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Animal Testing

In the Cosmetics Industry

Keaton McNames

on 28 May 2013

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In the cosmetics industry Animal Testing Animal testing, also known as animal
experimentation, animal research, and in vivo testing,
is the use of non-human animals in experiments a video by PETA Testing 1...2...3 We are not the same! Disadvantages of Animal Testing! Now that we know of a company that thrives on the basis of cruelty-free products, it makes us wonder which companies test on animals and which do not Cruelty-free Shopping Guide! How can we be sure? What is it? Ladies... Imagine your morning
makeup routine Animals look like this.... Cosmetics testing on animals is
particularly controversial.
Such tests, which are still
conducted in the U.S., involve general
toxicity, eye and skin irritancy, and phototoxicity Types of Cosmetic Tests Draize Test An eye or skin irritancy test that involves putting a substance in the eye or on the skin of an immobilized, albino rabbit, and then observing and recording the results after 14 days Rabbits are used for this test because of the lack of tear ducts in the rabbits' eyes, allowing the substance to remain in the eye instead of being washed out. Tested for signs of erythema and edema in the skin test, and redness, swelling, discharge, ulceration, hemorrhaging, cloudiness, or blindness in the tested eye. Skin Irritation/Corrosion The test substance is applied to the shaved skin of a rabbit to test for signs of redness, rash, lesions, scaling, inflammation, and/or other damage. Skin Sensitivity (Allergic Reaction) The test substance is applied to the surface of the skin or injected under the skin of a guinea pig, or applied to the ear of a mouse. Her skin may show signs of redness, ulcers, scaling, inflammation, and itchiness. Acute Inhalation Toxicity A rat is placed into a tube and forced to inhale the test substance. She may experience bleeding of the nose, convulsions, paralysis, seizures, and/or death. Determines the amount of a substance that causes half of the exposed animals to die within 14 days of exposure when the substance is inhaled Reproductive/ Developmental Screen Developmental Toxicity Male and female adult rats are exposed to the test substance, usually by force-feeding, for two to four weeks and then mated. The pregnant mother is then exposed daily throughout her pregnancy and for four days after her babies are born. Four days after birth, she and her pups are killed and their tissues are then examined. 675 Rats 480 Rabbits or 1300 Rats Tests for fertility and reproductice effects and birth defects A pregnant female is exposed, usually by force-feeding, at the start of pregnancy. One day before the babies are to be born, the mother is killed. The pups are then extracted to be examined Do we really need it? Unethical Unreliable There are alternatives Why do we do it? Companies claim that protecting the health and safety of humans is the reason for cosmetic testing on animals. The tests performed will confirm the safety of the products. The cosmetic animal testing also enables the company to maintain a competitive edge over the other companies. The companies also feel that they are safeguarding the environment by testing their cosmetics on animals. It is said that the consumers have also been putting pressure on the companies to offer safe and improved products. *direct your attention to my bristol board* Activity! Animal Testing in Canada Although the law requires that animals be used for medical testing in Canada, animals are not required for cosmetic testing. Yet in many cases animals are still used, particularly to test the ingredients used in cosmetic products. However, like most countries, the Canadian Government is willing to go cruelty-free once reliable alternatives come forth Luckily for us, products in Canada are labeled with this cruelty-free symbol for consumers when cosmetics are labelled “cruelty free” or “not tested on animals,” it does not necessarily mean that the products used in them were never tested on animals. The manufacturer can claim that the products themselves weren’t tested on animals, when another company actually used animals to test the ingredients used in the product. Thanks for watching! *now for a reflection and a scrapbook Wheel of Justice Respect for Life: Testing cosmetics on animals is the
ultimate disrespect for life. With
the many different types of tests
enabling suffering and immense pain on God's creatures, we are not
respecting them. Common Good: This is a violation of the common
good because we are not abiding
by natural laws or letting
those animals reach their full
potential. They live, they die. All
for our superficial needs. Solidarity: Although we have been given
dominion over the earth, we are
supposed to live in peace
together, loving and sharing
with each other. We are violating
this principal by not treating
these test animals as our
equals. ARTICLE
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