We often hear the question- „If it’s not tested on animals, how can we make sure the products are safe to use?"
The truth is animal testing is completely outdated and unnecessary. Modern approaches that are cheaper, faster and can better predict the human reactions are widely available. More than 30 countries around the world, including the European Union now require their use.
We want to be sure to let you know some alternative ways for brands to avoid testing on animals.
According to the Humane Society of the U.S., there are more than 50 identified alternatives! (YAY!!) To name a few:
1. Lab-grown epidermis
We know that sounds creepy, but no worries, it comes from human stem cells. These stem cells in our skin multiply constantly, so doesn't it sound better to use our own skin than pets? We think yes.
2. In Silico
This is a computer simulation model and becoming more and more popular. It's quick and efficient and tests toxicity of chemicals on a human model. This method is time as well as cost efficient.
3. Human trials
Wouldn't this method make the most sense, since we are the ones that are going to be using the product? Probably. There are ways to safely do it by micro-dosing and microchip technologies. Using small doses, it can safely be tested if there is any reaction.
So let's work together to spread the word about ending animal testing and push brands to use alternative methods instead that are more efficient, deliver faster results, are more cost effective and our furry friends won't be paying the price.
(Source: Social Compassion In Legislation)