35 Animals Are Happy That This Company Refused to Test on Them

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

When an overseas personal-care product company was ordered by a government agency to test its products on animals, company leaders pushed back—and won.

Guinea pig© iStock.com/Birute Vijeikiene

The company asked that we not use its name so that it can maintain a good working relationship with its oversight agency and keep helping animals. Last year, the owner contacted PETA after a regulatory agency said that it had to conduct skin and eye irritation and sensitization tests on animals. In these experiments, workers smear chemicals into the eyes or onto the skin of mice, guinea pigs, rabbits, and other animals, often causing painful swelling and burns.

With PETA’s help, the company sent the government agency information about effective, reliable non-animal test methods and urged it to accept those results. The agency recently agreed, and at least 35 animals were saved from painful experiments.

PETA helps companies around the world avoid animal tests and encourages all personal product and chemical manufacturers to join the push for humane science and take advantage of the many opportunities to urge regulatory agencies to accept non-animal test methods.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind