Every year, approximately 500,000 animals suffer and die for cosmetics testing alone, around the world.
Animals used for cosmetics testing are rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats and mice. Dogs and monkeys are used to test other types of chemicals.
Tests include having substances rubbed into their eyes, applied on their shaved bare skin or force-fed down their throats often causing swelling, inflammation and ulceration of the skin and eyes, convulsions, bleeding from the nose or mouth, severe pain, and even death.
Pain relief is not provided as it may interfere with the test and at the end of a test, the animals can be killed, normally by asphyxiation, neck-breaking or decapitation.
Animal testing for cosmetics has been banned in New Zealand, but the sale and import of products tested on animals are still allowed. Most big brands in the supermarket are still affiliated with animal testing!
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