I started to put together a little blog about animal testing, after I received a lengthy email describing the plight of Beagles used in testing cosmetics and some medications. Up to 70,000 die each year in this cause, in the United States alone! You can read more here at the Beagle Freedom Project but I just couldn’t summarize all the horror.
BUT, what I can do, is give you a great list of cruelty free skincare, makeup and household free products. They’re made without animal testing.
But wait, isn’t animal testing necessary for OUR safety?
Not at all say experts. Animals are used because they’re cheap and it’s easy. Systems are already in place to use animals to test products. And the industry, happy to make HUGE profits, defends itself with cheesey advertising [propaganda] like this:
But from a scientific stance, animal testing doesn’t translate to people.
In addition to being cruel, these experiments are irrelevant to humans.
Studies published in prestigious medical journals have shown time and again that animal experimentation wastes lives—both animal and human—and precious resources by trying to infect animals with diseases that they would never normally contract. Fortunately, a wealth of cutting-edge non-animal research methodologies promises a brighter future for both animal and human health. The following are common statements supporting animal experimentation followed by the arguments against them. — Peta
Get a downloadable list from PETA
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