Tell Shiseido to Stop Testing Cosmetics on Animals
|Rabbits Prepared for the Draize Test |
Shiseido Cosmetics – the largest cosmetics manufacturer in Japan – continues to test on animals even though more sophisticated non-animal methods now exist.
In product testing on animals, 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 having a chemical eat away at their sensitive eyes and skin – even though the results of animal tests are often not applicable to humans.
In eye – and skin – irritation tests, rabbits are often immobilized in full-body restraints while a substance is dripped or smeared into their eyes or onto their shaved skin over the course of days or even weeks. Rabbits can suffer swollen eyelids, irritated and cloudy eyes, and inflamed skin, and if they suffer irreversible corrosive damage, they may endure ulcers, bleeding, bloody scabs, or blindness.
Some companies also use the lethal-dose test, forcing substances such as oven cleaner or nail polish down animals' throats, pumping them into their stomachs through a tube, or injecting them into their bodies until a percentage of the animals die.
Although it is illegal in the EU to sell cosmetics containing ingredients which have been tested on animals for these particular kinds of tests, Shiseido does sell products here. Their ingredients may still be tested on animals in other ways – and of course, Shiseido still sells its animal-tested cosmetics elsewhere in the world. Please contact this cosmetics giant and politely encourage it to end all tests on animals immediately for all its products worldwide. By taking less than a minute of your time to contact Shiseido Cosmetics, you can help end the suffering that animals endure when used in unnecessary tests.
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