Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Cosmetic Testing Commentary

Monica Hunt
Commentary (1:15)
Cosmetic Testing on Animals

Millions of animals a year go through pain, death, and scars because cosmetic testing on animals. In 2013, cosmetic companies are still testing out their products, inhumanely on guinea pigs, rabbits, mice, and rats. These makeup and lotion products, being tested on rodents, cause blisters, burns, and excruciating pain for the creatures. An animal’s purpose in life shouldn’t be to test out the latest wrinkle cream.
An outdated testing system needs to be replaced. There are so many scientific advances that animal testing isn’t needed. Not only are the alternative testing methods humane, but also have great advantages. Using blood from human volunteers is a great alternative. Not only is the data more accurate, it will save thousands of animals. Instead of irritating an animal’s skin, there are artificial human skin to use for laboratory testing. More and more alternatives are being developed. Companies need to take a chance with alternative testing methods. Getting your product to be safe and reliable does not need to come with the price of thousands of tested animals.

1 comment:

  1. I like how you presented your case, your opinion and a possible solution to this horrible practice. Good Job!