LibraLabRat wrote:PETA? Sorry, I am against animal cruelty. However, on top of being a hunter, I also work in a medical laboratory. Most animal testing is legitmate. Cosmetics? No. Drug efficacy and disease studies? Yes.
I agree strongly and would go further. I do not see why it is wrong to test cosmetics on animals. It is absurd to portray animal testing as wanton cruelty carried out by monsters for financial gain and/or personal gratification. Cosmetic companies are trying to develop safe products for prolonged use by humans (baby shampoo, for example). Animal testing is extremely expensive. Are we expected to believe that a cosmetic company would be testing (say) a lipgloss which they suspect might cause horrible suffering when applied to an animal? Why on earth would they do that?
LibraLabRat wrote:Finally, we are seeing dangerous trends in our country involving protesting.
Here in the UK, a lot of "protesting" animal rights is clear cut terrorism and should be treated as such. We are beginning to see similar behaviour in "protesting" abortion.