PHS News

Product testing harms innocent animals

Some+companies+continue+to+do+animal+testing+as+a+kind+of+legal+protection+against+a+lawsuit+if+a+product+harms+a+person.+Studies+shown+by+PETA+revealed+that+each+year+more+than+100+million+animals+are+killed+in+U.S.+laboratories+for+biology+lessons%2C+medical+training%2C+curiosity-driven+experimentation+and+chemical%2C+drug%2C+food+and+cosmetics+testing.
Back to Article
Back to Article

Product testing harms innocent animals

Some companies continue to do animal testing as a kind of legal protection against a lawsuit if a product harms a person. Studies shown by PETA revealed that each year more than 100 million animals are killed in U.S. laboratories for biology lessons, medical training, curiosity-driven experimentation and chemical, drug, food and cosmetics testing.

Some companies continue to do animal testing as a kind of legal protection against a lawsuit if a product harms a person. Studies shown by PETA revealed that each year more than 100 million animals are killed in U.S. laboratories for biology lessons, medical training, curiosity-driven experimentation and chemical, drug, food and cosmetics testing.

Used with permission: Flickr

Some companies continue to do animal testing as a kind of legal protection against a lawsuit if a product harms a person. Studies shown by PETA revealed that each year more than 100 million animals are killed in U.S. laboratories for biology lessons, medical training, curiosity-driven experimentation and chemical, drug, food and cosmetics testing.

Used with permission: Flickr

Used with permission: Flickr

Some companies continue to do animal testing as a kind of legal protection against a lawsuit if a product harms a person. Studies shown by PETA revealed that each year more than 100 million animals are killed in U.S. laboratories for biology lessons, medical training, curiosity-driven experimentation and chemical, drug, food and cosmetics testing.

Nicole Prus, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Pet owners need to picture their pets and think about what if their pets were tested on. They would never allow such a thing because they feel it is their responsibility to watch over their pet as part of the family.  

Animals are beautiful beings created on this earth that should not be tampered with and this is why animal testing needs to come to end. 

Studies shown by PETA reveal that each year, more than 100 million animals — including mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish and birds — are killed in U.S. laboratories for biology lessons, medical training, curiosity-driven experimentation and chemical, drug, food and cosmetics testing.  

Teenagers are especially in favor of makeup. However, what people don’t realize about makeup is that it could be applied to an animal before it was put on a person.   

According to PETA, makeup brands that test makeup on animals are Benefit, Clinique, Estée Lauder, Makeup Forever, Maybelline, OPI, Avon and Victoria’s Secret. There are many other brands that test on animals as well. 

PETA is an important organization because they make it a number-one priority to eliminate testing on animals. 

Cosmetics companies test on animals because they want to make sure that the products that are being sold are safe to wear. But why can’t these companies test on humans with given permission?  

Many reasons come into play why animals are used for testing. As stated by the National Anti-Vivisection Society, some companies continue to do animal testing as a kind of legal protection against a lawsuit if a product harms a person.  

Also mentioned by NAVS, another reason that cosmetics testing may use animals is that a company may be testing new chemical compounds or testing compounds on a sensitive population such as children or the elderly to determine whether the substances will cause an allergic reaction if applied to skin or irritation or corrosion of the skin or eyes.  

The idea of testing animals has been around since the 1940s. That same idea has yet to be abolished. According to One Green Planet, many places such as the European Union, Norway, Israel and India have banned animals from being tested on.  

A solution to end animal testing was recently discovered in Tampa.   

Bizjournals announced the use of the synthetic dog which is a fake animal model that substitutes live animals and would replace an inhumane practice known as “terminal surgery labs,” in which students are taught how to perform certain surgeries on live, anesthetized shelter animals, with the animals euthanized immediately following the procedure.  

The synthetic dog also will eliminate the need for canine cadavers, which are also typically euthanized animals from shelters, the press release said.  

A way to obliterate animal testing is to stop buying cosmetics that test on animals because, if people continue to buy from these brands, then they will keep testing on animals and not even care.   

Other ways to act on stopping this issue from continuing are to inform others on the dark truth of animal testing, support bans on the issue, restrict science classrooms from dissecting animals, contribute money to animal protection associations and advocate for makeup being tested on humans.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Left
  • Product testing harms innocent animals

    Opinions

    Change of ownership will benefit Dairy Joy customers

  • Product testing harms innocent animals

    Opinions

    National Emergency shows Trump’s single-minded agenda

  • Product testing harms innocent animals

    Opinions

    Luke Perry’s death leaves fans grieving

  • Product testing harms innocent animals

    Opinions

    Oscar stars wear crowd-pleasing looks

  • Product testing harms innocent animals

    Opinions

    Voodoo Doughnut creates charming desserts

  • Product testing harms innocent animals

    Opinions

    Luxottica’s monopoly disadvantages consumers

  • Product testing harms innocent animals

    Opinions

    Gasparilla Music Festival 2019 releases disappointing initial lineup

  • Product testing harms innocent animals

    Opinions

    Eating disorders deserve more awareness

  • Product testing harms innocent animals

    Opinions

    No More Waiting

  • Product testing harms innocent animals

    Opinions

    Does protesting cause change?

Navigate Right
The student-run news site of H. B. Plant High School
Product testing harms innocent animals