Looks to Die For By Bella Harrison

An animal test is any specific experiment or test in which a live animal is forced to undergo something that causes them pain, suffering, distress or lasting harm. Animals are locked in laboratories and are deliberately harmed, and are usually killed at the end of an experiment or test.

Types of Experiments:

  • Injecting or force feeding animals with harmful substances
  • Exposing animals to radiation
  • Surgically removing animals organs or tissues
  • Forcing animals to inhale toxic gases
  • Subjecting animals to frightening situations to create anxiety and depression

Some cosmetics and haircare products that are for and use animal testing:

  • Avon
  • Estee lauder
  • L'Oreal
  • MAC
  • Revlon
  • Pantene
  • Maybelline
  • TRESemme
  • Head and Shoulders

Cosmetics that took actions towards animal testing:

  • Chanel
  • Elf
  • Burt's Bees
  • Covergirl
  • NYC
  • NYX
  • Rimmel
  • BhCosmetics

More than 6 million animals are used and killed each year for cosmetics, for something to cover that red dot on your face for a day.

"Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals and the answer is: 'Because animals are like us.' Ask the experimenters why it is morally okay to experiment on animals, and the answer is: 'Because the animals are not like us.' Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction."

Prof. Charles R. Magel

This is an ethical and moral issue of the first order. If animals are so like us that we can substitute them for testing instead of using humans, then surely those animals have the very attributes (ability to suffer physically and psychologically, conscious awareness) that means they deserve to be respected and protected from harm — as we would wish for ourselves.

What animal is your perfume tested on?

Animal testing has been completely banned in countries such as Europe (2013), Norway 2016), Israel (2013) and India (2015) who was the first Asian country to ban testing. Current countries considering bans are the United states of America, Australia and New Zealand.

Most common animals used in testing for cosmetics are:

  • Mice
  • Fish
  • Rats
  • Rabbits
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Hamsters
  • Birds
  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Monkeys
A range of animals and how they can be tested on

7 ways to help stop testing:

  • Always buy cruelty free cosmetics
  • Educate others on what testing does
  • Make donations
  • Donate your body when you die to science
  • Write letters and emails to company's about their products
  • Join protest groups on social media

Animal testing should be eliminated because it violates animals' rights, it causes pain and suffering to the experimental animals, and other means of testing product toxicity are available. Humans cannot justify making life better for themselves by randomly torturing and executing thousands of animals per year to test products to make themselves look better. Animals should be treated with respect and dignity, and this right to decent treatment is not upheld when animals are exploited for selfish human gain. After all, humans are animals too.

Remains of an animal that has being tested on


Created with images by tiburi - "animal mouse experiment"

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