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Animal Testing for Cancer

Cancer is no joke. It’s the second most common killer in the U.S. (after heart disease), its origins often unknown. It can grow silently, undetected until there’s little hope of escaping its fatal grip. There’s a bit of an irony then that most cancer research organizations test possible cures on innocent animals, inflicting the type of insufferable pain we ourselves are trying to avoid. According to the American Anti-Vivisection Society, rats and mice are the most common victims:

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