A big problem in America and many foreign countries is animals being tested for cosmetics. This is not safe because all of these new products have never been tested before so no one knows if it has dangerous chemicals or not. These chemicals could injure or kill the animals they are being tested on.
The most common animals that are used for testing are rabbits, mice, rats, guinea pigs. Monkeys are also used because they carry 94% of human genes so they tend to have the same reactions as people. All of the animals are tested for different things; for example, genotoxicity mutagenicity tests for the beginning stages of cancer. There is also developmental toxicity which is a test for birth defects. Some more common ones include eye irritation, skin irritation, and the most popular makeup.
An animal being tested for cosmetics leaves the animal with horrible conditions; many suffer both internal and external damages. The slightest drop of an eye cosmetic has melted several rabbits’ eye corneas. This is very dangerous yet people continue to do it. Luckily we have many contributors who have helped animals being tested like Congressmen Jim Moran who is working on making the entire U.S free of animals being tested for cosmetics and even some foreign countries.
An animal being tested for cosmetics is not safe for animals because they have no chance of quitting their jobs like humans can. Humans have different reactions then animals so most of the time is wasted because most animals are more sensitive to products than humans.
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In Nevada, a bill sponsored by Democratic Sen. Mark Manendo, a huge friend to animals, was very recently signed into law by Governor Sandoval that requires private labs and those run by colleges and universities to offer animals up for adoption before euthanizing them as long as they are healthy enough to go to a new home. It's a small step in the right direction. Prior to the bill, beagles and other dogs were killed after they suffered through horrendous product testing.
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