Stop Animal Testing

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Every year, millions of rabbits, dogs, cats, and other animal are poisoned, burned and killed while being used as test subjects for toiletries, cosmetics, and skin care. These tests are designed to determine if a product is safe for use by humans. These tests include irritation or corrosion of the skin or eye, dermal sensitization, endocrine disruption and finding the median lethal dose

What are the alternatives to animal testing?

Many people might see animal testing as a necessary evil to ensure that the products that they use are safe and non-toxic. This could not be further from the truth. There is a list of over 5,000 ingredients that can be used in skin care products that have already been proven to be safe for humans. For new products and new combinations, there is a completely harmless testing process called in vitro testing that is a perfectly acceptable alternative.

 

What you might not know about animal testing.

There are many companies that do not test their products on animals during the production. This might make their products look cruelty-free, but this is not always the case. Many of these companies export their skin care products to countries, like China, that require mandatory animal testing on all products before they are imported.

 

 

1. It’s unethical.

It’s unethical to sentence 100 million thinking, feeling animals to live in a laboratory cage and intentionally cause them pain, loneliness, and fear.

 

2. It’s bad science.

The Food and Drug Administration reports that 92 out of every 100 drugs that pass animal tests fail in humans.

 

3. It’s wasteful.

Animal experiments prolong the suffering of people waiting for effective cures by misleading experimenters and squandering precious money, time, and resources that could have been spent on human-relevant research.

 

4. It’s archaic.

Forward-thinking scientists have developed humane, modern, and effective non-animal research methods, including human-based micro-dosing, in vitro technology, human-patient simulators, and sophisticated computer modeling, that are cheaper, faster, and more accurate than animal tests.

 

5. It’s unnecessary.

The world doesn’t need another eyeliner, hand soap, food ingredient, the drug for erectile dysfunction, or pesticide so badly that it should come at the expense of animals’ lives.

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