Estee Lauder, Mary Kay, and Avon are testing on animals once again, after 20 years, and their excuse was that animal testing on products is required in some countries before their products can be sold there and an example is China. It is brutal and inhumane to test harmful chemicals on several parts of a living thing, all in the name of making money.

Money is what it is all about

Customers are frequently manipulated by various cosmetic companies, despite the many ingredients that have been proven safe for use.

Some of them add some untested ingredients in order to change their formulas and market them as new and improved products. This is all done in order to stay above the rising competition and this does not mean that most of their products are better, it is just that they are a little bit different.

In order to generate more revenue, Avon has joined the list of companies that use animals as test subjects. Even after announcing to the world in June 1989, that it was permanently ceasing all animal testing on all its laboratories.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) reported that Avon found a way of backing out of the promise they made. They included a clause that animal testing would only be conducted when the law requires it, and there is also a strong possibility that Avon has been carrying out animal testing without informing the customers.

Another company that used the same loophole is Estee Lauder; they use the law as a cover for their cruelty. It was reported by PETA that Estee Lauder met the Chinese requirements with no fuss, and they did this without informing customers. Most of their customers believe that they are not testing on animals.

Mary Kay is still testing on animals while they are urging the Chinese government to change their policy.

Humane methods

Despite thousands of ingredients that are already tested as safe and effective for humans, most companies still carry out animal testing. There are also non-animal testing methods that produce accurate results. There are companies that practice them, such as the non-profit Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Inc. This company not only practice them but also teach them through webinars and workshops. Now company’s lab staff can learn how to determine ingredients safety without applying, force-feeding, injecting ingredients in animals.

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