“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.”
— Albert Schweitzer

Animal Testing and Experimentation

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Hundreds of thousands of rabbits, mice, rats and other animals are poisoned, blinded and killed each year in outdated and unnecessary experiments to test ingredients for new cosmetics, toiletries, household cleaners and other household products.

These experiments involve cruel and painful procedures such as dripping concoctions into animals’ eyes and rubbing substances into raw, shaved skin to check for reactions. Not to mention force-feeding animals with chemicals until they are poisoned and die.

And it’s not like these tests are useful. There are already 8000 ingredients known to be safe and effective. In addition, there is a range of safety testing alternatives to animal testing which do not involve animals, such as using tissue cultures and in-vitro tests.

List of web resources:

ARRC- Alternatives in Research Resource Centre: http://www.arrc.org.au/
British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection: http://www.buav.org
Choose Cruelty Free: http://www.choosecrueltyfree.org.au
FRAME: Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments: http://www.frame.org.uk/
http://www.frame.org.uk/ Go Cruelty Free: http://www.gocrueltyfree.org/
Dr. Hadwen Trust for Humane Research: http://www.drhadwentrust.org.uk
International Primate Protection League: http://www.ippl.org
The National Anti-Vivisection Society: http://www.navs.org