Cosmetic Testing On Animals And Animals

1632 WordsMay 22, 20177 Pages
Over 1,000,000,000 animals are killed annually throughout the United States (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). In America alone, over 11,000 research facilities partake in experimenting with cosmetic chemicals on animals (Collins). The number of animals used for cosmetic testing is alarming. Animals and humans differ from one another biologically in many significant ways. Statistics display irrefutably that cosmetic chemical preclinical testing on animals are unreliable. Animal testing is not only wasteful and unreliable; it yields inaccurate results that cannot successfully be interpreted and applied to humans. Cosmetic testing on animals is unacceptable. Cosmetic testing on animals is a process of researching cosmetic…show more content…
Manufactures may use the results of animal testing as evidence to prove that they practice “due diligence” in conducting the safety of the products produced. Manufactures also engage in cosmetic chemical testing on animals to develop new products. They also test compounds for sensitive populations such as young children or the elderly. They use these test to determine if humans may have a severe allergic reaction, irritation, or corrosion to the skin or eyes. Using animals for cosmetic testing is deadly. Statistics portray an alarming rate of the number of animals lost due to laboratories participating in the inhumanly experiments on animals. The United States leads all nations in animal research facilities. Research laboratories conduct a plethora amount of test on animals. For example, a single unit of deodorant has one active ingredient (Aluminum Chlorohydrate) and an average of 11 inactive ingredients (Cyclopentasiloxane, isopropyl, palmitate, stearyl alcohol, mineral oil, talc, hydrogenated castor oil, fragrance, steareth-one hundred and butyl hydroxytoluene). For each single ingredient, the laboratories administer 11 main tests on animals. Once all results from each individual test are retrieved and analyzed, then all ingredients combined are then administered for a series of tests’. A single stick of deodorant is registered through at least one hundred and thirty two tests prior to human usage. Scientists
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