Disadvantages Of Animal Testing

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Furthermore, most companies test cosmetic products on animals before they are sold to the public to ensure the safety of the consumers. “Tests that use animals to assess the safety of cosmetic and personal care products- such as lipstick, mascara, and cologne- are still extremely common in the United States.” (humanesociety.org, p.1) Although the testing of new ingredients before being sold to the public is mandatory, it is not required to be done on animals. Companies test their products on animals to see if they are safe for human use. Although there are better alternatives to test products, animal testing is the oldest and most common way to test them. It is extremely harmful to them and simply terrible to think about. These animals are treated unfairly and suffer tremendously. Testing makeup on animals tortures them. Chemicals are rubbed into…show more content…
More than 40 non-animal tests have been validated for use, and these modern alternatives can offer results that are more relevant to people, often more cheaply and quickly, too. That’s because advanced non-animal tests represent the very latest techniques that science has to offer, replacing outdated animal tests that have been around for many decades and haven’t stood the test of time. (hsi.org, p.1). Alternatives are not only better because they are not harmful to living creatures, they are also more practical. They are more practical because it saves a lot of time and money. According to neavs.org, “The traditional testing of chemicals using animals can take up to five years per substance and cost millions of dollars, while non-animal alternatives can test hundreds of chemicals in a week for a fraction of the cost.” With new technology and ongoing scientific advances there is no need for animal testing. The alternatives are more advanced options and are just as accurate as testing on

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