I Traded My Beauty for Yours: Cosmetic Animal Testing Cosmetic animal testing has been a controversial topic for decades but has recently gained more attention from the media due to oppositional organizations such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Those in favor of animal experimentation make the argument that they are taking animals’ lives to save humans’, but is it really necessary to subject animals to torturous conditions or painful experiments in the name of science? Animal experimentation needs to be abolished because it is unethical and selfish to destroy an animal 's life.
To begin with, the statistics that are connected to the practice of animal testing for the use of cosmetics are astonishing. An estimated 26…show more content… One of the most unsettling experiments that is conducted includes taking organs from one species and transplanting them into another, which is known as xenotransplantation. The practice of genetic engineering in animals destroys the life of one animal to create specific, unnatural traits in another. Research has shown that people will only agree and accept the practice of animal experimentation when they think that the animals do not experience suffering. However, if the experiments were broadcast more publicly, this issue would not exist.
A second practice involves taking a chemical that is used to produce a specific kind of make-up and rubbing it into the skin of an animal after its fur has been shaved. Skin irritation tests cause the chemical to seep into the body of the animal, not just the skin. This chemical process is also done on the eyes. The scientists will drip a certain amount of a chemical into the eyes of an animal causing excruciating pain. The animals are not given pain relief medication of any kind after the procedure to see how it affects them and if the effects are