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Originally Posted: February 5, 2012
Tell the Susan G. Komen Foundation to Cut Out Animal Research.
Sign an online petition:
And/or better yet, make direct contact:
Eric P. Winer, M.D.
Susan G. Komen Foundation
5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75244
phone (877) GO KOMEN (877) 465-6636
online contact form: http://ww5.komen.org/Contact.aspx
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
Every 12 minutes, a woman in America succumbs to breast cancer, but the Susan G. Komen Foundation continues to waste funds on cruel, outdated, and unreliable animal tests as the clock ticks on cancer patients' lives. Doing nothing that will actually help in a real "Race for the Cure," the Susan G. Komen Foundation has instead focused its time and your money on infecting mice and rats with breast cancer.
In one recent experiment, mice were injected with cancer cells and forced to grow huge tumors. The "lucky" ones were bombarded with radiation and infected with modified herpes. Others received no treatment at all. Their blood was collected by jabbing needles directly under their eyes, which causes blood vessels to rupture and other deadly complications. The mice were then killed when their tumors grew to a certain size. In other experiments, rats were killed so that their mammary glands and fat could be removed and studied.
These tests are extremely cruel to mice and rats—who, like all animals, experience pain and anguish—and the tests are also completely inaccurate because of the vast physiological variations between species. Please support humane breast cancer charities, such as the Avon Foundation, which channels its funds into prevention, community-based organizations, and cutting-edge clinical research.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!