Each year, more than 100 million animals—including mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish, and birds—are killed in U.S. laboratories for experimentation and testings.
Here's why you should make the switch:
#1. ANIMAL TESTING IS MORE THAN WHAT YOU THINK IT IS
Some are forced to inhale toxic fumes, others immobilised in restraint devices for hours, some have holes drilled into their skulls, and others have their skin burned off or their spinal cords crushed.
#2. IT IS SIMPLY UNNECESSARY
To formulate their products, companies can choose from a list of over 7,000 ingredients that are already proven to be safe. That shows we don’t need to test more components on animals. The only companies that choose to test more ingredients on animals do so because they want to come up with new, innovative elements to increase their profits.
#3. THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF CRUELTY-FREE BRANDS TO CHOOSE FROM
In the recent years, there are many excellent independent businesses developing products that do not contain animal-by ingredients or partake in animal testing. With news and viral videos, a lot of mainstream big-name brands have now pledged not to test their products on animals. You’re not limiting yourself that much by making the switch since so many great brands are cruelty-free.
Below are a few examples:
#4. BETTER HEALTHIER SKIN
We need to remember; the skin is our largest organ. If you look at a label and see an ingredient that would harm your liver or spleen, imagine the effects it will have on your skin. The majority of cruelty-free products contain natural and non-toxic ingredients which are less likely to harm your skin as compared to products that contain parabens, fragrances and other toxic chemicals.
#5. DO GOOD, FEEL GOOD
Buy cruelty-free cosmetics to save an animal, to save your skin and to save your conscience. If you weren’t aware of the cruelty of animal testing before, it’s okay. Now that you know, you can make better and more informed decisions that can have a big impact on animals across the world.