I’ll be honest, I did not know people did those kinds of things to animals or realize how many animals are hurt or killed because of testing. It really is cruel. When Tyler was talking about animals in cages so small that they can’t even stand up, it made me feel bad. I don’t know about everyone else but I know I wouldn’t be happy in a cage that I couldn’t stand up in. Just because we can’t understand animals does not mean they are not like us. They can feel things, too.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.