At the end of all three of these procedures, animals are killed, either by decapitation, breaking their necks, or choking.
Many people do not know how gruesome animal testing is, and what is involved. The animals that normally undergo testing are rabbits, mice, rats, guinea pigs, cats, and sometimes monkeys. There are mainly three types of animals tests that exist, but the type that is performed depends on what cosmetic is being tested. The first procedure is when chemicals are rubbed onto the animal’s skin, or put into their eyes. Most of the time, the animal is restrained and has no pain relief in this situation. The second procedure is force feeding the animal over the period of weeks or months to see if it develops illnesses or birth defects. This is both slow and painful for the animal. The third and final procedure is forcing an animal to swallow a certain amount of chemicals all at once to determine the dose that causes death. At the end of all three of these procedures, animals are killed, either by decapitation, breaking their necks, or choking. Often, the results that are obtained from animal testing are inaccurate or inconclusive. This is because animals and humans are not the same, causing them to both react differently to substances. So the question is, why are innocent animals suffering and dying every year for test results that are not even useful? Over 100 million animals die every year from cosmetic testing, which is a number that can be reduced to zero if we stop testing on animals and use alternative methods.