A lot of people buy cosmetic products being ignorant to the fact that, that one product has killed a lot of animals. How would you like being sprayed with poisonous liquids, taking poisonous eye drops?, or being fed toxic substances? Cosmetic factories have been doing these inhumane things and more to innocent animals for years.
According to PETA, every year, millions of animals are poisoned and killed in barbaric tests that were crudely developed as long ago as the 1920s to evaluate the toxicity of consumer products and their ingredients. Rats, mice, guinea pigs, rabbits, and other animals are forced to swallow or inhale massive quantities of a test substance or endure the pain of a chemical eating away at their sensitive eyes and skin––even though the results of animal tests are often unreliable or not applicable to humans. (1)
Cosmetic testing isn’t the only type of animal testing but it is one of the most hated ones. This type of testing isn’t required by factories, and their are many alternatives to this.
Even though animal testing is wrong in so many ways, there's some good to it. Well it’s not really good but humans benefit from it the most, and that’s testing medicine on animals. Scientist test on animals because their DNA structure is very similar to ours, therefore if something is bad for them it’s most like bad for us as well. So in order to ensure the public safety testing on animals helps a lot. Believe it or not animals benefit from our medicine testing because it also helps us see what diseases they have and what we can do to help them (Should Animals Be Tested On?, par. 5). So while cosmetic testing is completely unnecessary, medical testing is actually helpful. It’s still horrible because a animal death to some people is equal to a human death. It actually wouldn’t be so bad to use death row inmates for some of these experiments since they’re bad people, but that’s for a different topic. But of course a lot of cures have come from experimenting with animals and although it isn’t the best way to find cures, it does work. One of the biggest pros to animal testing is we don’t have to test on humans instead. Imagine how bad that would be to test on a non death row inmate human subject, we’d get the best results but it’s downright torture. If so many people protest the treatment of animals during experiments imagine how it’d be like with humans. Humans shouldn’t take this for granted because those animals go through so much just for us. They don’t have any say in it or know what the reason for it is, but we benefit from it. And it has made our life better, without it we wouldn’t have a lot of cures we have today.
Cosmetic testing on the other hand is completely evil. Although it is better to test some of these things on animals then giving a cosmetic product to a human and just wishing them good luck. Yeah animals have DNA very similar to ours but it’s not a perfect match, and it some cases products do fail and harm humans...