Arrrg! Me mateys.
http://warminster.patch.com/articles...r-wear-mascaraMany years ago, I took a job in an animal testing facility in Philadelphia. They mainly tested cosmetics and household products for big companies before marketing.
On my interview, the director told me, Once you've been here a few days, you lose respect for all living things.
I was instantly horrified.
I accepted the job so I could see for myself what I had been reading about for years; that animals were tortured and killed for non-essential luxury items such as cosmetics and personal care items. I worked there for almost one year. What I had been reading about was true. Animals were treated inhumanely and suffered so that mascara or deordorant could be marketed. They suffered a great deal in the name of science and safety. However, the reality of it is that testing these products on animals does nothing to ensure consumer safety.
And it isn't required by any law.