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23 May 2008

Animal testing on cosmetics is not required by the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

The results of non-animal tests tend to be more consistent, and better predictors for human reactions. In addition, companies are spared the expense of breeding, caging, feeding and disposing of animals that are used in testing laboratories.

* SOURCE:
  US Food and Drug Administration:
  http://www.fda.gov/opacom/laws/fdcact/fdctoc.htm
 
National Anti-Vivisection Society
  http://www.navs.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ain_pt_testing_main

* LEARN MORE:
   Alternatives to Animal Testing Article Series
   Animal Testing: Death For Profit - Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN)
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