14 January 2010

Poor Animals!

I love animals.

I understand there are times when experiments need to be conducted on animals to save human lives.

I know that many people are alive today because of the sacrifices made by animals (with no consent from the animals).

What I do not understand is intentionally inflicting pain on ANY animal (including humans).

So, hats off to L'Oreal (the cosmetic people) and Hurel Corporation for their research into creating a way to test cosmetics without having to use animals -- using, instead, human tissue cultures. It is a testament to the inherent good in all humans that computer simulations and tissue cultures like these are being used more and more instead of animals. I just wish we were advanced enough technologically to be able to do all scientific experiments without harming animals. :-(

You can read about the new method here

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