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.
US Food and Drug Administration:
National Anti-Vivisection Society
* LEARN MORE:
Alternatives to Animal Testing – Article Series
Animal Testing: Death For Profit - Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN)
How can you be an animal lover and not know if the products you buy are cruelty free? - Cartoon by Denise E. Stephens