Should Animal Testing Be Banned? Essay

1615 Words Nov 4th, 2014 null Page
Cosmetic testing on animals causes more harm than good because of the unnecessary pain inflicted towards the animal, increasing costs of animal testing, and the unreliable comparison between animals and humans. In my opinion, testing cosmetic products on animals is not a necessity. No animal should have to die because of volumizing mascara or coconut scented shampoo. Products used on the skin or near the eyes should logically already be safe and should not have dangerous ingredients in them that require testing. Europe, Canada, and even China have already banned animal testing for cosmetics and refuse to purchase products that continue to test on animals. The United States however, continues to use animal testing for cosmetics despite the growing protest. A few organizations have tried to ban animal testing for years, including the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS), The Human Society and the company, Beauty without Cruelty (BWC). “Animal welfare groups work to protect the safety and well-being of animals” (Watson). Each organization provides insight into the harmful effects cosmetic testing has on animals. Beauty without Cruelty is a natural product industry that provides cosmetics that have all natural ingredients and have never been tested on animals. The company was originally created in 1959, when it first invented and popularized the term, “Cruelty Free.” According to Geri Fennessey, in the article “Color…

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