Despite the fact that many innovative alternatives are available, many beauty companies continue to test their products on bunnies, guinea pigs, rats, cats, and dogs.
Not only can these tests be extremely painful, but they can also be downright lethal.
And even if the tests don’t kill the animals, they’re usually killed by the labs anyways. According to The Humane Society, animals are often killed by asphyxiation, decapitation, or even neck-wringing.
Sadly, many of these animals never get to see sunlight or even get to touch grass. They live and die in the lab.
And while over 40 countries have banned animal testing in the cosmetics industry, the United States continues to allow it, often with few regulations.
So, it’s time to ditch animal-tested makeup and go cruelty-free.
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Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel and when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her obsessing over her tuxedo cat Tom or hoarding drugstore lipsticks.