The most common tests rabbits endure are the Draize Eye & Skin tests. They hold them in full body restraints so that cosmetics, dishwashing liquid, drain cleaner, and other substances can be dropped in their eyes or spread on their shaved and scraped skin.The restraint stops the bunnies from pawing at their eyes or back to relieve the discomfort and so interfere with the experiment. This experiments cause redness, swelling, discharge, ulceration, hemorrhaging, cloudiness, cracking and bleeding or/and blindness AND IT'S NOTORIOUSLY UNRELIABLE, producing highly variable results. Rabbits are killed after the experiment is over.
I am concerned that animal testing of cosmetics continues, despite the public's desire to end this cruel practice.
I appreciate that the cosmetics industry wants to investigate new ingredients that may benefit us, and I understand the need to test such new ingredients for safety. For me and others, however, a new ingredient is not worth the price of animal lives, no matter how great the benefit to us. If you cannot research an ingredient without animal testing, please do not research it. Please wait until alternative methods are available.
I urge you to instead lead the industry in developing alternative methods. In the bigger picture, this will benefit us much more than another new ingredient.
I encourage you to sign this petition and stop Animal Testing!