Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: SJ Newfoundland, Canada
Wherever you decide to link, dont go by Peta's site..I find they tend to irrationalize and sensationalize the whole thing.The only test I'm familiar with is the eye draize test :an acute toxicity test devised in 1944.Initially used for testing cosmetics, the procedure involves applying 0.5mL of a test substance to an animal's eye or skin for four hours.The animals are observed for up to 14 days, for signs of redness, swelling, discharge, ulceration, hemorrhaging, cloudiness, or blindnes..Almost always this is performed on albino rabbits and is very painful(go figure) administered without any or little anesthetic and usually the rabbit is killed in the end.
I'm very much against the use of animals in experimentation so I'm probably almost biased. In any case,Proctor and Gamble company is the worst for testing products on animals so I have completly boycotted anything made by them until they stop killing animals in un necessary tests..