Monday, November 15, 2010
Animal Testing: Did You Know…?
Pretty much everyone knows that medicine and cosmetics are tested on animals. But did you know that pet food, household products or tobacco are tested on animals too?
These are only examples of the many unexpected products that are tested on animals. Is it really necessary to test these products on animals?
No, and it is even harder to defend animal testing on these products than it is to defend animal testing of medicine.
Anyway, household products and tobacco are not necessary to survive (even if the tobacco companies would certainly be more than happy to give that picture that tobacco is good for health and will make you live longer), so it can’t be argued either that animal testing and research is absolutely necessary for the survival of certain persons.
Furthermore, even if all new household products, pet food and tobacco brands should be tested on animals for some reason, do we really need new products?
Can’t we manage to choose between the dozen different laundry powders, the dozen different dog or cat food cans or the dozen different tobacco brands that exist already?
As there are a lot of ingredients already used that are known as safe, we don’t need to test new ingredients any more.
It’s time to stop animal testing.