Millions of animals around the world are killed, poisoned or suffer hideous injuries every year as a result of product testing. Rabbits, dogs, monkeys, rats, mice, and other animals are caged and tortured in the name of beauty.
Animal testing on health and beauty products, as well as cleaning chemicals, is so prevalent today that most households will have products tested on animals in their homes without knowing.
How do they test products on animals?
Cosmetic testing usually involves chemicals or products being dripped into an animal’s eyes or rubbed onto their skin, or force feeding an animal chemicals over a period of time.
This can cause swollen eyes or mouths, ulcers, blisters infections, irritations, bleeding skin, internal bleeding, pain, organ failure discomfort and even death. These animals live their lives in laboratories being poked, prodded and poisoned, with no access to sunlight and fresh air.
Why do companies test on animals?
Some countries, like China, require the end product to be tested on animals before they can be put on the market. All products sold in China have been tested on animals, even if the company does not test the ingredients and is otherwise opposed to testing on animals, if they want to sell in China, the finished product is required by law to have been tested on animals.
Companies are always looking for something new, so they develop and use new ingredients. Obviously new ingredients have no safety data, so to satisfy the regulators these ingredients need to be tested (usually on animals).
“The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.”
― Arthur Schopenhauer,
*denotes companies who choose to sell products in countries that require finished product to be animal tested