"'We have moved away from studying human disease in humans. … We all drank the Kool-Aid on that one, me included. … The problem is that [animal testing] hasn’t worked, and it’s time we stopped dancing around the problem. … We need to refocus and adapt new methodologies for use in humans to understand disease biology in humans.' —Dr. Elias Zerhouni" a quote from the PETA organization in Alternatives to Animal Testing.
Cosmetic companies are moving forward with testing in new ways to protect innocent animals. Cruelty Free International explains, Almost every type of a human or animal cell can be grown in the lab. Scientists have even managed to grow cells into 3D structures, such as small human organs, which can be a realistic way to test new therapies. If the skin is made in a biomedical lab it can make faster and easier access to tests. “Harvard’s Wyss Institute has created ‘organs-on-chips’ that contain human cells grown in a state-of-the-art system to mimic the structure and function of human organs and organ systems,” comments the PETA organization in Alternatives to Animal Testing. The use of animal testing labs is decreasing as well as the amount of animals being hurt and killed. Some companies can produce more products faster with the options of skin being grown in a lab.