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National Day on Writing Project

March 21, 2012
By Thayne Lamb , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Ever wonder how your regularly used cosmetics or cleaning supplies got passed to be used in human society? The most common answer given by over 75% of America: Animal Testing.

Every year, millions of animals are poisoned, blinded, or killed in crude tests to evaluate toxicity levels of consumer's products, such as lipstick, disinfectant spray, shampoo, etc. Rats, mice, guinea pigs, rabbits and other animals are forced to swallow or inhale huge quantities of a test substance, only to endure the pain of a chemical eating away at themselves. And with at least 94% of the world's tests being done on animals, did you know that only 6% of testing is left to be done by humans!

Over 100,000 human deaths each year are caused by these products, only because the scientists think that if it is safe for this animal, it should be safe for humans.

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Thayne Lamb

Could you imagine your pet, being forced to swallow a large pill, or having to be stuck inhaling cleaning spray, only to make sure it is safe! The only harm you're doing is wasting away the life of an innocent animal! So stop the testing!

Fact Box

Four students from South Tama Middle School have been participating in the National Day on Writing through the AEA. Throughout this school year, the students will be working hard to complete various collaborative writing projects on a specific controversial topic. STC students are working with students from all over the state of Iowa by communicating by posting on a Wikispace. One of the writing projects was to create an editorial. The four students (Belle Tyynissmaa, Wyatt Hintermeister, Thayne Lamb, and McKenna Knock) were nominated by their literacy teachers. This is the last in the series which have appeared in The Chronicle and Tama News-Herald.



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