How to Help Animals Used for Testing

animals-used-testingFrom the toothpaste and shampoo that we use to the products that we clean our homes with, our lives are full of daily opportunities to take a stand against cruel tests on animals. We can save animals from painful experiments by purchasing some of the cruelty-free products that are available in stores everywhere.

Many people are surprised to learn that some cosmetics, personal-care products, foods and beverages, and household cleaning products are still tested on animals. Although modern, alternative testing methods exist, huge multiproduct manufacturers, including Unilever, Clorox, Church & Dwight, and Johnson & Johnson, continue to poison and harm animals in tests that aren’t even required by law.

Rats, mice, guinea pigs, rabbits, and other animals are forced to swallow or inhale massive quantities of a test substance or endure the pain of having caustic chemicals applied to their sensitive eyes and skin––even though the results of animal tests are often unreliable or not applicable to humans. Ninety-two percent of all drugs that are tested on animals fail once they reach human trials—meaning that tests on animals are ineffective at showing whether or not a drug would be safe for humans. And even if a product has blinded an animal, it can still be marketed to you.

Luckily, the non-animal tests available today are cheaper, faster, and more accurate at predicting human reactions to a product than archaic animal tests ever were. More and more companies are switching to non-animal tests as consumer support for cruelty-free products grows.

Every single day, you can make a difference for animals who are suffering in laboratories. The best way to stop companies from using animals is to refuse to purchase their products and to write and tell them that you won’t support them until they stop testing on animals.

Take a stand against animal testing by supporting only cruelty-free companies. Compassionate people can speak out for animals in laboratories in letters to the editor and by joining PETA’s Action Team.

So the next time you’re out shopping, be sure to look for the cruelty-free bunny logo. You can also find out which of your favorite products are cruelty-free by ordering our free Cruelty-Free Shopping Guide and searching our online database of companies [link to database] that do and that don’t test on animals.

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  • Erika acevedo

    Posted April 26, 2013

    Is time to stop this abused..animals feel the same way like a child.

  • Sylvia Perez

    Posted April 26, 2013

    I can´t believe how many companies insist on testing with innocent animals despite all of the new technology and all other alternatives that exist today. You´re behaving like cavemen in a modern world, and it disgust me to see how you cause irreparable damage to these beautiful animals. I´ll never use any of your products until you decide to go cruelty free.

  • Kyra Collins

    Posted April 26, 2013

    I had no idea these companies were involved and have used most of them all my life. As of today, I will never purchase product from them again. This is awful, and I believe Johnson & Johnson surprised me the most.

  • Idalee

    Posted April 26, 2013

    Please stop the testing!!! Be humane and kind to animals, they deserve we OWE them respect.

  • Janet Garay

    Posted April 26, 2013

    Horrible, it has to stop

  • Hilda Julieta

    Posted April 26, 2013

    It time to make the difference, it’s time to change. We can let this happen anymore. We can stop this!! Please, STOOOOOP THIS CRUELTY!!!

  • Benjamin Arreola

    Posted April 26, 2013

    It makes me so sad how humans can be so cruel, we should live in harmony, it doesn’t matter what size, every animal is a living!! And just because they can’t rise their voice, it doesn’t mean that they don’t feel hurt!

    Let’s make the difference!!

  • janneth florez rios

    Posted April 26, 2013

    *”Mientras el círculo de su compasión no abarque a todos los seres vivos, el hombre no hallará la paz por sí mismo” Albert Schweitzer, premio nobel de la paz 1952

  • María Pla

    Posted May 16, 2013

    Please stop testing on animal :( this is cruel

  • Violeta

    Posted September 23, 2013

    Do you have any data bas by country ? I would like to buy cruelty free products, but I can’t find most of the brands on the list here in Costa Rica. Could you help me with that? I could spread it here !!

  • antonio

    Posted March 6, 2014

    i would like to teach animals how to kill humans the same way we kill animals

  • antonio

    Posted March 6, 2014

    i hope nature star getting back what we are destroying’ hurra to sunamis,storms,floods, fires …….

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