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When women put on their makeup, they often do not realize that in most cases, the assurance of that product’s safety comes at the price of an animal’s life. Many big beauty or medical brands test on living animals to determined whether or not the products are considered to be safe for human use. Many people think it is necessary to test these potentially harmful substances on animals in order to assure product safety. However, recent research has shown that there are more cost effective and reliable alternative methods from pro-animal testing businesses to use to better ensure safety of both animals and humans. Many organizations, like PETA for example, have been working to educate society and put a stop to
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John Ericson from Newsweek magazine, offers several facts and statistics on the treatment involved with animal testing. Ericson states, “Over 25 million animals [are] used for research annually.” However, ninety-two percent of the products that were tested on lab animals and were considered safe to the animals, fail in human testing, due to the lack of internal and external similarities between laboratory animal and humans (Ericson). This being the case, animal testing proves to be an ineffective way to determine toxicity on drugs and other products. Additionally, animal testing proves not only to be a waste of animals’ lives, but an insufficient waste of time and money. Writer Kay Peggs from the Oxford Centre of Animal ethics states that, “worldwide the industry [of animal experimentation] is worth US$300 billion, with an anticipated rise to US$400 billion within three years.” (Peggs) With statistics such as this, it only seems logical to use more reliable alternatives to test products rather than animal …show more content…
Annamaria Bottini and Thomas Hartung, write in their article, “Food for Thought… on the Economics of Animal Testing,” of the top brands involved in animal testing. This provides those who do not support animal testing with the ability to be informed on which brands not to buy anymore to show their disapproval. The leading brands mentioned in this article, in order of the highest annual income include, L’Oréal, Avon, and Estée Lauder (Bottini, Hartung). Many Americans are not aware or do not think about their large corporation businesses as those who test their products on animals. Those who support animal rights are taking their mission very seriously to educate citizens worldwide on how many large scale brands test on animals. What many people do not know is that just because businesses discontinued or did not do animal testing in the past does not mean that they have continued the cruel behavior since. To be fully certain that companies do not test their products on animals, consumers who claim that they do not support animal testing can research and educate themselves on companies’ involved in these large scale

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