Animal Testing: a World of Cruelty

Every year, millions of animals suffer and die in painful tests to determine the safety of cosmetics. products such as eye shadow and soap and many other household chemicals are tested on rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, dogs, and other animals, despite the fact that the test results don’t help prevent or treat human illness or injury, its illegal, and there are many other alternatives.
    Have you ever really put thought into what you buy? Probably not. Most of the time people buy items thinking that they’re safe, or not thinking about the lives that were ruined while making that product. Sure, why would companies be allowed to sell objects that might be harmful you might ask. Well, for one they put some of the side effects in tiny font on the label, and they test on animals. Testing on animals is not only wrong, but it serves no purpose. Why would you test a cosmetic or hair care product on something that doesn’t even have the same type of skin cells as we do? Animal tests aren’t reliable. People and animals are different. A perfect example? Something people use very often – aspirin - is toxic to rats and mice. So, how could we trust anything that’s so called “safe” when tested on animals?
    The majority of the time animals like mice and rats are used in testing. But, could you believe the next leading animals are guinea pigs, dogs, cats, rabbits, farm animals and monkeys? It’s crazy that animals that many use as household pets are also the victims of cruel experiments. In the state of Illinois it is illegal to neglect animals, be cruel to them, and torture them. Animal torture has a fine of up to $ 25,000, serving jail time of two to five years and one-year probation. I don’t know about you, but I consider burning animals, keeping them in cramped cages, and overall just making their lives horrible, torture. So why is it that big time companies aren’t paying for their crimes?
    Overall animal testing is as cruel as it is needless. For the companies that...