identical experiments are routinely done in this country daily, by manufacturers of most personal care products.

Unless you see a 'No Animal Testing' label on your detergent, it was poured into a dog's eyes before being placed on the store shelf; your deodorant was poured into open wounds on dogs, guinea pigs and other living, breathing non-human animals who feel pain and fear identical to human animals. Some manufacturers will state these tests are required by the Food and Drug Administration; they are not. This testing occurs solely to limit product liability and lawsuits.

Please request cruelty-free items be stocked at your local supermarkets if they aren't there now. They are easily available at health-food stores. We can get the internet on a cell-phone now; technology exists to replace archaic animal testing. If you continue using products without such a sticker, know that a lonely dog in a lab has been choked with aerosols, tortured and maimed repeatedly to bring the product to you. For further information, please visit www.pcrm.org .

Kiley Blackman

Yonkers

The writer is spokesperson,
Animal Defenders of Westchester


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