We Must Eliminate Animal Testing for Cosmetics Essay

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We Must Eliminate Animal Testing for Cosmetics

Jane goes to work everyday at an animal-testing lab. She pours liquids used in eyeliner into the eyes of numerous albino rabbits. The rabbits' eyes are held open with clips so that for the 72 hour test period, the rabbits can't even blink. The rabbits' bodies are in a box so that only their head protrudes. Jane watches the rabbits and records how the rabbits’ eyes react. She observes as the rabbits’ eyes bleed intensely. Some eyes become extremely deteriorated, and some rabbits even become blind due to the toxicity of the liquid being tested. As she walks down the line writing down what each rabbit's reaction is, Jane notices many rabbits have broken their own necks trying to escape the
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There are many alternatives to testing on live animals in today’s world.

Animal testing is often not the most accurate method of testing. The results from many tests differ from laboratory to laboratory, and animal to animal. Whether the product was proven to be safe or not is often times questionable ("Product…"). It is true that many rabbits are bred so that their genetic makeup is nearly identical. However, often times this is not a very good strategy because the genetic makeup of every human is different.

Companies who do not animal test can still be on the top of the world of cosmetics. The Body Shop, Avon and Estee Lauder are just three of the 500 companies who are cruelty free ("Product…", "What…"). Most of these manufacturers are still competing against many companies, who do animal tests, for the top spots in the world of cosmetics. Many people argue that the animal testing companies got where they are today by animal testing. This may be true, but in years past, there were not as many alternatives to animal testing as there are today.

The creation of a new product, should not cause animals to suffer and die. Because humans want a new lip color or a new type of eyeliner, does not mean that numerous animals should be immensely tortured and at times to death. Many argue that in order to ensure the safety

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