Many animals are poisoned, blinded, and killed every year in archaic product
tests for cosmetics, personal-care products, and household cleaning products
and ingredients. Bob Barker
calls attention to the suffering of animals used for product testing in a video
public service announcement (PSA) for PETA and urges all shoppers to be "caring consumers."
Rabbits, mice, guinea pigs, rats, and other animals
have chemicals in everything from floor
cleaner to skin lotions dripped into
their eyes and poured down their throats. These animals endure the pain of having caustic chemicals applied to their
sensitive skin––even though the results of animal tests are often unreliable or
not applicable to humans. The non-animal tests
available today are cheaper, faster, and more accurate at predicting human
reactions to a product than the old animal tests ever were. More and more
companies are switching to non-animal tests as consumer support for cruelty-free products
grows. As Bob Barker explains, "The price is never right on products
tested on animals."
Order a free
copy of PETA's handy shopping
guide or search for
cruelty-free companies online. These are a couple of quick and easy ways to find out which products don't
contribute to the suffering of animals.
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.