Ban Animal Testing for Cosmetics

Ban Animal Testing for Cosmetics

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Every year due to cosmetic testing, approximately 100,000 to 200,000 animals including “rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats and mice” die and suffer from animal cruelty, according to Humane Society International ,(2019). These animals are treated in a foul way and are not under any circumstances given any pain killers to help with their enduring pain; doing so can effect the experiment, (Humane Society International, 2019). These tests leave the defenseless animals distressed and defected; causing: “blindness, swollen eyes, sore bleeding skin, internal bleeding and organ damage”, and afterwards, they may be killed by neck breaking or asphyxiation, according to Humane Society International, (2019).
Many companies to progress and compete with other makeup lines, create new ingredients to enhance their product. Their new ingredients has to undergo severe and several tests to insure public safety, primarily because it’s “new”. As technology advances “non-animal” tests have been created to avoid animal testing, however, according to Humane Society International, (2019), “non-animal” test methods are not “available yet for every single test area that needs to be performed for new ingredients and haven’t been set as a priority; no measures have been done to continue making progress with these tests. Companies like Estée Lauder, L’Oreal, Benefit, Lancôme, Maybelline, and so forth according to Cruelty-FreeKitty,(2019) sell their products where animal cruelty is legal such as China, and that the only reason why they still aren’t cruelty free it’s because it is legal there but they are still aware that they use animals for testing and obviously don’t care. Some companies claim that they are “cruelty free” when they are not since the FDA doesn’t regulate “cruelty-Free” packaging labels according to Peta(2019), Other companies such as LUSH and Paul Mitchell won’t sell their products in China until they change their law, (Humane Society International, 2019).
28 countries, such as The United States, Israel, India, New Zealand, Brazil, Australia etc, have banned animal cosmetic testing thanks to HSI’s #BeCrueltyFree campaign. Here is how companies can start making advances, instead of makeup companies using animals for testing they should invest their money in “non animal” testing tests by contacting scientists and researchers to help them and by trying to use the same existing ingredients that have been already tested and proven to be safe for public use.

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