At this moment millions of animals are locked inside small cold cages in labs across the country. They are in pain, lonely and long to roam free and use their minds. Instead, all they can do is wait in fear of the next terrifying and painful procedure that will be performed on them. Over 100 million animals every year suffer and die in cruel experiments. To test cosmetics hundreds of thousands of animals are poisoned, blinded, and killed every year by companies. Many of these tests are not even required by law and often produce inaccurate or misleading results.
I have always been very against animal testing. As a child I wrote to my local mp about it, but what difference did my opinion really make? My school girl petition probably just got pushed to the bottom of a pile of a hundred other forgotton papers. If I thought campaigning againgst animal testing would help I would get involved, but if even celebrity ambassadors voices are going unheard what use would mine be?
"I don't want to inflict harm on anything or anyone, especially animals that don't have a voice."
- Kimberly Wyatt
I have done some research into which companies use animals to test thier products and I am very upset to learn that a lot of my favourite brands do. I cannot honestly say that I won't use these products again, but what I can say is I totally disagree with the methods they use to test thier products.
If you would like to check out companies that do and don't test on animals go here
I wish I could live my life 100% cruelty free, but at the end of the day it just isn't practical. I don't always have time to read the labels on every single thing I buy and then find an alternative if it isn't suitable.
If some companies can test products without using animals why can't they all? It makes me feel guilty when I realise the products I like and use have caused pain to defenceless animals, but I believe it is companies that need to change thier ways, not consumers.
What are your opinions on animal testing?