A wake up call to companies who should and could eliminate the needless testing on animals. Animals have as much right to life as human beings. In the U.S. alone, the number of animals tested on each year range between 17-70 million; and the Animal Welfare Act appears to set a minimum requirement for humane treatment in labs and other settings. When locked up, these animals suffer tremendous stress. Can we know they don't feel pain? Experiments on animals can be misleading. We don't know if their response to a drug is the same as that of a human being. These animals are not given anesthesia, as scientists feel it would interfere with test results, which, in turn,causes them excruciating pain, followed by certain death when the experimentation is over
We, the undersigned, are asking all cosmetic companies still using animals as research subjects, to stop and take a good look at the many companies who have discontinued this practice. Why put animals through thoughtless suffering when there is no need? The above mentioned compaines have created wonderful products that work; using ingredients from nature, thereby eliminating animal abuse and labeling their products as "tested on people", which is only right, as people, not animals are the ones using them.. If many companies can do this, why can't all cosmetic companies do it? I'm asking everyone to take a moment to think about this issue and after doing so, if you feel it's worthwhile, speak up and boycott the cosmetic companies that still use this practice. We all appreciate beauty, but it should not be had off the torment of animals. Thank you for taking the time to read my letter.
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