What is the purpose of animal testing?

What is the purpose of animal testing?

The term “animal testing” refers to procedures performed on living animals for purposes of research into basic biology and diseases, assessing the effectiveness of new medicinal products, and testing the human health and/or environmental safety of consumer and industry products such as cosmetics, household cleaners.

Why Is animal testing necessary for cosmetics?

Animal testing in cosmetics uses non-human subjects to examine the variables which could exist when specific products are applied. The goal of this process is to ensure the safety of humanity when new cosmetics are developed. It comes, however, at the expense of guaranteeing the safety of animals.

Why did animal testing start?

Ibn Zuhr (Avenzoar), an Arab physician in twelfth century Moorish Spain, introduced animal testing as an experimental method for testing surgical procedures before applying them to human patients.

What are the industries that use animal testing?

The use of animal testing spans more industries than you probably think. From cosmetic companies and the pharmaceutical industry to shampoo companies and detergent brands, countless companies around the world are mistreating animals in the pursuit of putting out new products.

Why do companies test skincare products on animals?

Animal testing provides companies with data they can use to defend themselves if consumers sue them for being injured by the products. This is especially true if the ingredients the manufacturers want to include are new to the industry.

When do you need to use animal testing?

When a company is formulating with tried-and-true ingredients commonly found in products, there’s really no reason for animal testing.

Why are so many people against animal testing?

Animal Testing is Unethical and Cruel. This is the most obvious reason and why so many animal activists around the world boycott and protest against companies that use animal testing on their products. Every sentient creature deserves to live a life without suffering by human hands. It’s unconscionable how poorly these animals are treated.