Animal Lab Testing – An Essay

Everybody at one point in his/her life uses cosmetics such as make-up, deodorant, shampoo, wrinkle creams, blemish creams and many other products. In the many different trials that these products go through before reaching the public, some are tested on animals. Many people believe that this is a necessary part of product testing, and I agree that limited testing needs to be done in a controlled environment; however, animal testing of cosmetics is bad.

Animals are used to learn the many different things about how cosmetics have on animal skins; however, they do not always have the same effect on humans. In some cases animals have their fur shaved off and they have the product placed on the skin, which ends up burning or giving them a rash, causing them pain. They also have chemicals dropped into their eyes, and lethal substances injected into their bodies. In other cases the animal shows no effect, but when they use it on humans, it does not give the same results as it did on the animals.

The bottom line is that animal testing should be stopped. It wouldn’t be so bad if it was just a few animals to save a million people. But sadly, that’s not the case. Millions of animals get tested to save hardly any people. It’s up to the caring people in this world to make a stand and do something about animal lab testing. Animals should not be abused for our own benefits, if there are any. They are living, breathing, creatures, and despite what some people say, they feel pain and emotions.


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