Animal testing on cosmetics -- Why not ?

Why use products that have not been tested on animals ?

These experiments are horrific.
Estimates of the number of animals tortured and killed annually in U.S. laboratories vary widely but are in the millions. more info here


They are unnecessary

  • These experiments are scientifically unreliable in predicting effects in humans, studies show that because of vast physiological variations between species, human reactions to illnesses and drugs are completely different from those of other animals
  • Even if a product has blinded an animal, it can still be marketed to you. 
  • These tests are not required by law. 
  • There are many non-animal alternatives that offer a cheaper, quicker and more accurate solution.


There exist many alternatives
  • There exist many companies that don't test on animaly. So, it is realistic and possible not to test on animals, and still create products safe for human use. PETA's Shopping Guide for Caring Consumers
  • Many of the non-animal tests are actually better and more accurate than those on animaly, since they use replicas of human skin.


REMEMBER: if you're not a part of the solution, you are a part of the problem.
It is us, the consumers, who ultimately decide what is manufactured and sold by companies.

Boycott animal-tested cosmetics ! Be beautiful from the inside as well as on the outside !

Use these links for lists of companies that test or don't test. Or simply Google the company name, along with "animal testing", and you will see whether the company is cruelty-free or not.
PETA's Shopping Guide for Caring Consumers
http://www.caringconsumer.com/resources_companies.asp
http://ok.3bird.net/


Still not convinced ? Watch this video.








   Testing life-saving drugs on animals is a different matter, I won't go into that.
But millions of animals are unnecessarily tortured for luxury items... is this really necessary ?

 


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