Is the use of animal research justified or acceptable?
In conclusion, RDS considers that the use of animals in research can be ethically and morally justified. The benefits of animal research have been enormous and it would have severe consequences for public health and medical research if it were abandoned.
Why is animal testing wrong?
Animal experiments prolong the suffering of humans waiting for effective cures because the results mislead experimenters and squander precious money, time, and other resources that could be spent on human-relevant research. Animal experiments are so worthless that up to half of them are never even published.
Is animal testing banned in the EU?
From 11 March 2009, the EU prohibited the testing, within the EU, of cosmetic ingredients – irrespective of whether there were non-animal alternatives. From 11 March 2013, the EU completed the prohibition on the sale of cosmetics animal-tested after that date anywhere in the world.
Does the UK test on animals?
UK animal experiments. According to the latest Government figures (for 2019), a total of 3.40 million experiments were completed in Great Britain during 2019. Of these, 1.67 million (49%) related to the creation or breeding of genetically altered animals who were not used in further experiments.
Do Johnson and Johnson test on animals?
Do you test any of your products on animals? We do NOT conduct animal testing on any of our cosmetic products except in the rare situation where governments or laws require it. We’ll never compromise on the quality or safety of the products we provide for you.
Is Body Shop Cruelty Free 2020?
The Body Shop is cruelty-free The Body Shop has confirmed that it is truly cruelty-free. They don’t test finished products or ingredients on animals, and neither do their suppliers or any third-parties. They also don’t sell their products where animal testing is required by law.
Is animal testing justified?
However, many people believe that animal testing is justified because the animals are sacrificed to make products safer for human use and consumption. The problem with this reasoning is that the animals’ safety, well-being, and quality of life is generally not a consideration.
Does the UK allow animal testing?
The use of animals to test cosmetics products or their ingredients is banned in the UK and all other member states of the European Union. Since March 2013, it has also been illegal to sell cosmetics products within the EU which have been, or which contain ingredients, newly tested on animals.
Is it illegal to test products on animals?
Unfortunately, there’s no ban on testing cosmetics or household products on animals in the U.S., so companies that make and sell their products here can choose to conduct tests on animals.