Some time ago Rosalie asked me for write a post about animal testing. I decided to do it but I needed more time to do some research and read more about this subject. But finally here it is-my post on animal testing :)
First of all I want to say something what can be quite controversial but I need to correct it. I call myself vegan but the fact is that I use products tested on animals and I wear leather clothes (only these ones which I bought before becoming vegan). And now I want to say why I do it. I’ve put a lot of effort in convincing my mom to let me follow the plant-based diet and I know that sometimes it costs her a lot (she buys me fruits which I like the most like for example dates-and everybody knows that they’re not the cheapest fruits on the Earth). So during one of the talks with my mom we set some rules and my mom decided to not buy me vegan clothes and products. I accepted it because I know how much she sacrificed to agree with my point of view and letting me to become vegan so I don’t want to dwell upon this subject.
Why I call myself vegan? Because I know for sure that in the future I won’t use products tested on animals and clothes made from them. And I think I do as much as I can at the moment. Becoming vegan was my biggest dream since last year and maybe you would not like the fact that I do what I do but I think it’s my business.
Why I spread the message about cons of animal testing? Because I think everybody should know about it. I know and I will do something about it as soon as possible. Now unfortunately I can’t do more. I hope you understand my situation.
So let’s come into the subject :) At the beginning I’m gonna show you some facts about animal testing (some photos will be there too) and at the end I’d like to give you my opinion on this subject despite the fact that I’m still quite ‘forced’ to use non-vegan products.
FACTS ABOUT ANIMAL TESTING
- Most (95%!) of the drugs tested on animals fail in human trials-so that’s the proof of animals uselessness if it goes about testing some products.
- 75% of animals get side effect’s from the drugs they are given/tested on.
- 12 million animals are used by EU researchers every year-that’s 137 animals suffering in cruel and painful experiments every 10 minutes.
- Animal testing is much more expensive than non-animal testing (and we have to remember that in fact most of all these drugs tested on animals aren’t introduced to the world because it could not be safe for people).
- There are other methods which we can use to test our products without harming animals (ex. in vitro testing, testing tiny amounts of drugs on human volunteers and also computer simulations).
- Products which are tested on animals: diapers, pet food, contact lenses, razors and many many more.
From my point of view animal testing is completely needless and I can’t understand why human invented something like this and felt good about it. I don’t understand it. I don’t understand how people treat animals and what’s the worst they don’t want to change it. People who do it know what’s going on, they just don’t want to stop it because it would mean less profits for them.
I share all these information with you because I know that there are people who have no idea what’s going on and they don’t have no one to tell them about it. I know that because I was this person one year ago. I had no idea about this cruelty and animals suffer. But I decided to not be uninformed and I wanted to get to know what happens to animals not only in slaughterhouses but also in laboratories. Now, when I know how their situation looks like I want to share my knowledge with you guys and change the world.
I hope you got to know some new facts for you about animal testing and you will start to think about it and if it’s really worth the cost which is animals suffer. All information about this subject I found on the Internet and I chose the most important one from my point of view to share it with you.
Thank you for reading this :) I’d be very happy if you let me know in comments below what you think about my blog in general, what I can change and about which stuffs you’d like to read.
Stay tuned for next post xx
P.S. If you want to learn more about animal testing watch this movie-“Earthlings” :)