Australians Do Not Do Enough to Stop Animal Cruelty Internationally.

English Speech Shrey Patel
Thesis: Australians do not do enough to stop animal cruelty internationally.
|||Imagine you are trapped in a tiny, cold, barren metal cage with barely any room for movement. You are taken every once in a while to get your hair shaved off, and get things rubbed into your skin that could potentially make your hair not grow back, or it burns you and makes your skin bleed. Or maybe you get a substance put into your eyes and are kept with that substance in your eyes for two weeks and you go blind.   Or you have just woken up from a surgery with little to no pain medication.   Now imagine there is someone there who has the potential to help you but he or she is not even ready to look at you. Let’s just say that this person has the power to stop all this if you were an animal in one of those countries where animal testing is still a widely practiced norm you would not need to imagine. More than 100 million animals every year suffer and die in cruel chemical, drug, food and cosmetic tests, biology lessons, medical training exercises, and curiosity-driven medical experiments. Exact numbers aren't available because mice, rats, birds and cold-blooded animals who make up more than 95 percent of animals used in experiments are not covered by even the minimal protections of the Animal Welfare Act and therefore go uncounted. While all this is happening my question is what is a powerful country like Australia doing about this?

While our laws make it difficult to test cosmetic products on animals in Australia, many companies like Gamble (who own Gillette, Oral-B, and others), Unilever (who owns Dove, Rexona, Lynx, SunSilk, and others) and also Colgate and Palmolive still allow animal testing of their products in overseas laboratories. As a result, many Australian shoppers are unwittingly buying imported products at the supermarket from companies that have allowed testing on animals. You may ask what Australia as country is doing about it? Let’s...