The Cosmetic Industry Has An Annual Revenue Of Over Fifty Billion Dollars

1238 Words May 6th, 2016 5 Pages
Do you purchase cosmetic products, including personal hygiene products, such as shampoo, lotion, deodorants and makeup? The answer is probably yes, because as Americans the mandate to consume is encouraged ad nauseum, coupled with statements that say something is “new and improved”. Nevertheless, there many reasons why these seemingly small things, have a big impact. The cosmetic industry has an annual revenue of over fifty billion dollars a year. But, by buying these products you may be paying for the torture and mutilation of animals. There is a conspiracy going on within the companies to hide the truth behind all these new products and the government has mostly turned their back to the issues.
Beginning with a brief history of animal testing. It has only been around since the turn of the century and is still a relatively new concept, given that most scientific methods took hundreds of years to be accepted. It can into use after an incident where a woman 's personal use of a mascara left her permanently blind. In a midst of widespread panic the U.S., the European Union, and, Great Britain passed act to allow animal testing to be performed. After, many years Britain has since outlawed all practices of cosmetics related animal testing in 1998. Followed by the E.U. with an intended ban on animal testing for cosmetics to be performed by 2009. Citing the facts that the key ingredients in cosmetics formulations active ingredients have already tested on animals, approved for…

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