Animals Used For Testing
- Animals suffering in labs all over the world routinely have chemicals poured into their eyes, cigarette smoke pumped into the lungs, cancerous cells injected into their bloodstream and are forced to undergo surgeries while fully conscious.
- Psychological experiments include removing babies from mothers, intentionally inflicting brain damage, and similar “tests” to measure sanity or behavior.
- Neurotoxicity tests are often used to study the effects of pesticides and primarily involve spraying or injecting toxins on and in hens and rats.
- Carcinogens are cancer causing agents. In labs animals are intentionally given carcinogens either given orally, on the skin, via inhalation.
- The federal government allows up to 50% of the subjects to die from the tests or procedures while still declaring success. That means that half of the animals tested on are allowed to suffer and die, without consequence. This is referred to as LD50.
Fortunately, as people become aware of this there is a growing demand for products that are produced without any animal testing. And it’s super easy to identify these cruelty-free products — just look for the Leaping Bunny logo, or “Not Tested On Animals” on the label.